Millions of families and individuals take vacations.
Some travel to exotic places, others to nearby resorts to enjoy the scenery, quiet, and familiar food, although some young people look for destinations where there is “action”.
Thousands of people make a serious mistake to take work to complete during their vacation. Many are also consistently in communication with their work place, either by cell phone, IT, fax, or other means.
A vacation is meant to change your environment, relax, enjoy another culture, and if you wish, to learn something new but not trying to work and enjoy a vacation.
Leave you work place and cell phone at home. Plan your trip carefully and select a destination that fits your needs, or those of your family.
If you are looking for sun, sand, and swimming, there are many destinations that would serve you well.
If your family wants a resort with all imaginable amenities, and excursions to nearby sites, thousands qualify.
If you are looking for a gastronomic vacation, head to France, or Spain, or Italy, where you can drive short distances and can experience completely different cuisines. Ditto for wine buffs. But you can add to the above list Portugal, Germany, and Hungary in continental Europe.
For those whop want to see the world pass by, a river cruise is recommended.
Cruises on the Mediterranean Sea are now quite affordable and offer the luxury of unpacking just once, and options to visit several cities in a week or two.
If you are interested in archaeology, read about the site(s) you plan to visit. The more you know about the site, the more you appreciate it.
If you want to relax completely, choose a low-stakes activity – hiking, snorkelling, knitting, batik printing, a cooking class or a series of cooking demonstrations and/or hands-on classes, a wine course, history and use of local foods are some that come to mind.
Leaving your laptop at home is a very good idea. Most of the IT traffic is spam or advertising, and rest assured your business will still be there when you return.
The idea of a vacation is to relax, not to get worked up or worries as to how you can manage to finish all the accumulated work.
Either train someone to do it during your absence, or delegate a portion of your daily activities to your assistant.
In fact, a good manager trains his/her co-workers so that the department or the business functions as well during his absence.