I don't know where this thread should go so I just decided randomly to put it here.
Someone I know who is on their way back from a vacation texted me "I need a vacation, this one was exhausting".
I have definitely felt that way while on "vacation" or after returning from one - like I felt more tired after the vacation, what with all the running around trying to fit so many things into such a short amount of time. At the same time, I could get bored "just relaxing" too. That made me think about what would be the ideal vacation?
I think going somewhere beautiful and tranquil that has available options of activities that I could choose to do, but I would not make any plans or think ahead of what I wanted to do. I would not build up any expectations in my mind of things I "must see" or "must do". Basically, I would like to do things at my leisure (or not) and fly by the seat of my pants (or not) on a vacation and not have any regrets of whatever I choose to do. If I go to, say a beach, for a vacation, I could do nothing but lie on the beach and read for 2 weeks straight and do nothing else and eat nothing else but coconuts and never regret this.
I think part of the appeal of vacation to me is to just be away from home and all that is my normal life, doing anything else.
What say you?