14 Top Destinations For the Ultimate Beach-Bum
Andrew Parker - June 11, 2019

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Wherever you may be, sit down and imagine yourself lying down on a cushioned beach chair. You’re catching some rays, with your feet immersed in the white sand after you just took a dip in the bright blue and clear ocean. Now, this is a dream come true for many and can easily be a reality with the help of a little guidance.

 

The world is your oyster, it is filled with beaches, forests, mountains, and even shopping malls. Basically, it can provide you with whatever your heart may desire. For some, being a beach-bum is an ideal situation. Being that there are hundreds of places you can get your beach on, it can sometimes be difficult for some to choose their next destination.  Here are the top 14 places you could find any true beach-goer soaking up rays.

 

Bondi Beach, Australia

 

 

Bondi Beach is straight out of a postcard.  Let’s take a swim!

 

 

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

 

 

Picture perfect can easily describe this view. Phi Phi Islands really knows how to catch someone’s eye.

 

Ibiza, Spain

 

 

We all know how the nightlife is in Ibiza, but who knew the water was this beautiful? Let’s pack our bags and go, ASAP!

 

Lefkada, Greece

 

 

A private beach for you and your significant other, now that is a dream come true.

 

Almafi Coast, Italy

 

 

Imagine waking up to this view! That’s a great way to start the day.

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

 

“You can find me at the beach,” says everyone who visits the luxurious island of Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Miami Beach, Florida

 

 

A destination that you will find many snowbirds once it is winter time up North. Miami Beach is the place to be if you are looking to escape the cold.

 

Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

 

 

Not only is Tel Aviv-Yafo one of the top locations to be a beach-bum, it provides beach-goers with so much more.  Gordon beach is home to many restaurants, gym stations and hotels making it the ultimate destination.

 

Maldives

 

 

OK, Really? This must be fake. Who knew the world provided us beach-goers with one of the most unreal places to get our tan on!

 

Bali, Indonesia

 

 

If you are looking for a destination that isn’t too close to home, you should consider putting Bali in your destination bucket list.

 

Bodrum, Turkey

 

 

As we look at this picture all we can think about is being one of those lucky beach-goers lying on the beach.  Especially since most of us are stuck in the office making our final phone calls for the day.

 

Bora Bora

 

 

Ask me to be there and I’ll be on the next flight, no questions asked!