We all have that one dream vacation, where we are free to leave our worries behind and just escape: The Caribbean, a foreign land somewhere in Europe, maybe even inside the U.S. Wherever the location, I’m sure visions of peaceful relaxation come to mind when you think of slipping away, preferably unnoticed. Whichever way you choose to spend your vacation, be sure to enjoy every minute of it.
When writing, I take a mental stay-cation. I take a minute to allow my mind to wander, mostly places like a jungle or other heavily secluded area. This helps me to relax so I can get back into the groove of whatever it is I may be working on at the time.
Need to take a quick break for a 10-minute breather? Here are some writing prompts to help you get focused and back to where you need to be.
- DREAM VACATION: What is your dream vacation? What is the one place you have always wanted to visit? What do you like about this particular vacation spot? Do the native people speak another language? If so, do you plan to become fluent in this language? What else can you tell me about your dream vacation?
- FAVORITE GETAWAY: What destinations have you traveled to so far? Which one was your favorite? Who did you take with you? What did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? Would you go again?
- HONEYMOON: Where was your honeymoon travel spot? If you haven’t had a honeymoon, where would you like to go? What kind of place is it? How long did you stay?
- FAMILY HERITAGE: Where do you ancestors come from? Plan a vacation geared learning more about where you came from.
- HUMANITARIANISM: Many third world countries are much less fortunate than those in more industrialized countries, i.e. the U.S. Plan a visit one of those countries and prepare to do some volunteer work. The natives in the area get to benefit from your help, and you get to feel good about yourself.
- HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS: I admit; I’ve got a fascination when it comes to the paranormal stuff. TV shows like Ghost Hunter and Paranormal Sate tend to pique my interests. If you are anything like me, plan a road trip, stopping at any haunted attractions along the way. Or if you prefer things to be a little milder, the U.S. national parks are my second best choice.
What traveling have you done? Comment your stories below and be sure to share this with friends and family!
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