There are different types of trips. Some are holidays, some are family visits, and some are tours. As much as I love visiting friends and family overseas, seeing local life and imagining, just for a moment, what it would be like to live there, it isn’t really a holiday. Tours are exciting, but often frenetic, moving on every few days, seeing new and fascinating sights, learning more about the world and ourselves. But they rarely give you time to truly relax. So for many years, we’ve interspersed such trips with a true holiday, lying on a tropical beach or beside a pool, where beer o’clock begins about 11 am, and where the most stressful issue is deciding which massage package to choose or what to have for dinner.
I’ve written already, briefly, about one of our favourite holidays here.