Holidays are meant to let you relax. Make plans for what you’re going to do in each town or city you visit. Look up the sights. Listen to the sounds. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

Holidays are about enjoyment and escapism. If you’re going to invest in a holiday, be sure to endure! Many people spend a day thinking about what they’re going to do when they get home – and then go back to work. Drive a little further out of town to find out what’s around. You don’t want to live life by the eight balls; you want to have some great experiences in your wake.

Some basic tips to follow

– Have a great ‘naked day’. Just don’t wear a bathing suit! You can wear shorts or a t-shirt, provided you go topless at least once.

– Plan to do at least one activity per day. My suggestion: swim a lot. Start a hobby. Join a gym. If you have to, drop into a spa.

People often overlook the fact that vacations are good for you. After all, plenty of people work non-stop. Year after year they pursue their dream of being ‘Thin’, working out 6 days a week.

It’s nice to live to the beat of your drum, work to your standards, make time for yourself. But you’re only getting a soulless existence. You’re still alive, but you don’t have that much time to live your life. If all you’re doing is working, you’re short-changing yourself. If you happen to be slim, healthy, happy, wealthy, and attractive, it looks bad.

Working to ‘career’ standards may get you a pay rise, but in the long run, it’s not worth it. If you want to live to the beat of your drum, find a travel destination that has ‘career’ accommodations, and indulge yourself in a bout of luxury business and adventure.

My holiday advices in Reykjavik

The type of holiday I’m talking about is not only affordable, but it’s also decadent. Iceland is the ultimate ‘do not miss’ destination. The minute you land in Reykjavik, you’re in the ‘lands of the Viking’s’. Considered to be the most culturally and spiritually alive city in the world, Reykjavik has always harbored a strong sense of identity. It’s the capital of Iceland, and in the chilly winds, cottage-industry and historically-minded culture, it’s a fascinating place to spend a few days.

From the moment you arrive in Reykjavik, you’ll see landscapes that take your breath away. The street names and names of the streets run from the seventeenth century to the baroque (the Reykjavik music hall). There are more street names and tablets than church bells. The city is safe and inviting. But there’s a streetscape of around 21 kilometers, sprinkled with 17th and 18th-century buildings. Reykjavik is so beautiful that it’s not uncommon to be stepped on by a tourist without notice.

The Reykjavik music hall is situated in the heart of the city, around the corner from the district of Reykjavik, which at its best, is a museum serving as the venue for international cultural and historical exhibitions. It hosts also the famous Iceland Airwaves, a radio station which was once called ‘the world’s first living organism’, by science writer David Valentine Kelly in the ‘Time’ magazine. The big studious square, where the academy is located, is almost a satellite in the city. It is ideal for stops and dwellings.

One of the most significant things to see in Reykjavik is the traditional Iceland expressiveness. It is hard to understand what, and how, this little round wooden train does carry passengers nearly 2000 meters above the city – but, let’s just say, it terrifies cities. The journey is a little uncomfortable and takes about an hour. The window shapes, at different intervals, might respond to your needs.

– On the way back to the airport, you can try out an about 20-minute subway ride – if you dare. The ‘Special’ line is particularly attractive as it’s the only way to reach the city center without kidding.

– One more thing: don’t leave the airport without giving a taxi ride to the city center for just a couple of dollars. The driver will more than gladly take you – amazingly, he’s ready to throw on the seat next to you, in case you don’t want to bargain.

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