Sober Sojourns

I’m a very different person now than I was when I was in middle school and early high school. I have my faith to thank for that, as well as the help of some amazing friends and family members. These days, I choose not to drink alcohol, both for religious reasons and for myself. And I’ve learned how to have a great time and enjoy the company of amazing friends without being drunk.

But there are a few things that still make me feel like I want a drink, and one of them in particular seems weird to me. When I go on vacations, I find myself surprisingly bored and feeling like I want a beer. I think I just associate the free time and lack of responsibilities with a reason to drink. Do you have any tips for avoiding alcohol on vacation?