Friday, August 24, 2012

FSO - Favourite Vacation Spots

The question was asked: 
Where do you love to vacation?
Do you go on vacation to rest and relax...
or do you DO vacation and keep busy with activities? 
 
For me, there are vacation categories.  Next year I will have a BIG vacation to a foreign land and I will do the whole tourist thing.  Most of the time, though, I take my annual leave in short breaks, three days here, four days there.  Some of them are for family things.  In a couple of weeks I will spend a week in Taranaki helping look after my little grandson while his mum is away. Last time I was there, at the beginning of May, the first snow of the season fell on the mountain.  

 
Each year I have a mid-winter break with a friend.  This is always an 'escape ' in the North, a time of no rules, do what we feel like doing, we wander and explore in our own fashion.  This year we went to a spot that we discovered last year.  A beautiful, unspoiled, isolated place with few people.  Very few.   This is my favourite sort of vacation spot.
 

I wonder if there are others who would choose this sort of vacation?  I'll be able to find out by having a look at the rest of the FSO team.  

12 comments:

  1. I love a do-nothing-I-don't-want-to-do vacation. I want lots to read, some good food and wine, a good bed and some interesting walks. What I don't want is crowds or the need to make conversation. This year, though, I'm going to Europe for a busy holiday - and looking forward to it!

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  2. I would absolutely choose your kind of vacation!! LOVE the first photo.

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  3. Whoa! I love that first photo - just beautiful.

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  4. Now, this is my kind of vacation! Lovely photos, too. You've captured the feel of the area.

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  5. I would like this kind of vacation. I don't expect to have the kinds of vacations these days as I did when we were younger. I go on week-end retreats to quiet places several times a year now. Good for the body and the soul. Wonderful photos.
    QMM

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  6. I love vacations like that!! Wonderful photos. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

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  7. I love going to beaches! just me and my camera.:)

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  8. wonderful photos but where is it.... you wont tell so too many people go? you coming to Brasil next year???? Life is too quiet to have a quiet holiday - I want action....

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  9. Beautiful images Pauline, and it does look so serene. Sometimes I enjoy isolated and other times I like lots of activity and people. Just depends on my mood I guess.

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  10. There are so many types of vacation. Exploring new places with friends is one of my favourites. Being in places to take photos such as your last photo is as near heaven as a holiday can get for me.

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  11. your grands want to go skiing?

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  12. Beautiful pic of Mt Taranaki. I haven't been there yet though I have seen it on my way to Wanganui and from the plane.

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