Wednesday, August 10, 2011

7 Signs you Need a Vacation

You have a mini panic attack when you get in the elevator and see a woman wearing a leaf-embroidered sweater….and realize that you’re on the back 40 of summer 

 Your day dreams consist of Mickey Mouse ears and chocolate-dipped bananas 

When you look at your friend’s Facebook vacation pictures you find yourself feeling twitches of envy

You consider buying a groupon for a hotel in your own town just so you can pack a suitcase and use hotel towels.  

You qualify vacation as any time you enter the next town or go somewhere new

You now view your apartment pool as a tropical destination

Any place that throws a candle on the table is considered fine dining

I’ve been on lots of fun vacations in my day…mini vacations, long ones, staycations, spring break (Hoooolla!)

.....BUT since no vacay plans are in my immediate future..... 
 …I want to know......

What was YOUR best vacation Ever? EVER EVER!

If you had to pack your bags, this very second, where you would go?  

(The answer to this is obviously to Atlanta to see me and Chelsea....duh.) 

Happy middle-of-the-week-sooooo-not-a-vacation-day-Wednesday dollfaces!
XO, A

40 comments:

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

Well, first of all, you KNOW you would be my first choice to visit on a vacation like right now. My best vacation ever has to be my honeymoon. We left the day after our wedding and drove to Florida, stopping where ever we wanted along the way (PA -> FL is about 18 hours). My fave city was Savannah, Georgia. Then we spent part the week in Orlando - visiting Disney, Universal, and the Kennedy Space Center. Then we drove across state to Tampa to visit my hubby's grandmother who couldn't make the wedding. While in Tampa, we visited the Big Cat Rescue, which was amazing. Then we drove back, got lost on our way back, and promptly went out the next day and bought our first GPS. :)

Rorie said...

Ohhh I would say I am in desperate need of a vacation & luckily in two weeks I get one!! My favorite vacation is when my fiance and I went to Key West, it was such an amazing time and we had so much fun!

Aimee said...

Growing up I went to Key West and I've been itching to get back there. However, if we are going all out here, then I would say Ireland or Europe (but I haven't been there yet. They are on my wish list) (:

Rissy said...

truthfully... I really would pack my bags to come see you and Chelsea. Honestly

Best trip ever was either St. Petersburg, Florida or a weekend I spent in Scottsdale. Ok Scottsdale wins for lack of humidity ; )

Want to just pack a bag and come with me this weekend? seriously... do it!!! I leave tomorrow at 8pm and arrive (in a new time zone) at 10pm. Obviously I'll tell you where I'm going if you respond to this comment ; )

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

portland! when i got engaged :) also i took a week long vacation to the bahamas with my family and that was pretty fantastic. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Jessica said...

Haha - this describes me perfectly! I went to Fort Lauderdale earlier this year with my boyfriend and I'm itching to go back. We didn't have enough time to just relax on the beach! (But can you ever have enough beach time?)

I'm hosting a giveaway for a pair of Jeffrey Campbell oxfords. If you have a minute, swing by and enter!

xoxo,
Jessica

Whitney said...

I want to go a vacation! My favorite vacation was my honeymoon. Hubby and I went to San Juan Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. John, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten. If I had to go somewhere, I would love to go to different islands in the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, or islands like Tahiti.

Ashley said...

I am leaving for Vegas tomorrow ...so I can't say that I need a vacation (although when I come back, I will probably feel like I need a vacation all over again b/c Vegas can be somewhat exhausting) but anyway ...my favorite vacation that I have ever been on has to be St. John, Virgin Islands ... it was amazing! Anywhere in the Carib is amazing, I think ... cant wait to go back someday!

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

my favorite is the first one.. the back 40 of summer. How did it go by so fast? I'm sad... but we still have chucktown!

LongIslandTeacher said...

Definitely need a vaca and do all of the above minus the first one lol.

Ashley said...

Hey girlie ... forgot to tell you that I nominated you for an award today ..so when you get a chance, stop over and check it out!

have a great day!!

-Ashley

Chelsea said...

i first have to say, i admire you for always posting your blogs so early. you are seriously so good at it.

now that the mushy stuff is out of the way- YES EVERYONE COME VISIT ASHLEY AND ME. YOU WON't REGRET it. shameless plug.

now, hmm my favorite vacation... that is really hard! i'd say bahamas with my old college roomies... from what i can remember. hehe. beach, sun, friends, all inclusive, pictures, dancing.. ahh perfection :)

megan said...

whatchu talkin bout?? you're coming to charleston next weekend and that is like 5 hours away from atl so it definitely qualifies as a vacay!

Holly said...

Oh these are all sooo true :) My best vacation ever was to Hawaii for a few days in 2009!!! I went to visit my boyfriend at the time, and while we're not together anymore, it was the best trip ever and I don't regret going at all :)

If I had to pack up and go now (which I really could) I would go somewhere warm with a beach. Possibly in North Carolina somewhere, or Florida. Or back to Hawaii. Or San Diego. I've had cabin fever for this last half of summer....lol.

Courtney said...

I'm dying for a vacation right now too but I don't think we'll be able to make it happen until at least next spring. =(
My absolute FAVORITE vacation was our honeymoon in Hawaii. You just can't beat beauty like that!

Alexandria said...

My best vacation was definitely when I was in high school and we went on a roadtrip from MA to TN then back. It was fun, we got to stop and do a ton of awesome things on the way and got to spend a lot of quality time with family in TN!

Rosie said...

Definitely New York! It was the trip of a lifetime. Seeing Times Square and Bryant Park for the first time was mesmerizing. Can't wait to go back!

Alex said...

I wish I had more htan just 10 days of vacation at work. I find it criminal!
My best vacation was defintely the backpacking trip I took with four of my closest girlfriends right after we graduated from college. I pretty much day dream about it every day!

Katie said...

Well, right behind ATL I'd have to say Africa. :) dyingggggg to get there.

Young and Fabulous said...

i am SO down for visiting you and chelsea! we can do some siteseeing, shopping, swimming, stalking real housewives, and slurring our speech at bars (tried to go with an S theme for some reason haha)

but yes that would be A BLAST!!

ok i think my fav vacation would have to be Las Vegas last summer. I literally FELL IN LOVE with that city and want to go back!

i agree with chelsea..you are awesome for posting so early hahah

xoxox

annahita said...

I need a vacation hard core. I went to Charleston with my girlfriends last summer and that tops the list as one of my best vacations. My husband and I still haven't gone on a honeymoon... we need to get on that. I just want a beach/pool, him, and a fruit drink.

Shannon said...

OMG I hear you. I haven't taken a day off of work since FEBRUARY! ( I did go to Vegas in February. ) I've been saving my vacation for maternity leave and this has been the longest, least vacation-y summer ever.

And I don't even have a pool. :(

natasha {schue love} said...

Ahh I love this! That picture of the kitties! Too cute! My favorite vacation ever was in Kauai for our honeymoon. I just LOVE that place and it was for a WHOLE week! Le sigh...

Fit With Flash said...

girl, you can come on up to the K.Y. if you want? 6 hr drive? : )

Michelle said...

I like the Groupon idea for a hotel in your area! That's a good way to escape the world! HAHA may try that!

Nikki said...

Best vacation ever: New York City
Where I'd go in a heart beat: New York City (even though I would definitely need a vacation to recover)

Major Gal said...

i've been "taking off" to the Toronto Island which is a 15 minute ferry ride from my condo and that's as close to vacation as I've been this summer, but I've really relished each moment.
my favourite vacation was in California. I fell in love with the feel and the scenery.

jayme said...

Funemployment means constant vacay for me :)

Of course I'm dying to come see you & Chelsea and belieeeeve me I'll be there before ya know it!

I'm currently at the spa in Los Angeles while John is working so this isn't too miserable. ;)

Best vacation ever though? Hmmm so many! Probably the Greek Isle cruise or now anything with my Johnny:) gah I'm gay.

Julip Made said...

Hahaha I'm pretty much victim to all of the above assumptions, but sadly no vacay in the immediate future. Best vacay ever... mother daughter trip to Portugal! I fell in love with the country and would move there in a heartbeat!

Britt said...

I am in such a need of a vacation! My husband and I are leaving for Cabo in 3 very short weeks and I can't wait. I am hoping this is my best vacation ever because I am in dyer need of it. haha

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

hmm, i'm thinking hawaii!! so in need of a little getaway as well :)

Sam @ fitness food & faith

Tabadoo said...

How sweet of you to invite us all to visit ;) jk.

My best vacation was to Paris for New Years 2011 we lost a group member due to the chaos but even that was an adventure!

Tabitha
Tabadoo.blogspot.com

Brianna said...

I am sooo with you girl! A vacay is so needed!
My best EVER was to Europe when I went to Holland & Italy! It was so amazinggg.
And OF COURSE I would head over to hot-lanta to see your pretty face!!
Other wise back to Hawaii for some fun in the sun!!

Meghan said...

I hope you get a vacay soon, girl! If I could go anywhere right now, I'd go back to Europe! Italy, here I come!

Justina F. Lee said...

HAHA this is hilarious! All of which are true too!

Abby said...

Hehe, I love these! My favorite vacation was when I went to Israel this past winter.

Ginger said...

My best vacations ever? Trips to France in high school and college....Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, Monaco...I loved it. Where would I go now? Another Caribbean cruise.

jessica said...

i am definitely in need of a vacay!
if i could go anywhere right now... prob italy or greece!

Leesh said...

My best vacation are all my vacations I take with my hubby, whether we go to Punta Cana or San Fran, I enjoy every minute with him because he is the best traveling buddy.

If I could pack up my bags and jet off somewhere, I would go to Vegas. I feel like I need to pump out all my partying days out of my system before I turn 35 this year.

Nuha said...

my favorite times are definitely when i go overseas...i absolutely love it. but i usually need a vacation after that vacation because well ummmm....family + 24 hour trips are kind of tiring