Vacation Anticipation

As I sit at my desk and try to craft an interesting post on something travel related, all I  can do is daydream about an upcoming tropical adventure. As these thoughts have pretty much taken over my brain today, I thought I’d write a little bit about – Vacation Anticipation…

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Looking forward to vacation?


For me, a case of Vacation Anticipation usually sets in about a month before departure. At that point I start to think about the feel of the warm Caribbean sunshine on my pasty winter skin, jumping like a kid again into the clear turquoise water and letting the sound of the waves and the coqui frogs lull me to sleep.

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The lists begin at that point.
Miniature toothpaste tube – check
Extra camera cards – check
S
unscreen – double check.

As the time gets a little closer, I accumulate a little pile of things to pack in the corner of my room. I start to think about the taste of a cold and fruity rum punch while sitting on a comfortable lounge chair in the sand with a perfect view of the water.

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Music – check.

Sunglasses – check, check.

I can almost taste the Caribbean Lobster or conch.

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And I can certainly close my eyes and see a perfect Caribbean sunset…

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So is Vacation Anticipation a blessing or unnecessary mental gymnastics?

Given the fact that the actual vacation comes and goes before you know it, I’ve grown a bit fond of my Vacation Anticipation. Why? It allows me to get in and enjoy that vacation state of mind for a longer period of time…

And, upon my return, I immediately do what anyone else with a Tropical Obsession does. (Find out if you have a Tropical Obsession here)
I begin planning my next vacation the day I get back from the last one!


Do you experience Vacation Anticipation too? Tell us about it!

 

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Comments

  1. Janet Byard says:

    OMG! You have been reading my mind! I am already packed! I must say that I had to do a couple of side trips to hold me over to this one!

  2. kathy osborne says:

    We leave FL tomorrow for San Juan PR and then Saturday to Tortola. In my mind, I am already there!

  3. Allyn Fincher says:

    I have been back less than three weeks from the BVI. Before we left, I packed the weekend before. I looked at the website for the Windjammer Cruise everyday about a month before. Now I sit in my office and day dream about the water. I am hoping to go to Belize next year. I started researching the trip the last day when we were in St. Thomas. I got it bad…