In just a few weeks, I’ll be heading to Orlando for the annual Romance Writers of America conference. It’s not very far away, but after spending the last couple of months writing and meeting deadlines, it is definitely a mini-vacation. I get to visit friends I usually only see at the conference, room with friends I love to hang out with, and visit my editor, who I normally only communicate with through email or a phone call. It’s always an exciting time and while thinking about getting away, this question popped into my head. Vacation or Staycation?
With temperatures in the 90’s here in Florida, I vote for staycation. As much as I love the beach, the thought of roasting in the sun is not appealing.
But there is always the pool to consider. If it gets too hot, there’s the option of going back indoors to the very appreciated air conditioning to watch a movie.
Usually my husband travel to the mountains in the fall. I love to see the changing leaves and experience the crisp air, but right now, the idea of hiking through the woods or rafting down a cool river is very high on my list.
When it comes to time off, either traveling or staying home can meet your needs. Jetting off to some exotic locale or driving across the country is an adventure, but sometimes staying in your own backyard and visiting new restaurants or catching a summer blockbuster movie can be just as fulfilling. That’s the thing about vacations, there are tons of places to see in this great big world. You can do just about anything you put your mind to.
Have a great summer!
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of fifteen novels. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. She is currently working on new stories for Harlequin Heartwarming, as well as books in the Amish Inn Mysteries. Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at Tara Randel Books