#1: At least one night, go to sleep with the knowledge that you have nothing at all to do the next day. No driving, no plans, just chill. Like a god damn baby.
#2: Static randomness. For some reason, we can sit and watch the ocean for hours in complete solace. Also works with a good fire. Always changing, but always there.
#3: Preparedness — but not too much. e.g. Implements for opening alcoholic beverages. Socks. Don’t leave home without ’em.
#4: Do something stupid. Play bocce in the dark. Remarkable how the utter strangeness and irresponsibility of a thing can seem like a vacation in and of itself.
#5: Don’t even think about checking that work email. They’re going to expect you to be rested when you get back, so live up to that expectation.