Vacationing with the family in Outer Banks (OBX) North Carolina. It is beach, beach, and more beach.
I am not normally a beach person. But something about sitting on a porch listening to the ocean waves has a soothing effect on me. It naturally empties my mind, like meditation but without the cushion. And definitely beats listening to the Metro traffic report on my normal commute.
The other bonus of this vacation is spending quality time with family relatives. Having the time to small talk, sharing meals, and relaxing together really strengthen the family tie and deepen the emotional connection. Something we can always do more.