Travel Spotting: Use Your Vacations to Conquer your Fears
While I am undoubtedly a huge proponent of taking fun-based vacations that range from lazy to crazy, once in a while I like to do something different. I like to take a fear-based vacation.
I know this may sound silly, but the point of vacations is to get away and do something different. If you are really lucky, you learn something new every time you travel, whether you try a new cuisine, learn tidbits of a new language, or sleep with a smarmy foreigner (in that case you probably learn that you don’t like smarmy foreigners and shouldn’t pick people up in cabs). A fear-based vacation is a trip in which you take the opportunity to do something new and drastic that scares the shit out of you.
My fear based vacation would involve rock climbing at Yosemite National Park. The reason I chose this is because I LOVE rock climbing, but on more than one occasion I have pissed myself, just a little.
Nothing compares to the accomplished feeling you get when you get to the top of a huge rock. So stop being a p#ssy, get out there, figure out what you are scared of, and use your next vacation to face it head on.[ via ]