Making Travel Decisions Over a Glass of Wine
Deciding on a travel destination has been a tremendous headache for me during the past month. As I have stated in the past, I want my next trip to be an immersive experience. Switzerland, France, Iceland, Argentina, Chile? I have concluded that those destinations are out of contention for this summer.
I’m not a huge planner by nature. For instance, my big trips in the last few years have been decided in a day. Once I have made a decision, all the loose planning is done in a matter of days. Done and done; I’m on the way. Unfortunately I feel like a trip to the aforementioned destinations should be something special, an immersive experience. It’s important to realize that this goal can only be achieved successfully through careful planning.
So where do I travel?
Presently I sit with a glass of wine in hand while browsing travel websites. I ask myself why I’ve never taken a vacation where the goal is just to decompress. By and large I feel that I need to have a relaxing time this go around.
I take a sip of La Galope Sauvignon Blanc and the initial citrus notes open up to a palette of lush tropical fruits. The finish is reminiscent of grassy fields. Each sip is smooth, clean and features a gentle acidity. I focus once more on the tropical fruits and then it hits me. Why have I never taken a beach vacation to a tropical destination?
I’ve often wondered what it would be like to go to this faraway state but have never seriously considered visiting. My initial interest has resulted in more thorough research. Consequently it’s looking more and more likely that a visit to Hawaii might be in the works.
Great beaches, hiking trails, history and great food? Sign me up! I still have a lot of research to complete before I make a final decision. But if the goal is to relax and decompress, I sit here tonight feeling confident that this type of vacation may just may be what I need.