The stress and pressure in our daily lives can take a toll on all of us, adversely impacting our overall health. Surely, we can’t evade life’s responsibilities as fulfilling them is a key aspect of our daily routine. But here’s the catch – if we can’t turn our back on our daily work, we can certainly put it at rest for the time being. That’s right! Take a vacation and recharge!
Did you think this was a bad idea? Well, consider this: life is short and you don’t want to make it any shorter. Taking a vacation will refresh your body, mind and spirit. You’ll return to work with fresh energy and perspectives.
Some people assume that vacationing is a luxury. However, this is a terrible idea. Taking a vacation is a necessity. Here we have assembled some reasons why everybody should take a break from work and enjoy some “me-time” a.k.a. vacation time.
Why Going on a Vacation Is One of the Best Things in the World
Let’s start with the obvious – vacations make you happier. Taking some time off work boosts your happiness as you anticipate fun and excitement during your vacation time. A blissful vacation also brings a unique form of joy which makes you feel good about yourself and the world that surrounds you.
A job can be stressful, filling you up with feelings of anxiety and fear. The constant pressure at work often makes you suffer a burnout which eventually affects your work quality and dedication. If you experience a burnout, it’s a sign that you should take a nice, long holiday. Trust us, once you come back from your vacay, you will be all renewed and charged up. You’ll be ready to take on whatever challenge life has in store for you.
According to a survey conducted by the State University of New York at Oswego, men who went on a vacation reduced their overall chances of death by 20%. An article by the New York Times stated that those who don’t take vacations increase their mortality rate by 21%. To live healthier and longer, every person on this planet should take some time out of their busy schedule and plan a trip to a far-away, or a not-so-far-away land.
The perfect getaway for you could be visiting Casey Key – a quiet and isolated barrier island, located in Sarasota County, Florida. If you want to take delight in the ambiance of Old Florida, this will be an ideal place to visit. It features beautiful natural attractions and fascinating landmarks that you wouldn’t want to miss during your vacation at Casey Key. We have assembled some of the main attractions of Casey Key that are a must-visit.
Gorgeous Casey Key Waters
Are you into water sports? Well, Casey Key is the ultimate island where you can enjoy all kinds of fun aquatic activities, ranging from paddle boarding to parasailing. The view of Casey Key will mesmerize you when you stand on the sea and paddle away.
If you haven’t tried paddle boarding before, don’t worry, there is always a first time for everything! While it may take some time for you to master paddling, it would be way more fun doing it in the boundless, smooth sea.
You can try out these activities at the stunning beaches of Casey Key. One of them is talked about in detail below.
Situated on the island of Casey Key, Nokomis Beach is a quiet and pleasant picnic spot where you can spend some quality time with your loved ones. To make your visit to Nokomis Beach more memorable, you can go fishing, boating, parasailing, or paddle boarding.
Like how LA’s Venice Beach is famous for shark tooth hunting, Florida beaches, especially Nokomis beach is popular for seashells. The seashells you collect could serve as the perfect souvenirs. Plus, your children will love you for bringing them along.
You will also have an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico as there aren’t any high-rise tides or hotels. Because of these reasons, the beach is a less-crowded one, giving its visitors plenty of calm and quiet moments to savor.
Historic Spanish Point
A 30-acre museum, Historic Spanish Point dates back to around 5000 years ago, when the first inhabitants arrived in the area and hunted their own food for survival. To learn about the history and pre-history of Florida while enjoying the best natural spots, Historic Spanish Point is a great stopover for vacationers.
The museum exhibits “A Window to the Past” where you can learn about the early natives of Florida. As you explore, you will come across some of Florida’s most historic and popular landmarks such as the Webb family’s Pioneer Cemetery, Osprey Point, Butterfly Garden, the Palmer Water Garden and lots more.
Located between Sarasota and Venice, Oscar Scherer State Park is one of the best vacation spots in Casey Key. Since the park offers various kinds of experiences and amenities, a single visit to this park probably won’t be enough.
You can try all sorts of activities including bicycling, birding, camping, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, paddling, mountain biking, scuba diving, roller skating, star gazing etc. Since it offers a wide array of activities, this park is a must-visit for every vacationer.
In this park, you will also discover the indigenous and endangered birds. So don’t forget to take along your camera with you!
If you plan to stay near the beach, there are Casey Key vacation rentals available so you can enjoy the area without the worrying about the drive time. If you’re ready to start planning your Casey Key vacation, contact Jennette Properties to find the best rentals available for your time frame and budget.