A Different Slant on Things
If you choose one of these vacations, you’ll have contact with people of very different backgrounds and outlooks on the world.
Volunteer as a counselor for a school or scout trip. Volunteer to work for a charity.
Go on an Earthwatch or similar environmental vacation.
If you’re a sit-on-the-beach type, consider an active trip—a bicycle tour or a hike on the Appalachian Trail. If you’re the hyperactive type, consider a leisurely cruise.
Go to a farm or a dude ranch where vacationers work the farm.
The main point is to do something that challenges and engages your mind not because it’s difficult but because it’s different from what you normally do on vacation.