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Top Five Tuesday: Fall Break Edition

It’s vacation week here and everyone is taking it easy. Well, when we’re not preparing for Thanksgiving we are taking it easy. Regardless of where I am, or what I am doing, there are a few things I require to declare a vacation success.

  1. Sleeping in. I do not believe in getting up early when you don’t have to.
  2. Reading. ¬†This week I am finally reading¬†The Alienist. I’ve always wanted to, but never got around to it for some reason.
  3. Trying something new. Whether it is a new restaurant, or something like zip-lining (which is AWESOME, by the way), it’s easier to break out of my comfort zone on vacation.
  4. Shopping. What can I say? I like to shop. I don’t typically spend much money, but I love window shopping in new places. (Fun fact: I have been to the local Barnes & Noble in almost every city I have visited. It’s a quirk of mine.)
  5. Napping. Vacation naps are the best.

As you can see, I am a terribly exciting person, but I’d rather relax in my time off than come back from a trip feeling like I need another break to recover from my vacation. What about you? What are your favorite vacation activities?

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10 replies on “Top Five Tuesday: Fall Break Edition”

I am pro-nap on vacation. Vacation is for relaxing and taking care of yourself. For me, this means lots of rest, a few low-energy activities, and lots of good food. Mr. Dormouse and I are hoping to vacation in New Orleans in mid-March, and we’re already looking forward to taking it easy in the Big Easy–as long as we can save enough money to get there, that is!

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