Did you know that January 26, 2021 is National Plan for Vacation Day? It is! This is one of our favorite holidays—and for good reason. We love it when visitors and vacationers come down to the gorgeous Gulf Coast of Florida and get to enjoy a little piece of paradise, if only for a short while.
National Plan for Vacation Day couldn’t come at a better time than the last Tuesday of January each year. The holidays are over, the temps are cold in a lot of places, and winter lingers on and on and on—but wait, there is hope! Planning your Florida beach vacation and booking your Indian Rocks Beach rental now gives you something to look forward to… and more time to daydream about the warm, sunny, palm-tree-filled days that lie ahead.
How do you know you need an Indian Rocks Beach vacation? Here are the top 10 most telling signs that you should book your next one STAT.
1. You longingly stare at the Indian Rocks Beach cam every single day.
If you start your day by staring at the Indian Rocks Beach cam, well, we certainly don’t blame you. Getting your beach fix however you can is vitally important to beach lovers. But do you know what’s even better? Being here!
2. You don’t remember what sand beneath your feet even feels like.
If you seriously cannot recall that feeling of warm, soft sand beneath your feet and between your toes—this is a serious problem. There’s something grounding and relaxing about a barefooted walk on the beach that words just can’t express.
3. The last colorful beach sunset you saw was on Instagram.
If you’re spending a lot of time wistfully looking at beautiful beach photos on Instagram—and the last breathtaking sunset you saw was only on social media—well then, you really need to book your Florida Gulf of Mexico beach vacation right now.
4. The only salt water in your life is when you boil pasta.
If the only salty water in your life is in your kitchen, then this is a problem. Sure your pasta tastes great, but salt water can be a much more enjoyable a part of your everyday life here in Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores, Florida. Salt life is the best life!
5. You don’t remember what sunshine on your skin feels like.
If you can’t remember what the sun looks like or feels like, then it is most definitely time to remedy that situation. Leave your winter surroundings behind and trade them for tropical beach vibes where there’s plenty of sunshine to go around.
6. Your doctor says your Vitamin D levels are too low.
According to Healthline.com, Vitamin D deficiency is very common. It’s estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide have low levels of the vitamin in their blood and studies show that 41.6% of adults in the US are deficient. While it can be improved with diet and supplements, getting it the natural way is the preferred method. Sunshine, yes please!
7. The last time you ate seafood was takeout from a Chinese restaurant.
We’re not knocking that crab rangoon you get from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But when is the last time you had fresh-off-the-boat, sweet, succulent seafood? The Florida Gulf Coast is famous for it, and you can eat until your heart and belly are content. There’s always plenty of fresh-caught seafood in season here no matter what time of year you visit.
8. You’ve lost that spring in your step.
Have you lost that joie-de-vivre? Has every day felt like the movie Groundhog Day? These are telling signs that you need a change of latitude and change of attitude. A vacation is good for you and will do wonders for your mind, body and spirit.
9. You don’t remember the last time you did something new and exciting.
If you’re struggling to remember what hobbies you have, what activities you enjoy, or when the last time you tried something new and exciting even happened—then you really need to take a vacay. Stop the treadmill of life and get back to doing something that stimulates those neurons in your brain and gets that adrenaline pumping. Life is short, vacation hard.
10. The only blues in your life are the Winter Blues.
If you can relate to how this kid feels in the picture below, then you definitely are in the throes of the Winter Blues. Swap these feelings out for some warm and wonderful coastal hues found in the bright blue Florida skies and sparkling blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Your choice of blues is totally up to you!
HAVE YOU PLANNED YOUR NEXT INDIAN ROCKS BEACH VACATION YET?
National Plan for Vacation Day is the perfect time to achieve that goal. Then you can start counting down the days until you’re back on the beach.