Yes, it is cold and dreary outside in much of the country, but that does not mean you can not mentally escape to the warmth of summer and a vacation. Start planning now and you'll be on your way mentally!
When looking at a blanket of snow, it can be easy to get a bad case of the winter gloom. In some places where the sun barely shines, they even classify it as an illness. So, what can you do to avoid feeling down and out? Start planning your summer vacation.
So, what do you want to do this year? How much time do you have? How about a trip to Southern California to sit on the beaches? No, wait. How about a trip to Hawaii !? The choices are practically endless and transport you to the places of your dreams.
Another way to beat the gloom is to go back and review your past trips. One of the biggest mistakes most people make is failing to document their trips. Yes, they take a bunch of pictures and sometimes even a video, but this only tells isolated moments of the time in question.
The best way to make sure your trips do not fade into the background is to keep a travel journal. Whether you are trekking around the world for two years or simply heading to a resort for a week, a journal is a much better way of capturing the time because you keep a record of what you were doing, why you were doing it and your general through at the time about life and so on.
Years later, pulling out your journal on a cold winter day can make for some good reading. Your previous writings will make you laugh at long forgotten moments and remember things that occurred that might otherwise have slept your mind. It will also help you escape mentally to that time and place.
Whatever your current situation, you can take a break from the cold by cooking up vacation and travel ideas for this coming summer. You might want to visit places you've been before or try something entirely new. As long as it is warm, does it really matter?