This post was inspired by my recent vacation to Crete (Greece). There is so much to love about vacation and I have a ton of favorites, but there are also vacation-fessions that go along with those favorites. If you are interested in knowing more about Crete, you can check out my posts Crete week 1 and Crete week 2.
My Cretan vacation faves :
Relaxing. I spent a lot of time disconnected from social media which gave me time to sleep, read, and just do nothing but people watch.
…at the same time, I vacation-fess that there were times I preferred to stay in the air-conditioned hotel because the idea of putting on sticky sunscreen again just was not appealing. It was sunny and 95 degrees everyday, temps we never get in Paris.
Reading. I hardly ever
have time make time to sit and read during the year because I am always on the go, and zap constantly between everything I do. I was happy to have finished four books in 2 weeks, a record for me. I had downloaded several on my kindle before I left.
… but I vacation-fess that sometimes I miss a book with pages. I bought a couple paperbacks recently because I was craving a “real” book.
Running. I am in the middle of NYC marathon training and I had such good intentions about running while in Greece. I brought a ton of running clothes, and all the gear I would need.
…but I vacation-fess that my packing was so concentrated on running, that I brought only two, yes T.W.O. “everyday” shirts to wear. LOL. This is why in every single picture you see me with my favorite black Athleta top. The other one was too dressy to wear during the day.
Sightseeing. I am Type A and have a hard time staying put. So I always drag my family to cities, museums, archeological sites, caves, monasteries….because I because I figure that if we are visiting a new country, we should know a bit about the history & culture. I am glued to a guide book several times a day.
…but I vacation-fess that after 10 days of sightseeing, I was done playing tour guide. All I wanted to do was lounge by the pool.
And the LEAST favorite thing I like about vacation is eating out. Restaurant food every day, and even twice a day is just too much for my body to handle. While I try to choose healthy options, the change still throws my body out of whack. Look at the size of this feta portion!
…but I vacation-fess that the last week, during our all inclusive, there were so many healthy options, I was thrilled that I didn’t have to cook or think about meals. Whole foods. Veggies. Fruits. Grilled chicken & fish. I hadn’t been an all inclusive with such great choices. A buffet was so much better than choosing off a menu.
What would you like to vacation-fess ?