Since I happen to be on my “favorite” vacation right now (and it’s even more special since it got cancelled last year), I thought I’d share why it’s my favorite:
- It’s affordable.
Every year, I go to Naples, Fla. in May. It’s off-season so the flights are not expensive. We rent two villas that sleep 5 each. We leave our chairs, umbrellas and beach stuff in the garage from year to year. We rent 2 vans and split the cost. We eat breakfast in the villa, bring our lunch to beach so we only eat dinner out.
- The weather is warm and dry.
It rarely rains and if it does, it is only for a short time. It is warm (and at that time of year, usually still cool in the NE.) The sunsets on the Gulf are amazing, too.
- I run.
This is one of the best things, of course. I can run around the private communities or on the sidewalk along the main road. The only downside is that it is not close enough to the beach to run with water views. And you have to get up early since it is warm and humid.
The 10 of us (and the make-up of the group can vary) met playing tennis although we no longer play together at home. So every morning we play doubles and take lessons with a tennis pro.
- I go to the beach every day.
Love the sand…the sun…the water…ahhhh!
- I eat and drink whatever pleases me!!
Calories do not count on vacation, right?
- We take a day trip each year to explore a different nearby location or site.
Often, it’s in the Sarasota area to visit a garden park, museum, etc. Of course, I always try and push for a hike.
- One evening we stay in for a fun gathering of sorts.
We’ve played games, recorded songs and skits, cook, and now we also have Book Club night.
- We also try to fit in some cultural event such as a play or concert.
I’m also linking up here:
Happy Running! Do you have a favorite vacation? Why is it so special? Please share.