Surfing in Southern California

San Diego Surfing Finally. After years of wanting to, I finally was able to go surfing. Many people may think it’s strange that a self-proclaimed beach bum would have not been surfing sooner in his life, but it’s a question of opportunity, and goals. Normally I am just happy to sit on the beach and […]

Posted on October 2, 2016 Filed Under Beach and Vacation Travel Tips and Help, Beaches to go See, Recommended Beaches and Places, Vacations and Work | Leave a Comment

Why Choose the Office and Work Instead of the Beach?

Lately the weather has been turning to summer. After a long, cold, bleak winter I am in need of the sun. In need of the sun, the beach and the freedom that comes from swimming in the ocean. Today the weather is beautiful. A sunny, high 70’s – 80’s day does not happen often in […]

Posted on May 16, 2013 Filed Under Beach Philosophy, Travel, Vacation Time, Vacations and Work | Leave a Comment

I want to go to the Beach. A Warm Beach. The Caribbean

I really miss the beach. Wow! I haven’t written in a month. I can’t believe that. I’ve been so busy with work moving to a new office downtown, more and more clients, and just life taking over. I’m sure that everyone reading this understands how life can sometimes just get in the way of life. […]

Posted on November 11, 2008 Filed Under Beach Bums, Beach News and Stories, Beach Philosophy, Jamaica, Beaches, and the Caribbean, Travel, Vacations and Work | 2 Comments

Mandatory and Paid Vacations and Holidays Internationally

I’ve talked about paid and mandatory vacations before, but I recently found a chart to really show the difference in of paid vacations and holidays in different countries. I found this at OpenSwitch.org, where the the writer points out that the US is on the very end with absolutely no mandatory vacation or holidays. He […]

Posted on February 26, 2008 Filed Under Beach Vacations, Vacation Time, Vacations and Work | Leave a Comment

Mandatory Paid Vacations. Does the Government Have to Make You Take A Vacation

I wrote about Americans not getting or using vacation before, and now the Star Tribune in Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota is reporting about a new group trying to get Congress to make employers give employees three weeks paid vacation every year. When compared to 21 on the worlds richest countries, The US is last […]

Posted on July 13, 2007 Filed Under Vacation Time, Vacations and Work | 4 Comments

Vacation at Home? Someone’s Smoking Crack.

I read this article that was a rebuttal to an article she had seen about how you can have an exotic vacation at home. I agree with the writer of the article. This is a load of starfish poo. Isn’t a vacation supposed to be away from home? What does Noah Webster say; Main Entry: […]

Posted on June 22, 2007 Filed Under Beach and Vacation Travel Tips and Help, Beach Philosophy, Beach Vacations, Vacation Time, Vacations and Work | Leave a Comment

What is a Beach Bum? Living Like a Beach Bum.

What is a Beach Bum? What is a beach bum? Is it type 1, someone who is really just homeless and living on the beach? Is it type 2, someone who takes extended vacations on the beach? Or is it type 3, someone who works and lives on the beach? I like to think that […]

Posted on June 13, 2007 Filed Under Beach and Vacation Travel Tips and Help, Beach Bums, Beach Philosophy, Jamaica, Beaches, and the Caribbean, Recommended Beaches and Places, Vacations and Work | 17 Comments

Working and Your Vacation. Do You Work While on Vacation.

So according to this AP-Ipsos poll, 1 in 5 people took their laptops on vacation with them. Huh. I guess that shouldn’t surprise me, my dad takes his everywhere he goes. I plan on taking mine when I go to Jamaica. But then I certainly don’t plan on working. Yeah, it’s my work laptop, but […]

Posted on June 13, 2007 Filed Under Beach and Vacation Travel Tips and Help, Beach Philosophy, Vacation Time, Vacations and Work | Leave a Comment

Americans Take Less Vacation Time. Don’t You Need a Vacation?

This article is from the Lexington Herald Reader by Tom Walker. This is what I’m hoping will change. Futurists in the 1970s predicted that, by now, technology would have so shrunk our workloads that we’d all be paddling about in a leisure-and-vacation playland. How wrong they were. Vacation season is upon us, and a new […]

Posted on May 23, 2007 Filed Under Beach Vacations, Vacation Time, Vacations and Work | 1 Comment

Working and Living on the Beach. My Ideas on Vacation.

I’m sitting in a lounge chair on my back porch, working of course, and my neighbor walks up and says “Man, have you got it made!” I had to say that I did. The more I thought about it, the more I realized how much I love my job. I’d love to live at the […]

Posted on May 23, 2007 Filed Under Beach Bums, Beach Philosophy, Beach Vacations, Jamaica, Beaches, and the Caribbean, Vacation Time, Vacations and Work | Leave a Comment

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