|Palm trees blowing in the wind.|
Years ago we were traveling in Europe and visited Provence, that storied land of fragrant lilac fields and abundant sunshine. We arrived during the Mistral, an intense wind that blows unabated for days at a time and is said to make people crazy. Before too long we understood why the French say even murder is forgiven after a week of le Mistral.
This brings up the problem surrounding the concept of "going on vacation" to "have a good time." It's a bad idea. Far better to stay home and figure out how to be happy (and remain alive) where you are.