Celebrate Gauguin’s Birthday in a French Polynesia Timeshare
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Be creative in planning your timeshare vacation…consider celebrating a few of the “lesser-known” holidays.
Typically, I write this blog to give you practical tips about timesharing and news about the timeshare vacation industry. But sometimes the practical has to give way to the poetic nature in all of us. Tomorrow, June 7, is the birthday of the post-impressionist artist, Paul Gauguin, (born in Paris, 1848; died in Tahiti in 1903).
Copyright laws prevent me from posting images of Gauguin’s beautiful paintings on this blog, but you can see many examples of his work at the website for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to the Met, some of the best collections of his work in the US are at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Paul Gauguin, who struggled to manage his business career as a stockbroker in Paris, and later in Copenhagen, found the peace and freedom his spirit craved by leaving his routines and responsibilities behind, and escaping to the islands of French Polynesia. It is almost impossible to look at Gauguin’s paintings of Tahiti, and not long to go there, where you, too, can feel the tropical breezes, listen to the wind rustle through the banana palms, and leave your worldly cares behind—at least for a little while.
Most of us will never have the luxury of living our lives entirely on, ‘island time,’ but that doesn’t mean we can’t claim the lifestyle for a week or two. French Polynesia includes the islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, and the smaller isles, known as the Society Islands. You can enjoy your own island escape in a French Polynesia timeshare resale or rental. You can snorkel, scuba dive, sail, or hike the mountains. Now is a great time to visit a French Polynesia timeshare, because June is the month-long celebration of Heiva I Tahiti, a festival famous for its street dancing, pageants, music, and cultural displays. And the French holiday of Bastille Day, observed on the fourteenth, adds one more reason for the islanders to celebrate.
So tomorrow, break out of your usual routine. Add a new holiday to your calendar. In observance of Paul Gauguin’s birthday, make a tall, cool drink with a wedge of fresh pineapple in it. Then sit down to your computer and peruse Sell My Timeshare NOW’s inventory of French Polynesia timeshare resales and timeshare rentals. Plan a Tahitian holiday where you can kick back and let your troubles drift away on a warm tropical breeze.
Who knows? You may even find yourself inspired to pick up a paintbrush and create your own artistic masterpiece.