“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
― Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
Nothing breeds more content than a planned vacation with family or friends. Why, after putting forth so much effort all year with work and obligations, how does one rejuvenate unless some planned time away is secured? No matter what budget you adhere to, there are always all sorts of ways you can get away, even if for only a few days. Preplanning is the art of invention here, and if you dig deep in your reserves, I'm sure you'll come up with family and friends that would welcome a visit this time of year!
So, if you haven't already planned your yearly event, there is ample time to do so. Check out the ideas below and get moving! After all, life's best memories are those ingrained from swing porches away from home. All that needs to be done, all that will soon be failing will be waiting for you when you get home just as it has been doing all year anyway.
we’re already there. And, they offer cabins!
healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak also is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 15 states and for four commuter rail agencies.