Most people have some kind of hobby, for many it may be things like scrapbooking, knitting, painting, running, or a any number of things, for me, it's vacation hunting. I liken this to when people say they love bargain shopping, it's the thrill of finding a good deal.
I've totally bought in to the idea that gifts of memories are better than "things". Now, when I say that, I'm not saying that in a judgmental "people are too materialistic" kind of way. It's all about preference. Just as some people may like to receive jewelry or a good book, or a new pair of sneakers.... I like anything to do with travel. We've made a shift from buying each other gifts at Christmas to putting money towards family vacations.
I regularly check airlines, travel agency sites and discount sites like Priceline, Expedia, etc, for travel deals. Some people hate the process of planning vacations, but I thrive in it. Wanderlust is a permanent state of mind for me. And I'm ok with that.
My favourite vacations have included Disney and Cuba....but I also love when we have "staycations". I think when you live somewhere it's easy to overlook the reasons tourists visit your area. I try to make an active effort to explore my own city.
Below are some of my favourite vacation and staycation pictures.
Do you have any favourite destinations? Travel Tips? I would love to hear them! Leave your tips in the comments section.