Do people vacation primarily for excitement or relaxation?

Who doesn’t think about relaxation when it comes time to plan a vacation! The very idea of getting away from your routine at home and from an arduous job is reason enough to look forward to a nice vacation.

Some people daydream about lying on a beach, sipping a cool drink and basking in the sun as a perfect way to relax on vacation, and yet there are others who schedule rigorous activities on each day of their vacations without any down time. It isn’t my place to judge how people spend their time off. This planet is filled with so many diverse personalities! I’ll bet if we asked 50 people to define a relaxing vacation, we would probably get 50 different replies.

However, the fact that we humans are so diverse is what makes life so interesting and perhaps exciting! The thought of every person wanting to do the same things on their vacation presents a whole other set of problems! For instance, if everyone in the world wanted to go to Tahiti for a relaxing summer vacation, it would not only create enormous booking conflicts, airports would be a place of utter chaos to the likes we have never known, and, even if you got a flight there, Papeete would be inundated with people! Beaches would be lined with wall-to-wall people, and it would be impossible to enjoy neither a relaxing nor an exciting time on your vacation!

In a sense, it is a great thing that most of us define our vacation times with varying degrees of distinctions. The fact that we don’t all take vacations at the same time of year gives us slightly more freedom to find flights, hotels and space to explore new territories without floods of people around you wanting to climb the same hill at the very same time you do!

There is no doubt in my mind that a relaxing vacation can be just as exciting to those who desire a less active time, as opposed to those who must keep busy all the time. I say, “To each their own.” That’s why they make chocolate and vanilla! Yes, I realize that little quip I so often use, is a rather humorous way to look at the diversity among us. However, there is a lot of truth in those words, because if you think about it, our own individual tastes and interests are the very traits that set us apart from one another.

Our differences are what make up our individual personalities and make each and every one of us unique in our own way!

When it comes to vacations, the most important thing is that we all earned that very special time to do what we want, and in the style that we as individual, free-thinking human beings are entitled to do, and that is choose a vacation destination that makes us feel great!

Because of our wide array of diversities, choosing a vacation destination can be very subjective. To emphasize the point I am trying to make here is to say that even your very best friend who you trust and admire, may have completely different ideas of what to do on vacation than you do!

I must admit, this is a tough debate to lean strictly to one side or the other and I hate to “sit on the fence” on this one, but in my opinion, when I have the opportunity to take time off from my routine, I consider myself fortunate! All kidding aside, to my way of thinking, a vacation should include activities that are definitely exciting to you, but it is equally as rewarding to allow a little time to relax as well. These are both very important ingredients to a well-balanced and memorable vacation!