Celebrate, Relax, Indulge – Vacation Intentions Fulfilled

This year before Jim and I left on our 2-week vacation to Europe, I set intentions for what I wanted for the trip. I picked

CelebrateRelaxIndulge

And with little hard work and lots of determination, that’s exactly what we did on our Italy/Finland (even a short day trip to Estonia).

Celebrating: 24 years of marriage, loving family, rich friendships, the exciting things going at work related to mindfulness and leadership – in a nutshell, this abundantly delicious life.

Marina Grande, Capri at sunset

Marina Grande, Capri at sunset

Suomenlinna Island, Helsinki

Suomenlinna Island, Helsinki

Relaxing: think a day at the beach here, a day lounging poolside with a view of the sea there; wandering through lovely little towns and big cities taking in all that’s so different from home, finding the perfect piazza or square for tasty brew and a big dose of people watching, watching the sunset from hotel patio with a bottle of Italian wine, olives, cheese, bread…

Marina di Praia, beach in Praiano

Marina di Praia, beach in Praiano

Tallinn Eastonia from Toompea (Upper Town)

Tallinn Eastonia from Toompea (Upper Town)

oh, that leads to

Indulging: buffet breakfast every day, pasta! (and more pasta), tasty Cinnamon pullys in Helnsinki; hotel; sleeping in, not having a schedule – the freedom to choose what feels right to do in the moment (with choices like go to the beach or the pool, visit Ravello or Positano, shopping or sights)

Best Pasta at Da Paolino Capri (where we had front row table when Mariah Carey came in!)

Best Pasta at Da Paolino Capri (where we had front row table when Mariah Carey came in!)

Appetizer spread at Beer Hall in Tallinn - AMAZING!

Appetizer spread at Beer Hall in Tallinn – AMAZING!

For more photos, visit our Jim & Vicki’s Travel Adventures shutterfly photo gallery, where there’s an album for Italy (Part 1) and Finland/Estonia (Part 2).

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7 thoughts on “Celebrate, Relax, Indulge – Vacation Intentions Fulfilled

  1. What a wonderful celebration, Vicki! I LOVE your idea of setting intentions for a vacation. It’s such a great way to be mindful of the most important experiences while traveling! Welcome home! ♡

  2. Thanks for the warm welcome Maureen, Val and Dawn. It was a wonderful trip – and the good times continue to roll back home – sitting on our deck on a beautiful Iowa summer afternoon…wishing you a great weekend!

  3. Pingback: Retrospective | Leading With Intention

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