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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Six Ways To Do Nothing On Your Vacation (Reasons 4-6)

Last month I listed 3 ways to do nothing on your vacation.

These were:
Spend an afternoon enjoying the hotel’s pool.
Hang out at the local café and meet other people.
Turn off your social media. 

This month, I’m adding 3 more ways.

The Fourth Way: Do you have a list of 20 things you want to see and do? Narrow it down to the top 5. You’ll be much more apt to really take in your beautiful vacation surroundings.

The Fifth Way:  Do you really need to climb every mountain? Instead, grab a beach chair and enjoy the view-whether it be the beaches or the mountains, or somewhere in between.

The Sixth Way: Enjoy a quiet dinner on your hotel’s terrace, rather than waiting in line at the trendy new restaurant you read about online.

Final thoughts: You may think that "downtime: is wasting time. In fact, these will be the vacations experiences that you will remember the most. And, you can always revisit your favorite spot again in the future, so don't be the person who needs: "A vacation from your vacation."

Don’t forget to enjoy a quiet afternoon reading!
Pick up a copy of Maeve, my sweet romance novella, for one last beach read. 

He’s all business. She loves to laugh. When business conflicts with pleasure, what could possibly go wrong?
Maeve Doherty needed a hard-earned break from Ireland’s rainy weather, as well as caring for her younger brother. When the offer from Perfect Match to enjoy a week on an island of her choice arrived, she hesitated.
But not for long.

She’d always wanted to visit Corsica. Besides, who passed up free?
All right, so she'd spend the week with a match. On her dating profile, she’d added that she was a workaholic. Hopefully, so was he.

Edward Newell had one thing on his mind when he reached Corsica, and it didn't involve meeting a perfect match. Dating? Love? Romance? Not for him.
He was determined to find the picture-perfect location for his thriving hotel chain.
When unexpected attraction burns for the beautiful Maeve, and business conflicts with pleasure, what could possibly go wrong?

Maeve is available in ebook, paperback and audiobook. FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.
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  1. Josie, Maeve sounds intriguing. I don't know anything about Corsica. So, off to Amazon to buy the book. Best wishes for megasales!

    1. LOL! Thanks so much, Caroline. I loved writing Maeve and hope you love it too!

  2. Love the infographic for your book. So cute with the pineapple on the beach. Great advice on actually relaxing on a vacation. Hope you enjoyed yours.

    1. Thanks, Joan. Yes, I loved visiting France, and hope you had a great vacation too!

  3. Maeve was terrific! I haven’t had a vacation for over five years. Just escaping my grandsons long enough to get paperwork done is my “vacation”. 😜

    1. So glad you enjoyed Maeve, Pam. LOL! Enjoy your "vacation!"

  4. Josie, thank you for reminding us that we need down time. With my mother's failing health, we haven't had a chance to vacation this summer. But, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else at this time. There will be time for vacations. Just not now.

    1. Laurean,
      What a beautiful response! Yes, your mother is most important right now. Thanks for sharing.


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