Life is meant to be a lived to its fullest every day, but what that means has changed over time. Survival was once the sole purpose of our daily activities; in our modern society survival is contingent upon economics — this is where a job comes into play. We work for most of our lives in order to support our livelihoods, for many this can raise a number of existential issues regarding their life’s meaning. Many people get tired, depressed, or angry when they spend most of their time at work — taking a vacation is a necessary break that reminds us that there is more to life than just work, or at least it should be.
When Vacations Don’t Feel Like Vacations
Technology has spoiled the vacation for us. Cell phones, email, and the internet play such a major role in our daily lives that it is hard to leave this baggage behind. Studies show that a majority of vacation-goers still check email and voicemail when they should be relaxing; 25% of respondents said that a college got in touch with them about work while they should have been on vacation and nearly one out of every five individuals actually heard from their boss directly. Over half of individuals that participated in a survey admitted that they continued to work to some degree while on vacation. In total, around 10% of people that take vacations claim that they are unable to relax and enjoy their vacation to the highest degree. Leave your work at home and travel to one of these beautiful vacation destinations offered by the Carolinas to soak up some sun and experience all that life has to offer.
Myrtle Beach South Carolina
Myrtle beach is known throughout the world as one of the best vacation destinations on the East Coast. The picturesque beaches are just one reason to visit this destination as boardwalks are filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants, and attractions for people of all ages and interests. Those who enjoy golf will be happy to know that Myrtle Beach is colloquially known as the golf capital of America and maybe even the world as South Carolina has nearly 300 golf courses spread throughout the state. Renting a condo on the beach is a sure way to ensure that you’ll always have a reserved spot on one of America’s most beautiful beaches.
North Carolina’s Outer Banks
North Carolina’s Outer Banks are a group of barrier islands off the coast, offering vacation-goers a more intimate and secluded setting to break free from the technology that seeks to ruin a good vacation. Renting Outer Banks beach houses has been a local North Carolinian practice for decades, but the secret is just now getting out. Outer Banks beach houses are perfect for family vacations as the barrier islands are filled with monuments, attractions, and events to keep the whole family busy. Among some of the more unique activities for those renting Outer Banks beach houses is deep-sea fishing, shipwreck diving, and adventuring with the majestic wild mustangs native to the islands.