Planning a vacation? If you haven’t had the chance to get away for awhile, you may be putting a lot of pressure on yourself to get the most out of your next vacation, whether you are planning a city break or spending it on a catamaran charter in Greece. Luckily, we’ve got some top tips to help you enjoy your next vacation. Ready? Let’s get started:
Slow it down
If you haven’t traveled for a while, you may feel like you need to do everything and see everything in your new city. But if you add too many activities to your itinerary, you may end up feeling burned out and tired.
Remember: Less is more when it comes to travel. That doesn’t mean that you should skip the top sites. Instead, look at ways that you can incorporate some relaxation into your vacation at the same time. If you’re in Paris, get up early so you don’t end up in line for hours at the Louvre. Then, take time for a long, relaxing lunch or head back to the hotel for a nap before going out to enjoy the rest of the day.
We get it: People are expecting to see photos of your vacation on the ‘gram. But vacations are a good time to disconnect from social media and actually connect with those around you. Whether that means chatting with locals, connecting with fellow tourists, or simply putting the phone away to enjoy lunch with your travel buddy, make sure you’re disconnecting as much as you can along the way.
Focus on relaxation
How often have you returned to work feeling just as tired as before you left? If you’re overdue for a relaxing vacation, ditch the idea of spending hours walking around a new city and instead consider a luxury yacht charter. Look for vacations where you can still see plenty of new things while also feeling pampered and spoiled along the way.
Sort out work
Let’s face it: The weeks before and after a vacation can be so packed with work that it can make you feel like the vacation itself isn’t worth it. When you work overtime right up until the day you leave, you’ll be starting your vacation feeling rundown and tired- something you definitely don’t need if you’ll be flying long haul.
And if you’re constantly checking your email on vacation, or dreading returning to a stack of work on your desk, you’re unlikely to have the best time.
The best thing you can do is minimize the impact your work will have on your vacation. Tell superiors and colleagues about your vacation well in advance so you can space out work in the weeks (and not days) leading up to your trip.