Take a break...be a tourist in your own hometown!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)


Sunset


Didn't get that holiday break in a sunny clime this year? Give yourself the gift of mini breaks in your own area...the "be a tourist in your own home town" idea.

Pick up tourist info brochure, pretend you've never been to your area before, & follow the highlight suggestions...you have an adventure before you, the adventure of surprise.

Take in the sights that your tourism group promotes, enjoy lunch & dinner at new places, take a different route from here to there...go to the theatre & remind yourself why a live performance is so involving...how about a live concert...been to your Art Gallery lately? A museum (no, they're not just for school tours)?

Consider a massage...that touch that heals is a major restorative.

Walk a garden...snowdrops are out, early rhodos, ornamental cherry blossoms in protected enclaves, daffodil bulbs poking up...every day is a little lighter.

Need a light movie to make you smile? Seen The Butcher's Wife?

Shake it up a little, dare to do something a little different to your established routine...you're on a baby holiday, right?

A quick fix...buy some tulips, red or yellow...the centerpiece for dinner!

Spring is almost here...ahh...breathe.

 

 

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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt - Darien, CT
Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct.

That is a great suggestion for writing a AR post on the highlights of your community.

Jan 29, 2012 01:18 PM #1
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Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Some great ideas here! And probably each of us have wonderful places to explore right in our own backyards that we just never seem to get to unless out of town company comes to visit...
Jan 29, 2012 01:26 PM #2
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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Hi, David...good to hear from you!

Jan 29, 2012 01:46 PM #3
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Li Read
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So true, Nancy...you live in a very special place...we share a lot of scenery, I think!

Jan 29, 2012 01:47 PM #4
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty - Olympia, WA
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Terrific idea, and it can promote some great localism posts!

Jan 29, 2012 08:37 PM #5
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Centennial, CO
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Hi Li,  So right in vacations in our own town.  I have friends from back east come and visit and always look to me to show them the sights, I need to know them.

Jan 29, 2012 10:45 PM #6
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Kathy Sheehan
Movement Mortgage 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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Awesome suggestion.  I have lived here for almost 10 years and there are still things I haven't seen yet.

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Thanks for your good comments, Francine, Will and Kathy!   Appreciated hearing from you all!

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