Burnout is real. You put your all into your life, work and daily responsibilities, so it is vital that you put time and effort into recuperating too.
Keeping your intentions grounded will create more opportunities for a rejuvenating break from your daily life without stressing your budget.
Read on for tips on how you can plan fabulous weekend getaways whenever you need some R&R.
Pick a Destination
Choosing from one of a few of the most iconic vacation destinations is often easier, but sometimes the best vacations are the ones tailored to your interests.
If you’re a wine enthusiast, a trip to Willamette Valley in Oregon’s wine country would be a great choice. Or maybe a relaxing beach vacation will clear your head and get you ready for another quarter.
Regardless of what you want out of your vacation, make sure your destination has plenty of activities that interest you!
Set a Budget
While not the most exciting task on this list, it’s essential to set a budget before you begin planning any weekend getaways. That way, you can make sure all your goals are realistic and achievable.
Make sure you keep an open mind when creating your budget. You might be surprised by how many free events are available.
Couple these opportunities with the beautiful scenery that surrounds you wherever you go, and you’ll find that there is plenty to enjoy without spending money.
Don’t Overbook Your Time
It’s essential not to overbook your time if you’re looking to relax. At the very least, try to plan one day of your trip where you do nothing but relax and explore the area you’re staying in.
Perhaps you might want to plan some free time so you can sleep in or enjoy a leisurely breakfast before beginning your day.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when planning a vacation or relaxing getaway is packing too much. You don’t need to pack your entire wardrobe for a weekend trip—if you forget something, chances are you can buy it wherever you’re travelling to.
Stick to the basics; it will save you space and possibly even money if it means paying less for baggage.
Eat Local on Weekend Getaways
You can find amazing meals when you get away from the most prominent chain restaurants or touristy dining areas. Try to find local dishes unique to your destination and give small restaurants a chance.
What makes a destination unique is its culture, and there are few better ways to experience it than through the local cuisine. Plus, eating at small family-run restaurants is a wonderful way to support locals and help boost the local economy.