Feel like you need a vacation? You probably do! Taking time away from work is really good for you. It can:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Prevent heart disease
- Improve your productivity on the job
- Increase your quality of sleep
Stop putting off that vacation! Boost your health and plan your next trip by following the tips on this list.
Do Something You’ve Never Done Before
Visiting your old haunts can be fun, but it’s also comfortable. If you really want to get the most out of your vacation, you have to get outside of your comfort zone.
One great way to do that is to rent an RV! It’s a completely different way to travel that everyone should experience at least once in their lives.
Visiting a new place is an easy way to do something you’ve never done before, but try not to do the same sorts of things you always do. For example, when vacationing, you might be tempted to spend all your time sipping margaritas on the beach. Instead, try windsurfing or take a boogie boarding lesson.
You Don’t Have to Go Far From Home
Many people get discouraged because they think they don’t have enough money to take a vacation. Although it’s true that it takes thousands of dollars to board a plane and explore a foreign country, no one said you have to go that far from home!
There are plenty of opportunities to take a vacation that aren’t too far outside your front door. For example, if you live in West Virginia, you can:
- Visit Seneca Caverns
- Take a train ride at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
- Bathe in a natural spring at Berkeley Springs State Park
- Learn more about the legend at the Mothman Museum
- Discover 18th century life at Prickett’s Fort State Park
The key is to treat the area where you live like a tourist. Chances are, there are plenty of things within a short driving distance of your home that you’ve never thought to do before!
Don’t Over Plan
Planning is an important aspect of every trip. Whether you’re figuring out what week to take off work to planning out your RV route or figuring out what to pack in your bag, there is a lot to think about!
You should figure out what you want to do when you get to your destination too, but be careful not to plan too much. Planning too carefully can actually end up ruining your vacation.
It turns out, when we make plans, we start to see them as appointments that must be kept. That’s not good for a vacation that’s supposed to be relaxing. You shouldn’t feel obligated to do anything!
Instead, plan to do a few things, but make sure you keep plenty of time open to explore and discover new things on the fly.
Stop putting off that vacation. It’s bad for your health! Follow the tips on this list and you can get the most out of your vacation, no matter how much time you can take off.