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We are all familiar with the regular holiday theme; the resort, the set times for breakfast and dinner, and the shops we know by heart by the end of the week. For some people, visiting a familiar place is enough to feel relaxed and at home, while others need more. Below you will find a few tips on how to make the most out of your time away and help your body and mind relax.
Go Somewhere Familiar
You don’t have to travel abroad to feel like you are away from home. Even a staycation can help you take a break from your regular routine and recharge your batteries. If you are planning a city break in Britain, chances are that AirBnB might be your best option, as you will get local tips from your host, and feel like you have your own dedicated travel agent who is looking out for you.
Stay Away from Tourist Traps
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Some people come home from a holiday drained and more tired than they left. If crowd and city life is something you are planning to escape, chances are that you will need to find an accommodation that will provide tranquility and a chance to reflect on your life. Renting a chalet might be a great option, so you can have the independence and be surrounded by nature, still you can find restaurants, pubs, and attractions nearby.
Always Have a Plan B
If you don’t want to end up being stressed when things don’t go according to plan when you are on holiday, prepare a plan B. You cannot predict the future, and Murphy says that if something can go wrong, it will. If you end up in a hotel that is not what you expected, be ready to move on, instead of being annoyed and stressed for a week or two. Having a plan B will give you a peace of mind that you can deal with whatever is around the corner.
Create a Checklist
If you often worry about forgetting things, you can create a holiday packing checklist that will help you stay organized and prevent disasters. Of course, you might be checking the important things, such as your passport and your booking receipts, but what if the kids forget to take their phone chargers, and you will end up paying ten times the price at the destination or walking around for hours, instead of enjoying your holiday.
Try Something New
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When you are looking for more relaxation than you had on your last holiday, you might want to try something new. Staying in a log cabin or on the top of the mountain will help you clear your mind and get you the best nights sleep possible, so you can look forward to every new day refreshed and full of energy.
Planning a relaxing holiday can be challenging, so you have to do some soul searching to learn what your body and mind needs.