Who Needs a Fancy Euro Vacation – Just Go Next Door

by DavalosMcCormack on July 30, 2008

I was working with a new client recently, it was a very high class spa. It is a beautiful resort that offers a destination weekend get away. It’s the kind of place that most of us would love to go to; beautiful setting, excellent service, and opulent amenities. Unfortunately it also came with a pretty hefty price tag, one that would normally scare me away. But then I started to consider the attraction of taking a vacation in your own backyard, so to speak.

This spa isn’t on the French Riviera. It’s not on an island in the Caribbean or in Belize. It’s just outside of Silicon Valley. Yes, it is very close to home and, unlike Europe where they have lots of royalty, here they actually treat you like royalty, even if your not!

Yes, it has the “Best” massage and body treatments that money can buy. It has a “World Class” Golf Course and a well known chef, not to mention bungalows or even villas on the site where you can bring your whole family for a weekend of just kicking back or taking part in the many resort activities they offer; golf, bocce ball, swimming pool, tennis, hiking, wine tasting, cooking classes, or simply relaxing in your own hot tub and enjoying the vistas of the South Bay.

Actually you could be anywhere in the world because it is that beautiful. So it got me to thinking. This is a 4 star Resort; it is expensive but in a way it’s such a bargain. If you went to a resort with these kind of qualities and amenities in Hawaii, it would be crowded, not to mention the expense to fly, and stay in the hotel. And yes, while it isn’t in France or Italy at least you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars and take a couple of days just to get there and back home again. And while you are there you can just relax, you don’t have to worry about seeing museums or ancient ruins, because there aren’t any!
So this resort suddenly takes on the surprising option of being a bargain. It’s so exclusive that you have to have a golf membership to use it. Not a member? Not a problem, just stay the night and the golf course, the spa, tennis courts, pool, dining rooms and all that exclusive service is yours.

And of course you don’t have to live in Northern California to find a place like this. They are all over America. You just have to look around. They are right here. Less than a tank of gas away. No crowds, little traffic, and best of all no stress.

So if you’re in the mood for a vacation with all the amenities and service that you need for a relaxing weekend why don’t you look around you and see what’s available close to home? You save gas, spend less money than a trip to Europe, and it’s often less than a few hours away from your home. In fact, a great vacation might just be around the corner!

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