Taking A Break: How To Plan A Relaxing Getaway

July 19, 2018

Particularly once you enter the era of parenthood, it would be fair to say that everyone starts to appreciate the wonders of a relaxing break. However, whilst you can head out on one of these getaways with the best intentions, whether or not you actually do relax is another matter in its entirety.

This is the reason today’s post has been put together. Let us now take a look at some of the ways you can plan for a relaxing getaway and ensure that you do actually return refreshed and ready to go:

Tip #1 – Choose your location wisely

First and foremost, it is about location, location, location. Sure, this might be something of a cliché, but it really couldn’t be truer.

If you are aiming for relaxation, both the location and the accommodation need to be right. In relation to the former, this is all about avoiding the crowds and finding something which is not going to invoke any stress whatsoever (in other words, avoid busy city streets).

The accommodation on the other hand needs to be thought of strategically. Ideally, you need to be avoiding the budget room here and opting for a hotel which at least has a few facilities with a spa usually being the top choice. If you can do this, it does not matter whether it is rain or shine (or even where in the world you are to an extent), you will always have somewhere to rewind.

Tip #2 – Leave the cell phone out of reach

Cell phones might be seemingly the answer to everything, but the upshot of this is that a lot of people have become addicted to them.

If you are traveling with someone, always tapping into your phone and messaging and using social media is the biggest suggestion yet that you would rather be somewhere else. Of course, it is not only about manners and if you do happen to use your cell phone at work the last thing you need is it to be going off with queries every few minutes.

Leave the cell phone fully away and completely bask in the situation as you disconnect.

Tip #3 – This isn’t a time for sightseeing in bulk

The final suggestion on hand is to avoid trying to cram in as many sightseeing opportunities as possible. If you have decided on somewhere like London for your break away, this might be hard. After all, you are constantly presented with sightseeing attractions and you are eager to make the most of them.

While it is of course nice to tick such sites off your to-visit Bucket List, if you try and include too much on your itinerary you are just asking for stress. You will be hopping on transport in a mad dash — frantically trying to get to places before closing time. Sure, there might be a degree of satisfaction that you have seen so many things during your short break away, but it is hardly the definition of relaxation is it?

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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