Happy Memorial Day, y'all! As y'all know, I'm on vacation, and I thought it would be fun to have some of my favorite bloggers guest post for me about traveling while I'm away from the blog. Today, Steph is sharing what all vacations should consist of! I promise you'll love her posts, so head over to her blog after reading what she has to say about what we all should do on vaca!
I’m Steph. You can find me Monday through Friday at Life According to Steph, blogging about my weekends, sharing tips and tricks about cooking and hausfrauing, discussing books and life in general; and posting many gratuitous photos of food, drinks, the sky, and my two pugs on instagram (follow me here). Much gratitude to Joy for letting me fill in for a day while she’s off enjoying a fabulous vacation!
Vacation… Isn’t vacation a favorite thing everyone in the world has in common?
I try to make the most of every day, and vacation is no different. I research the crap out of everything before I even leave. I want to have the best time ever, be it a short weekend getaway or a week-long trip.
Here are five things I always do on vacation:
1) Do the touristy things. They’re popular for a reason. I like to strike a nice balance between doing the tourist thing and striking out to discover hidden treasures on my own. I’m from Philadelphia, and if you come to visit my town and don’t eat a cheesesteak or soft pretzel and avoid the Art Museum steps and the Betsy Ross House when you visit just because you don’t want to do tourist things, I’ll call you a fool and say good day. Get your picture taken in front of the statue!
San Francisco sights: Lombard Street, Alcatraz, and to the North the mighty redwoods
Rum punch, French pastry, and Guavaberry punch in St. Maarten
4) Schedule relax time too – especially if you’re doing a lot of sightseeing and visiting. Know yourself and what you need – If you’re someone who needs alone time, you still need that on vacation too. If you get cranky after four hours of being on the go, make time for a little siesta. Taking a nap, reading a book by the pool, eavesdropping on strangers’ beach conversations: all good use of vacation time.
I do my best relaxing on the beach
What do you always do on vacations?