Who’s with me on this?! Summer is the most anticipated season of the year. You shop for it, plan for it, countdown for it and even workout for it (summer bod still in progress). Starting mid-June and ending mid-September, it is the same length as every other season in the year (though most people try to elongate it counting Memorial Day Weekend as the unofficial start). But for whatever reason, at least to me, summer seems to fly by the fastest.
My whole life I counted down the days until summer began. Growing up in New York, summer represented the time for sunshine (and hours extra of it), freedom (from school and my million extra curricular activities) and pure happiness (who doesn’t feel relaxed in summer?!). I typically spent half the summer at sleepaway camp and the other half on family vacations and at the beach with friends.
Though I live in Miami now, and it’s practically summer 50 of the 52 weeks in a year, summer is still a time I long for and look forward to despite the fact that a three-month hiatus from life is not in the cards for me anymore. It’s a season I love, and one I’m strongly feeling that I don’t want it to end right about now, especially as I sit here in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Why? Well, aside from the sunshine, freedom and pure happiness, it’s the time of the year I try to travel as much as I possibly can, and clearly, I’m not ready to let it go.
For many industries, summer is the slowest season, and if you work full-time like I do, and don’t take advantage of this fact, I highly recommend you start. The flexibility and leniency you have in being able to travel during slower times, compared to the busy season where it’s difficult to be away from the daily demands of work, is a gift you need to open and put to use right away. I always try to maximize this time, planning at least one big trip and a few small weekend trips throughout the 90 days we have to play around with. And this summer, I certainly did just that.
In the last three months, I spent 41 amazing days traveling and visiting destinations both nationally and internationally including Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Los Angeles, Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Las Vegas, Tucson, New York, Naples, The Florida Keys, Sedona and Phoenix, enjoying every moment of each unique getaway. It was such an incredibly beautiful summer as I traveled with my husband, family and friends on these various trips, each holding a special place in my heart and my memories.
So summer, please don’t end. I’m not ready to kiss you goodbye just yet. I’ve got one more trip to go, and I know I’ll certainly milk it for all it’s summertime glory.
If you had an awesome summer, let me know below! What was your favorite destination and why don’t you want summer to end?