5 Things on Vacation

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Dr. Tanya continues her #5Things series by asking about favorite vacation activities. I don’t travel much, except to visit my family, nor do I plan to start. It’s too expensive and I don’t want to leave my kitty. Honestly, I don’t have many happy travel memories, except for the two times I traveled solo with my daughter. My parents were too hyper on vacation for my taste, and my ex-husband, well… let’s just say we had different ideas. Anyway, besides family visits, here are my favorite activities to engage in during days off work.

1. Wandering. I like to get a cup of coffee or tea and window shop, peruse the bookstore, maybe check out some artwork, and just drift to wherever my feet take me.

2. Painting or crafting. I enjoy spending a bunch of uninterrupted hours engaged in a hands-on creative activity. Sometimes I color to relax on any random day.

3. Visiting Catalina. I don’t really consider this to be travel, since it’s nearby, but it’s really fun to take the ferry over to Catalina and see the island. Last time, there was a Chihuly glass art exhibit there, which I love.

4. Watching a matinee. It’s nice to indulge in an early movie by myself. The theater is pretty empty and I can choose something silly that my friends wouldn’t enjoy.

5. Gaming. I like to play board games with friends, and it’s great to have the time to indulge in the longer strategy games, which can take hours to finish.

Another reason it’s hard for me to become enthused about travel is that fact that I’m so often in pain. The idea of having to deal with a migraine on an airplane is no fun at all. I don’t want to spend money going to a new place only to have to lie in a dark room cuz my head is throbbing. Strange food usually neither agrees with me nor appeals to me, so there’s that as well. I’m just an old fuddy duddy, but I like what I like! Pffft.

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9 responses to “5 Things on Vacation

  1. I also worry about getting migraines abroad. Mine are usually exercise-related, but lately I’ve started getting them sometimes on planes too. When I went to visit E in January, I got a migraine on the plane, struggled out of the airport, then spent the hour-long cab journey to my airbnb worrying I was going to throw up before I got there. To make matters worse, the cab radio was playing the same half-dozen adverts on a loop — no music or talk, just the same adverts. That would annoy me even without a migraine.

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  2. Chronic pain is definitely a consideration. I like to take time and wander around too.
    Virtual travel is fun. I’ve spent hours on Goigle Earth checking out places I’ll probably never go to. But I’ll never have to deal with insects or lost luggage or any of the other hassles either😉

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  3. I like your relaxed vacation ideas.

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  4. I used to like using my kitty as an excuse to not have to go anywhere, lol

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  5. I love going to the theatre alone as well!

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