I am happy to be able to write this post because for the first time since back before the recession, I took my family on a week long vacation to Harbor Island, SC!
Like so many others, we had cut back during the recession and while we did take a few short 4 and 5 day vacations, we were very frugal with the spending.
My wife and I had also taken a few 3 day weekend getaways to the beach and mountains, but this year it was the family decision to take an entire week get away to just "relax" as my 14 year old son surprisingly put it!
Harbor Island is a small island in South Carolina, just one island north of the well known Hilton Head Island. The difference between the two islands are like night and day. On Hilton head they have golf and lots of things to do. On Harbor Island, there is almost nothing to do. And that's what we liked about it!
I have to admit, I was a little hesitant figuring I would be bored to tears after a few days. In fact however, the exact opposite happened, I was able to really wind down after a couple days and enjoy doing, absolutely nothing.
Ok, we did do a few things, we rode the golf cart to the beach everyday, we drove down to Hunting Beach State Park and checked out Bone Yard Beach, and also the Hunting Beach lighthouse. We rode bikes around the island. We went alligator watching! We walked, we read, we cooked out, we went and got ice cream, but mostly, we just relaxed!
Did I work any while I was there? I turned my computer on once a day every morning for about 30 minutes. Being the Broker in Charge of my firm, there were the typical daily documents that needed to be signed. Because I had Docusign, this made it real simple. My staff back at the office would forward these documents to me and with a just a few clicks, they were all taken care of.
I've been on a lot of vacations and a lot of places. But I have to say, this was one of the most relaxing vacations I've had in a while! And I was even able to take care of a little business thanks to the internet, and Docusign!