National Virtual Vacation Day

Let’s go!

Covid lockdowns and subsequent fears of spreading infection encouraged most of us to learn to get more comfortable in our own skin… in our own homes… in our own space. Many positive outcomes grew…. From folks learning to cook to parents getting to be home with young children. In many cases, we still cannot go out freely and enjoy life the way it used to be, although we hope this is not “the new normal.”

However, since this is National Virtual Vacation Day, it’s a perfect time to take a few minutes of self-care and travel. Seriously. It matters little where you might be, create the perfect vacation in your mind.

There is no hate… no war… no danger. The weather is perfect… There are no travel delays… the food is fantabulous. Your companions are anyone you want… past or present or future… or go solo.

Travel to wherever makes your heart sing or feel at peace or bloom with inspiration. Perhaps palm trees sway in a gentle breeze… Maybe magnificent mountains loom just ahead… or some safari sights soar in a welcoming wildlife park.

Just go there in your mind because you can. Imagine the flavors and textures of the delectable foods you are enjoying. Savor all the sights, smells, and sounds in your chosen locale.

Plus, your virtual vacation requires no masks, no vaccinations, and no Covid passport. Best of all is the price tag: FREE! We’ll look forward to seeing your smile when you return.

Oh… for me personally, I was torn.  Should I return to… ? Or perhaps….? Wait! This is virtual travel. We can choose them all! So, for this one, I opted for Italy. Specifically, Portofino… dining under the canopy at the harbor’s edge. Yummmmmm…. Melt in my mouth, paper-thin fresh pasta.

(Photo by Nick Fewings)

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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