Black Sands Beach in Waipio Valley, Hawaii
It’s been a minute since I have written about my adventures. Mostly because I have been pitching a few adventures to publications, but coming soon you will hear all about my explorations in Croatia, Portland, The Middle of Nowhere Pennsylvania, a secret restaurant I found in New York, Vancouver and Whistler, and a few more surprises.
Anyways, as I am sitting here on the lanai on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii, I am in awe of the turquoise waters and blanket of palms that interrupt my view of the horizon (not mad about it). It’s been a while since I have had an “explore someplace new” feat. For me, I need a minimum of one new destination trip per year. As life gets in the way, sometimes this is hard to accomplish, but I always make it happen. This year I was lucky enough to make it two new destinations and hoping to get one more in towards the end of the year.
I’ve been reading many articles that find their way into my inbox about how people CHOOSE not to take their earned vacation time, putting work above everything else. If I weren’t in the art world working as a freelance writer and actress, I would absolutely take advantage of my free two PAID weeks of vacation. I suppose this is easier said than done when you aren’t living in that world, however, why would you not hit reset and explore someplace new? Or at least lay on a tropical beach somewhere and do nothing but get tan [and paid]?
So, as I type away on my vacation, I challenge you to plan your next adventure. Maybe you have the luxury of leaving tomorrow, or maybe you need to plan a few months in advance. Whatever the case may be, I promise, with hopes of not sounding too cheesy, your body, mind, and soul will thank you dearly and so will your boss and co-workers who get to enjoy the refreshed and energized version of you.