In these challenging economic times you may being finding it hard to find the money or time or both to squeeze in that summer vacation.
Here's a temporary fix, think about where you would like to go this summer, then google your destination to see if there is a streaming webcam in that location. For example, I was thinking how nice it would be to take a mini vacation to Sanibel Island. It's only about a three hour drive and I've heard it's great for shell collecting. I googled Sanibel webcam and found this site, Island Inn Sanibel .
This beautiful resort offers cottages, beach houses, duplexes and suites.
So, how to take a virtual vacation?
View your destination web cam in full screen if possible. Check at different times during the day to see the changing colors and light of the day. Pull up your laptop at your patio table as you dine al fresco and gaze at the beautiful beach sunset. Imagine you are looking out the window from your luxurious suite at your beach front view.
Sounds a little cooky? Well, maybe but remember that visualization is key in making your dreams a reality. I did this a few summers ago when I really wanted to take a trip to the northwest Georgia Mountains. I found a webcam of Brasstown Bald Mountain. I viewed it several times a day imagining myself being there and that summer I found myself standing on top of that mountain!
Maybe in a few weeks I'll be standing on this beach. Or in a cabin in the mountains
Or Lauderdale at sunrise
Or maybe a view of Time Square is more like it...
I'll keep you posted...
Happy mosaic Monday!
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