Weekly roundup: Vacations and more vacations

by Kristina on October 4, 2013 · 6 comments

Happy Friday Dinks. So this is it, as you read this I am already starting my two week adventure in New York City.  Next week I will be in Philadelphia looking at the liberty bell and visiting the jail cell where Al Capone stayed and then the week after that I will be walking through the Smithsonian zoo in Washington D.C.

But I’m sure that you are all sick and tired of reading my over excited posts about my great two week adventure.

So let’s talk about vacations, what’s the best thing about being on vacation?

Alone time for myself to think. I am travelling alone, but meeting up with friends and family in each city along the way.  Being by myself gives me time to just take a breath, sit back and relax.  I like to do what I want, when I want and not worry about anything else.

Quiet time to get some work done.  I like travelling by train because it gives me time to just focus on my work.  If I shut off the TV I can accomplish a lot more work in a lot less time.

No chores.  I don’t live in a huge apartment, but I hate cleaning it just the same.  Over the next two weeks someone else will make my bed every morning, vacuum my carpets and clean my bathroom.

Just being away on vacation.  A vacation gives us the opportunity to do things that we normally wouldn’t do and visit places that we have never before seen.  I am going to visit two cities where I have never been before and I am so excited about discovering Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

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1 Annie October 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm

With the government shutdown a lot of the places you plan on visiting in NY and DC may be closed :(

2 Jen @ Frugal Rules October 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

What I would not give for a nice, relaxing vacation, especially one that involves a lot of travel to places I have yet to see or visit. I can just imagine the bliss of a two-week “away from it all” moment like the one you are about to have. But then again, the vacation has to be a family package for me. Some may not agree that that can be called a vacation but that is how I would want it.

3 dojo October 6, 2013 at 4:35 am

Best of luck in NYC. Please take many photos, I really miss the city and would love seeing how it looks now ;)

4 Simon @ Modest Money October 8, 2013 at 9:46 am

Hope you are enjoying your vacation and the government shutdown hasn’t adversely affected your plans. Vacations sure offer clarity on perspectives and sharpen our focus.
Appreciate the mention!

5 Filipe Barcellos March 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Our delight to be able to spend a vacation in New York, I had the opportunity to meet this wonderful metropolis about 3 years ago, but now I and my bride are going to New York on vacation and intend to stay at least 20 days or more.

6 www.importadorcomsucesso.com April 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Since I love New York, if I could I would move to this wonderful city today.

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