When you life gets too serious and you can’t keep stop daydreaming about sinking your toes into the cool, powdery beach sand–that can mean only one thing. It’s time to book a flight and find a hotel with a teasing ocean view. But don’t wait until life gets too overwhelming. Instead, make travel plans with ample time to anticipate the excitement as your trip countdown begins. If you’re like me, you don’t take such advice. Instead, you fly by the seat of your pants and let the wind blow your wings into the next town, villa or deserted beach hut with vacancies.