Most of our time in and around Zapallar is spent in a mode that is almost too relaxing. I know that vacations are supposed to be restful, but I have been trained to try to pack each day of travel with activity when in a new place. Therefore, on this trip, one way that I am attempting to step outside of my comfort zone is try to feel not only okay but to feel good about spending days lounging on the beach and by the pool while occasionally moving to find food or drinks. I am embracing reading my current book titled “By Night in Chile” by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. I am relishing the opportunity to people-watch while lying on the beach. And I am taking advantage of the opportunity to better get to know my travel companions.