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Let’s face it: Vacation days are precious commodities. So why would you want to squander them on the same old ho-hum travel destinations and activities, especially when you can have a downright mind-blowing experience you’ll be telling stories about for months to come?
Fortunately, all it takes to transform your next getaway from boring to boffo is to make a few minor changes to the way you approach the planning process. With that in mind, here are six suggestions you can use to help make your next vacation downright unforgettable:
Ditch The Destination Mindset
Instead of focusing on where to go, spend some time thinking about some of those things you’ve always wanted [...]
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I’m looking out at a sea of outstretched arms and upturned faces. The noise is just this side of deafening, a long pulsating chorus of “Hey, Hey, Hey!” In response to their pleadings, I’m chucking handfuls of cheap plastic trinkets at the crowd while dressed in an outfit so garish it would make your average clown costume look downright somber.
If this sounds like something straight out of one of those freaky dreams where you wake up sweating and shaking your head, well, you’re close. Except this surreal scene was very real. And very, very fun.
You see, while I’d been to a lot of Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans over [...]