Smart Traveling When You Want to Relax
Everyone needs to relax, especially because people work so much during the week and the week-end is merely enough to give them an adequate period to recharge the batteries. If that’s all you’ve got and if you can’t take a few free days, you can use these two and a half day to travel somewhere and enjoy some quality time alone or with your friends.
Travelling can be easy to do if you’ve got some money and a good plan, as you can’t do anything without these two. We’re going to teach you how to travel smart, so that you can enjoy a smaller vacation even if all you have is a week-end at your disposal.
Choose a Destination
First of all, you have to choose a destination. This can be easily done – take a map and look for a place that is near or use the internet to find a nearby attraction – a place that you can visit during a week-end, something that is cheap and comfortable.
You could also choose a city-break – these are those very small vacations offered by travel agencies in a foreign capital – you go there by the plane and you’ve got one or two nights at your disposal, usually from Friday to Sunday evening.
If you choose to go somewhere near, the costs will be lower than going in a city break, where you will have to pay for the plane and the accommodations and food and so on. Usually, the plane is the most expensive, so for a week-end it’s better to choose to go somewhere by the car or by the train – a nearby destination that takes one a few hours of driving or taking the train.
The price could be cheaper with the train if you go alone, or it could also be cheaper with the car if you go with your friends – the costs of the gas will be split between you and you could save some money for paying for the accommodations.
A double room or a room for four is usually cheaper than a single room, so if you go with some friends, you could use a bigger room as accommodations. Look online before starting on the road or take the number of several hotels and motels in the area you want to visit. Sometimes, the prices at their desk can be cheaper than the prices that you see online (the site has to win some money, and they receive a commission from the sale of the room).
For a week-end, you don’t have to use a five stars hotel – look for those hotels that are decent in both price and the quality of service, as you will certainly find plenty of reviews to read about them.
There are rooms that have the food included in the price, and also hotels that offer you no food, just the accommodations. It could be cheaper to go for a bed&breakfast hotel, especially if you go in a group. If you travel with your significant other (two persons or a small family), you could get just the room and take care of eating by yourself. There are definitely plenty of restaurants there and the menus are usually impressive – the price is lower compared to the quantity of food that you get.
For a week-end, don’t take too many bags with you. It’s just two days actually, and all you need is comfortable clothes and shoes. You are supposed to relax and visit the area that you are going to – no clubs are recommended, especially if you choose to go to the mountains or a rural area where you get to enjoy fresh air.
In the end, it’s all about the relaxation that you get during that time, and you’ll see that after such a week-end you will have your batteries recharged and ready for a new week.