In the hemisphere I live in it is summer time. In the hemisphere I am from it is winter. In both parts of the world it is quite normal to take a mid year break. and if not a break, at least a breath!
There is something so refreshing about a vacation. Good for the soul, good for relationships and if the opportunity is carved out, it is also the perfect to review where you have been and where you are going.
If your world is like mine which means family vacay is full of .. just that ... family.. then it could also mean there is not a lot of margin for quiet time.
Especially if your kids are young (gosh I totally remember that leaving for a vacation was MORE exhausting than staying at home ... cue the sheets that we used to pile up over the windows just so my kids could sleep in a little longer when the sun was beaming in!)
Or if you are a student travelling with friends then you also may not have a lot of down time on the road trip.
So I have learnt to take those waking moments of my day and be intentional with them.
Research shows that our brains are sharpest two and a half to four hours after waking. So what are you doing with that first light?