There’s no doubt that I love to travel as far as possible and experience as much as possible. However, sometimes my budget isn’t as far reaching as my travel aspirations. To make sure I get a sufficient amount of ‘me time’, I balance international travel with local destinations, however, when I travel locally I like to make my trips a little more…relaxing. I’ve put together some of my top tips to a rejuvenating local vacation.
Give Camping a Try
Do you know what I love most about international travel? The great feeling of isolation that it can bring. To get this feeling when I’m traveling locally, I opt for a camping trip. Heading out into a local forest or less-populated camping spot provides the perfect space for me to relax and take my mind off things. Whether it’s just for a few days or a couple of weeks, getting back to nature is its own adventure and one that really helps to ground my mind and renew my sense of being.
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Find a Beach and Do Nothing
If there’s one thing which I love, it’s adventure. If there’s another thing which I love, it’s doing nothing! If your budget is looking particularly strict but you just know that you need to get away and unwind, a beach could be exactly what you need. On more than one occasion I’ve loaded up my tablet with a lot of books, turned off my cell phone and sat on a beach for days on end. Look for a small hotel which hosts a simple and clean room that’s within walking distance to a beach and you’re set. The last time I enjoyed one of these vacations I packed myself a picnic basket each morning from the local markets so that I rarely had to leave the sand. It was, for lack of a better word, bliss.
When it comes to a rejuvenation vacation it doesn’t have to be far away and it certainly doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to be rejuvenating.