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Sarah Gillis
Sarah Gillis

Know when it&'s time to get away on holiday - signs you need a vacation

"I need a vacation"

Have you been thinking that for a while now? Well, you have become one of those people who hit snooze three times. Okay, four.  You hit snooze four times.  When you finally drag your bottom out of bed, you have one of those mornings when anything that possibly can go wrong, will.  All you are trying to accomplish is getting your caffeine fix to start to function like a proper human being, but oh, there it is, someone did not let the dog out and you have quite the mess to pick up after. Now the phone is ringing, the Paperboy is knocking at the door and you just remembered you were supposed to submit your tax form two days ago.  From the raw oats flying all over the kitchen to your pre-made lunch leaking all over your work bag, you are now positive you have done something so cruel the entire universe is out to get you!  No, the universe is not conspiring against you, this is not karma or any higher power plotting to ruin your morning, this is simply a huge indication that you are in dire need of a holiday.  Before you start going to work with your shirt on backwards, putting the cereal in the fridge and the milk in the cupboard, we think you should start to plan your next escape, and by the sound of things, the sooner the better.   [caption id="attachment_27913" align="aligncenter" width="661"] In need of a vacation[/caption]     Here are a few ideas to give that mind of yours a rest and to get outside, recharge and enjoy life.  After all, life is all about taking holidays.        1. Cliff Walk the Coast of Guernsey Tasting the fresh fruit at one of the islands many ‘honesty stalls’ will be a nice treat and break from the granola bar and juice box you gulp down on your commute to work.  The fine powdery sand between your toes on Cobo Beach will be a well-deserved break and much needed time for fresh air, and a fresh perspective.  Admire the aquamarine sea below as you walk atop the cliffs of the South Coast.   [caption id="attachment_27915" align="aligncenter" width="766"]Need a vacation Fermain Bay, one of the most beautiful tucked-away beaches in Guernsey[/caption]         2. View the Sunset in Oia, Santorini  There are few sunsets comparable to the sunset in Oia, Santorini (or perhaps none at all). As you walk through the narrow  paths in the village of Oia, view the white stone homes and blue roofed churches.  The sound of your alarm clock will be the last thing on your mind as you find the perfect spot to watch the sun go down. Experience the friendly Greek people as they welcome you into their restaurants or greet you as you pass by the beautiful place they call home.   [caption id="attachment_7813" align="aligncenter" width="716"] Enjoy an unforgettable sunset in Santorini, Greece[/caption]           3. Escape the Busy Life as you Walk Camino Frances Pilgrims today choose to do the Camino for personal, spiritual or religious reasons or simply to take some time out from their busy modern lives. Maybe your reason is to cleanse the mind and return feeling refreshed to enjoy your morning routine (and avoid washing your hair twice in the shower). You will be fascinated by the simple daily rhythms of the Camino and enjoying an endless succession of beautiful churches and buildings on the route.   [caption id="attachment_25296" align="aligncenter" width="746"]Camino Frances Enjoy the Camino Frances, a once-in-a-lifetime experience![/caption]   Studies show that trip anticipation can boost happiness for months prior to leaving, not to mention the lifetime of happiness it provides from the memories. You can view Our Galleries, Videos and read ‘Your Stories’ on the Adventure Inspiration section of our website to help plan your next adventure.   This will give you something to look forward to and take your mind off that never-ending “To Do” list. Okay, you should probably pay the Paperboy now. If you need any further information, you can get in touch with us via email on info@macsadventure.com and we will be more than happy to help you prepare your next adventure!   * This is an updated version of the post originally published in June 2013 
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