How to do this luxuriously, you might ask? Well, first of all, everyone’s definition of a vacation is different, but the tools required to make sure we are able to make the most of any vacation we embark on are rather similar in almost any traveling scenario. Have a look at my nine tips to traveling luxuriously and let me know of any other surefire ways to guarantee a fabulous vacation. Tah tah for now! I’m off to dream of my next getaway.
In our own minds, we can easily imagine our ideal vacation, however, if we are traveling with others, sometimes their definition of a vacation differs greatly from our own. When traveling with friends or loved ones, be sure to communicate with each other well in advance in order to avoid any disappoint during the trip. For some people, laying poolside and drinking fruity specialty drinks fits the bill, but for others, exploring, and touring the city is much more apt to put them at ease. This is equally important if we are traveling alone. First ask the question, what needs to happen in order for me to come back refreshed, satisfied and exhilarated?
I know, I know, I’ve made the suggestion of taking stock of our priorities and what we want to do on our vacation, but always keep in mind, if we feel as though we are on a strict itinerary while on vacation, is it really a vacation? We must allow ourselves to let our hair down, admit that we are a well-organized, wonderful human being, but even lovely people need to let it flow. Besides, in doing so, we usually welcome into our memories some amazing moments and stories to tell upon returning.
I wholeheartedly believe in this piece of advice from the standpoint of needing breathing room. Whether we take a few extra days at the beginning of our vacation or at the end, it can’t be understood enough that sometimes a vacation is stressful. To avoid this from happening, schedule to return to work after being home from vacation for an extra two days. This allows us to unwind from the travel and savor the moments we’ve have just created. If you are someone who doesn’t want time alone at home, plan two extra days into your vacation. Studies have shown that it takes about 48 hours for a person to allow themselves to full immerse themselves into vacation-mode. Most definitely something to keep in mind.
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