Secret Vacations: What they are, and why you should take one.
I have a confession to make, I am a planner. Party planning, and traveling planning is always something I have been very good at achieving the greatest results. It comes from my researching nature. For me, the planning aspect is half of the fun, half of the journey to whatever experience you are seeking. This, however has leaked out over the years, and resulted in myself being chosen as Maid of honor 4 times, Best Man once, the go to person for planning any party, or any trip. Travel is a big, big thing for me, and the research portion of traveling is the best part of the trip in my eyes, but not everyone feels that way. There has never been a trip I could just show up and relax. Tell me how much I owe you, and when to be there, that has never happened to me. When will someone take up the helm and let me play the passenger.
It just so happens, a very close friend of mine, is also an “A type” personality. She is always in charge of overseeing the details. Over drinks one evening, we came up with a brilliant idea. Why not plan a secret vacation for one another? It seemed like most ideas that I have when I am drinking….. AMAZING. We poured over the logistics of how we would achieve such a thing. Talked until the next bottle of wine was empty. It was a night to remember, and the ideas still sounded plausible the next morning. so we dove in. She took the first trip to plan, and we actually leave this week. I am clueless as to where we are going or what we are doing. For the first time in my life, I am just along for the ride…
A HUGE shout out and much love to my close friend who is planning this Secret Vacation for me. I love you so much, and I am on the next one 😉
Want to have a secret vacation yourself? Here are the top reasons why you should try it! Tune into my podcast to hear what sort of questions you should ask too start planning your trip! Ever been on a secret vacation? Post in the comments what you liked about it, or didn’t like. Would you ever do one yourself?
Top Five Reasons- Tune into the podcast for my details!
1. Relationship building
2. Feeling Appreciated
3. Losing Control
4- Breakout of your routines, gain a new appreciation
5. Find your sense of adventure
How to start your own Secret Vacation questionnaire-
How many days are you willing be away?
How many hours are you willing to travel by car or plane?
What is your budget?
– Be sure to include transportation, room and board, rental fees, and any other major activities.
If you are the planner, be sure to include a packing list.
Remember- know the person you are going with. If the person is afraid of heights, do not book a sky diving trip. 😉
Relax and enjoy the experience!
Marta On The Move will be featured on KDKA Afternoon Radio with Robert Mangino and Shelley Duffy this Weds the 16th at 6:35pm to discuss Secret Vacations, and on the air again after she finishes her trip to give details.