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.
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.
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.
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?