If You’re Going to Splurge While Traveling, Stay Somewhere Comfortable
When I used to travel somewhere new, I used to believe that it would be exciting to get out and experience everything this place had to offer. And, while that is still true to an extent, I have come to realize that travel is more about experience, it’s about personal reflection and slowing down.
How many times have you travelled to another country or city (on business or pleasure) thinking that it was going to be an unforgettable experience? You went out whenever you could and were constantly on the go. Sure, it was fun most of the time, but what happened when you got home? You were exhausted! It took you over a week to recover from whatever the heck you did to yourself while you were out of town!
First Step, Get a Nice Room
In order to truly enjoy your time away, you have to be comfortable with the accommodations you chose. You’re not going to be wanting to spend your entire trip out and about and coming back to a bed and private space is just as important. So, instead of buying the cheapest hotel you can find, book a nice one that you’ll enjoy spending time in. This means going for the pool, nice hotel restaurant, and good location.
Or Better Yet, Get a Nice Apartment
If you’re travelling for longer stretches of time, hotels might not do quite the trick. And there’s no doubt that more options are becoming widely available for finding the right place to stay. The popularity of sites like AirBnB provide alternative accommodations that often provide more of the luxuries of a home at a fraction of the price of a deck out hotel suite. Local rental sites are becoming popular as well and provide opportunities to rent apartments or condos for short term stays in cities across Canada.
Find a Way to Enjoy It
When you’re at home, what are you doing most of the time? I suspect the answer to this question isn’t “sitting down”. Nope, when you’re at home, there are constantly things to do and places to be. Hardly ever do you get any time to yourself! Now that you’re away from home, take some time to enjoy yourself. If you like to read the newspaper, go make a purchase and head to the living area of your beautiful room and actually sit and read it. Heck, if you feel so inclined, solve the crossword puzzle while you’re at it!
If you’re anything like me, you probably have a stack of magazines that you’ve always meant to read, but never had the time for. You know what? Now’s the time. Turn on some music, get out your magazines and relax. Once you get home, instead of being dreadfully tired or exhausted, you’ll be refreshed and ready for any challenges that life might soon bring. Enjoy that time away from home and you won’t regret that you did.