Beat Stress: Take a Virtual Vacation

Sis and I were having a texting meltdown after she’d had one of THOSE days. You know the kind. When everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

Yeah, THOSE days.

These conversations make me feel kind of helpless, because there’s not much I can say to help – and I feel like I should help. Without thinking, I finally told her to go online, and look at pictures from the place that she was vacationing at later this year.  To imagine herself being there, and how much she was going to enjoy it.

Dublin, Ireland, Dani Wade, vacation
Dani in Dublin, Ireland park

It wasn’t until then that I realized I’ve been doing exactly the same thing for a month. I got a bee in my bonnet that I wanted to go on a little weekend writing retreat, all by my lonesome, sometime this spring. While hubby was completely agreeable, the decision will rest on the same thing it always does – finances.

So I have no idea if I will get to go, but I’ve been searching online for hotels, places to eat, walking trails – and with each picture, I feel calm and happy.

That may be sad to some, but I consider it to be self–medicating — without the happy pill. I can take that trip any day.  🙂

Dublin, Ireland, Dani Wade, vacation
Store in Dublin, Ireland

If you could take a virtual vacation anywhere at all, where would you go?




4 thoughts on “Beat Stress: Take a Virtual Vacation

  1. Ooh, I’d definitely take a virtual vacation in Australia and then New Zealand so I could explore all the amazing sites without having to be stuffed in a plane for a full day. Great idea, Dani!

  2. Bonnie, I’ve always loved the idea of those 2 countries, but I’m afraid to go to either of them. Too many deadly things there. 🙂 But Sydney would be gorgeous, I’m sure!

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