What’s your idea of the perfect vacation?

by Kristina on December 26, 2013 · 4 comments

Good morning Dinks.  As the cold weather sets in up here in the cold Northeast my mind can’t help but wonder to warmer climates.  This time of year always makes me think about tropical places with hotter climates where the sun shines all day.   Last Saturday as I was laying in bed deciding on how I wanted to spend the day I was thinking about where I want to go on my next vacation.  Of course money is always a factor in where, when and how I take my annual vacation, but mostly I just pick a place in the world that I really want to go.

Where do you want to spend your next vacation?

Travel overseas. I love travelling overseas because life in foreign places is so different from life here in North America – or at least my life anyways.  I love the water and travelling to warmer climates always makes my life better.  However a plane ticket to Europe or the Caribbean is very expensive and I could definitely live without the hassle of airport security.  Although I think it’s truly fascinating that we can hop on a plane and be in a totally different place only a few hours later.  I also love taking pictures while travelling because it reminds me of the great time I had.  In my 33 years of living I have only been to Europe twice because it’s really expensive, but in my opinion the cost is worth the experience.

Take a domestic vacation.  This is usually how I spend my days travelling because it’s not too expensive to travel within North America and I don’t have to worry about the currency exchange or the language.  When each vacation costs less I can travel more and that’s a win-win for me.  There are so many great places to travel throughout Canada and the United States that I actually can take several vacations throughout the year and never have to actually travel too far from home.  People always think that they have to spend a lot of money to go on a really great vacation, but that’s just not true.  With good planning, flexible dates and discount travel websites almost any vacation is possible on a budget.  Although next year I do want to go to California – which is on the completely opposite side of the country from where I live so that may be a little bit more expensive than I planned.

Just stay at home and stay in bed.  Sometimes staying close to home is the way to spend a couple of weeks. A truly relaxing vacation doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.  Staying home, sleeping in and just doing things in your neighbourhood that you normally don’t have time to do in your busy life is a good way to spend a vacation.   I will be the first to admit that getting out of bed is the absolute worst part of my day so the thought of spending some quality time resting in bed sounds ideal to me – and it doesn’t cost a thing.

So Dinks let’s hear it.  Where are you planning to go on your next vacation?

Photo by Kevin Dooley

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1 Kathy December 26, 2013 at 9:38 am

Perfect vacation for me is at Brooks Falls in Alaska watching the bears fish for salmon.

2 Jen @ Frugal Rules December 26, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Vacation has become a very rare commodity for me for several reasons but the main one is money. But if I were to go on one, I am thinking of a place just within the country I live in but is most visited by tourists from all over the world. I wish for that chance soon because I don’t want to remain a stranger in my own place. :(

3 Mel @ brokeGIRLrich December 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Oh my goodness, anywhere I’ve never been before is the perfect vacation. I’d really like the next big one to be to Asia, because I’ve never been anywhere over there (other than a layover in Thailand on the way to Australia, which just further fueled my desire to go because even the airport was fascinating).

On the flip side, just staying at home and in bed is my absolute favorite way to spend the occasional single day off.

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