20 Jul '13, 1am

Why we all *need* vacations. Please heed this smart read.

Why we all *need* vacations. Please heed this smart read.

Why is it that so many of us don't take vacations? After returning from a glorious five nights and six days in Barbados, I realized that I didn't really "miss" that much going on in my regular life. You know, the things that seem so important and all-consuming that we don't take vacations because we are afraid of missing them? Turns out that exactly three things happened while I was away, most of them minor, none of them that couldn't be addressed via a decent WiFi signal. That's not the only thing I realized while "away from it all" at a small guesthouse in the Scotland District (picture rugged mountains, jungley forests and crashing waves) on the non-touristy side of Barbados. Here is my "stop making excuses and get out of town" list — and if it only serves as a reminder to myself and does nobody else any good at all, then so be it. But hopefully this will inspire you to...

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