Vacations are awesome. They’re an opportunity to take a step back from the daily hustle. You can completely unplug from your responsibilities and just enjoy life and the world around you for what it is, rather than being caught up in a never ending to-do list. You can take a break from social media and the constant bombardment with information that the modern day world has made such common place.

There are so many places you can go when you decide to take a vacation. Heck, you don’t even have to leave your house to get the job done, but often a vacation is a lot more effective if you can go to an entirely different physical location. It gets you out of your element and into the vacation zone much more easily and quickly than staying at home may.

Some people like to travel to cities nearby or countries across the world. This is absolutely great, and I’ve done a ton of this kind of traveling myself. There’s something to be said for seeing the world through different eyes and walking in a different cities shoes for a period of time. Especially when you’re going to a different country, you get the opportunity to enjoy a different cuisine, to be surrounded by a foreign language, and immersed an unfamiliar culture. You can argue that this is truly good for the soul as it rounds out your perception of life and what it is.

There is another kind of vacation though that just really sits at the center of my heart, and that is traveling to a beach town for a relaxing and revitalizing break from life. You can go to anywhere that has a beach, it doesn’t even have to be that warm. I will say however that my personal favorite is going to beaches where the water is warm, the climate is comfortable, and you are quite removed from the city. Basically, the fewer the people on the beach the better for your mindset.

There’s nothing that compares to rolling out of bed at a leisurely hour with not a worry in the world. The only thing on your schedule is to make coffee and have a stroll down to the water’s edge. You don’t have to worry about how you’re dressed because you’re unlikely to bump into many people. The people that you do happen to bump into are operating on a similar mindset as you, and they won’t care or judge you for anything in the world.

The salty water on your skin is almost therapeutic, as is the sun and the warmth that penetrates your skin as it diffuses up from the sand and into your blood. This kind of vacation is what life is all about. Everyone is different, and you very well may not agree with me. For me though, you simply can’t beat this kind of vacation. While I’ll take other vacations as well because I have to stay well rounded, this is a vacation that I’m sure I’ll always come back to.

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