Hakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase

Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze

It means no worries for the rest of your days

It’s our problem-free philosophy

Hakuna Matata!

The above lyrics probably had you humming the song and thinking of a wise cracking meerkat and a smelly warthog. Isn’t it what we all want when we go on vacation? (No, not a smelly warthog.) No worries, no problems. Just a great time relaxing at the water hole. Well, I am here to tell you that is it possible to have a vacation with no worries and no problems. The trick is two words. Hard work.

I know, hard work and hakuna matata seem opposites, but the way to have a worry free vacation is to do the planning and research ahead of time so you are ready for what ever happens on your trip.

Let me give you an example. Let’s say a member of your party has a food allergy, perhaps to gluten or peanuts. If you do not do the research ahead of time to find out which restuarants are best for everyone then you are hardly going to have a worry-free time when you are concerned about someone eating the wrong food. Meanwhile everyone in your party is getting hungry and soon you all turn into crazy hyenas instead of laid back meerkats. Not good. Not hakuna matata.

So plan ahead. Know what the best options are for transportation, food, attractions, and hotels. Then have an hakuna matata time on your vacation. Furaha mengi (happiness squared).

Goofy Jokes: (Okay, I made these up so they are super groaners. Today you get two. One for Timon and one for Pumbaa.)

Q: What is Timon’s favorite candy bar?

A: KitKat

Q: What language did Pumbaa learn in school?

A: Pig Latin