Monday, June 11, 2018

Five Reasons Why A Vacation Is Good For You by Josie Riviera

If you’ve read any of my books, you know I’m fascinated with discovering new places and traveling. As summer nears, many families are beginning to organize their travel plans.

Here’s five reasons why a vacation, whether it be a ‘staycation’ at home, or an elaborate holiday, are good for you:

First, you get to relax. So much of our time is focused on work that we need to spend a few days allowing ourselves to play.
Second, without job constraints, you’ll be able to enjoy quality time with your loved ones.
Third, plan a few hours during your vacation to do nothing but relax and soak up the sights. Allow your thoughts to wander, whether you’re fishing by a lake, or sitting in your backyard enjoying the sunshine.
Fourth, casing your mind from the strain of everyday life is proven to reduce stress.
Fifth, take the opportunity to learn new skills, whether enrolling in a French cooking class or learning how to water-ski. (I’ve never done either!)

And, remember that armchair travel is also a good way to escape to a new, exotic location.

What are your summer plans? Please leave your comments below.

If you enjoy a sweet romance set in a delightful location, Maeve, the sixth book in the popular Perfect Match Series, is now available. Grab your copy today and travel to the exquisite French island of Corsica.
 I loved writing this book, and hope you will love it, too!

This is Maeve’s story…

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?

Find all the Perfect Match novellas at Amazon!

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. 

Have you ever tried something you were afraid to try because it mattered so much to you? I did, when I started writing. Take the chance, everyone, and just do something you love.
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Have you ever tried something you were afraid to try because it mattered so much to you? I did, when I started writing. Take the chance, everyone, and just do something you love.

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  1. I go up to my Indy home for summer. I participate in sewing for under priveled in out her country. Take Zumba and line dancing. Learning to paint. Relax, read go swimming and take a boat ride. Have fires on the weekend eith friends.once in awhile we take a road trip or camp out..also I get in reading and reviews..

    1. Rory,
      Wow, every one of your suggestions are awesome. What a wonderful way for you to spend your summer.

  2. This sounds like the perfect relaxing vacation. I went on vacation a few months ago to Japan with my daughter. However, it was a vacation that needed your type of vacation by the time we went home. Beautiful trip but I came home more tired than when we left!

    1. Jeanne,
      What an extraordinary trip that you went to Japan! My son talks about going there all the time. LOL, I know what you mean about needing a vacation after a vacation.

  3. I'm looking forward to our family vacation this year.

  4. I've already had one vacation this year, and I'm headed east again before the summer is over. It will be good to get our of the AZ heat.

    1. It's hot in the Carolinas, too, Merrillee.