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Sunday, June 12, 2011

How to take a virtual vacation...

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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Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hopped over from Mosiac Mon. Although, I would much better be there for the real thing, the pics are gorgeous! Not a bad idea for troubling times.

Lorrie said...

Fun idea, one that I use sometimes. My destinations usually involve Europe, or the Rockies.

Your photos of Sanibel Island are stunning.

eileeninmd said...

Fun post and mosaic. I love the Yellowstone webcam, sometimes you see buffalo roaming around.

Maggie said...

Sounds like a grand idea to me, who knows very soon I could be on a hilltop overlooking Positano on Italy's Amalfi coast!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

A virtual vacation is probably the kind I'll take this year!!! At least the photos are pretty!!! Have a beautiful day!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I hope your dreams come true and you get to vacation in that lovely place!

Keri said...

Maybe when they figure out a way to capture the smell of a place/sounds of a place. Great choices. You make me want to take a trip.