Whether you’re facing issues at work, your kids are driving you insane, or it’s been forever since you went on a weekend getaway, a trip is what you need to recharge. However, it can be challenging to organize a dream trip and still tend to essential matters. Fortunately, we have a few tips to help.
So, this weekend, you can skip binge-watching Selma Hayek movies, playing video games, or working around the house and use one of the tips below to plan an unforgettable weekend.
1. Pick the Right Destination
To make it a truly memorable weekend, pick somewhere that “speaks” to you and your likes. If you love the water, plan your weekend to include kayaking down a local river, skiing at the lake, or tanning on the beach.
If you enjoy the nightlife, pick a bustling city. Love the outdoors? Head to the mountains for a weekend of hiking.
Just remember, picking the right destination means choosing one that you won’t spend all your time getting to. Taking a road trip may be your ideal time away, but you don’t want to be on the road for a full day before you reach your destination.
2. The Budget
With so many cheap flights from Norfolk and just about everywhere else these days, you won’t necessarily need an enormous bankroll for your getaway. However, you still need to set a budget.
Will you need a new swimsuit or evening dress? What will the hotel cost you? How much will you spend on nights out and souvenirs?
Start a list of everything you may need and what you want to do, and at least make a ballpark estimate on the cost. Once done, compare it to your overall budget and determine if something needs cut back.
3. Get a House-Sitter
Unless you want to take a chance of your TAG Heuer Aquaracer or other valuables disappearing while you’re gone, you definitely want to ask someone you know and trust to be your house sitter. Doing so means that you don’t have to worry about whether you left the stove on, how the dogs are doing, or someone breaking in.
Ask them in advance so that they can make definitive plans to be there, and you may want to include a little something for them in your budget.
4. Invite Someone to Travel With You
To make it an unforgettable weekend, consider traveling with your significant other or a friend or two. We’ve all spent a lot of time away from each other lately, and this is the perfect opportunity to reconnect and have fun.
Just make sure you invite them early enough so that they can plan their budget and request the time off.
While traveling alone can certainly be fun and as relaxing as visiting a chiropractor, having good company with you can make the weekend more special and give you all something you’ll remember forever.
5. Plan According to the Time of Year
This can play a big role in how your getaway goes. If it’s summer and nice and warm, a trip to the beach could be perfect. In the spring or fall, you may want to plan that hiking or camping trip.
Getting away for a weekend has the potential to completely recharge your batteries and give you some great memories IF you plan ahead.
While spur-of-the-moment trips can certainly be fun and adventurous, there are a lot of unknowns that come with them. Take the time to map out your time away so that you can avoid unwanted surprises as much as possible. Lastly, keep the tips above in mind next time you’re organizing a weekend getawa