Tagged: vacation

What’s A Semi Vacation?

I just came back from Maui, where I lived for all of January.

Whenever you tell somebody that you left for a month in a place like Maui, usually they will first respond with, “Wow! How can you just leave for a month like that?”

The Hawaiians would tell me this regularly while I was staying there.

Even the taxi driver who took me back to the airport was surprised that I had been on the island for a month and was just now going back home.

January is a great time to go to Maui, as well as a very popular time to go there.

I was very happy to be in Hawaii for the entire month of January. Back home in Montreal, we experience some *extreme * cold and lots of snow, which there has been a lot of around the world this last year.… Read More »

How To Create Your Winter Getaway

“How can you afford to take two months off in the winter?”

I’ve had quite a few people ask me that over the years. Everyone from border officials to wait staff at restaurants all seem to be in love with the idea of “getting away” for at least a couple months every year.

Many people are confined to a job or other obligations that they’ve agreed to, like a 8-5 job somewhere they currently live, and this prevents them from having the freedom of getting away for a bit.

Every year for the past 8 years or so, I’ve spent a good chunk of the winter in a sunny, warm place. I have to say, growing up in Montreal, Canada, had made me appreciate a warmer climate, especially during the brutal winter months.… Read More »