I’m Going on Vacation!

Things may be a bit quiet around here for the next week or so because I am going on vacation! Mike and I are taking the ferry to Uruguay and will spend the next 7 days exploring the coast of this tiny little country.

I’m majorly excited. Not because I know a lot about Uruguay (it’s going to be a pleasant surprise) but because this is the first actual vacation I’ve taken in two years.

Err, what?

I guess it may seem a bit spoiled, that I need a vacation from all my traveling. After all my whole life is one big vacation right?


Not really. I mean my life is pretty awesome, but it’s also a lot of work. Money is a pretty big issue for me and as a result I work pretty much every single day (weekends too) answering emails, writing posts, hacking my way through html, working on various projects on and on. This is being conducted from various hostel common rooms on sketchy internet connections, making everything take longer than it should. There’s always something that needs to get done, to the point where I feel kinda guilty whenever I’m NOT working.

I love my work, but I’m pretty positive that’s not the healthiest attitude to have. I mean, even office drones get their two weeks a year. Particularly in the last month as we’ve been pushing ourselves to finish Eat the World, downtime has kind of fallen by the wayside. Luckily we are happily installed in Buenos Aires with desks and lightening fast internet, but it still kind of zaps the joy and wonder out of living in a new place.

My current office

The app is finished, for now at least (it will be out in a couple of weeks) and as reward it’s vacation time!

It sounds a bit like a riddle: how do travel bloggers go on vacation?

Easy: we leave the laptops at home.

Seven full days with no computer, that will be the longest I’ve spent detoxed in a long time. I’m going to read books and lay on the beach and stare into space. I might send out a bragging tweets but other than that I’m going to attempt to not even THINK about work for 160 hours or so.

could be worse

Then I’m going to come back and write some articles about it! No rest for the weary but I do love it.

What are your upcoming vacation plans?



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21 thoughts on “I’m Going on Vacation!”

  1. I can totally relate. I’d love to hear about the withdrawl symptoms because even taking ONE day away from the computer is very difficult for me. Hope you had an amazing time in Uruguay! I’d love to hear about it as I’m planning BA myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sounds great, Steph! There’s not much out there on Uruguay, so I can’t wait to see what you and Mike make of the country. Something tells me that thoughts of “ooh this’ll make a GREAT blog post!” will still slip into your mind on your vacation ๐Ÿ˜›

    Enjoy the detox – you’ll soon enough get re-toxed upon your return! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Enjoy it! 7 days come and go so quickly. My plans in 2 weeks are to go to Cabo San Lucas. I call it a vacation but it’s really research time since I plan on moving there next year. So I’m pretty much gonna soak up all I see and hear to see if I truly want to call it my home.

  4. Most of my weekends are REAL vacation without the laptop, but they are short trips. Most of my longer trips coming up will involve a laptop. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Holy moly 8 days without a computer–LOVE! I had this forced on me when my MacBook Air broke the day before I went to Gili T for a week–SO refreshing to not sit on my laptop all night long, although I did duck into an internet cafe every night. Either way–just to have my internet/work time limited really forced me to get stuff done!
    ANYWAY–enjoy your disconnected time! It will be amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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