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People often overlook short weekend getaways in favor of saving up for a big, more expensive vacation. While going on a dream vacation is a magical experience, it’s not something that most of us can afford to do often, unless you have a magic money tree in your backyard! With your budget in mind, it makes sense to look into taking short weekend breaks. Taking short trips enables you to see more of the world while also benefiting your mental health.
One of the best places to begin when it comes to weekend travel is the cost! While more extended vacations can set you back thousands of dollars (meaning you need to book time off work, potentially losing income), weekend travel is much more affordable. Yes, you don’t get to stay in the location for as long, but you still get to travel somewhere new, stay in comfortable accommodations, and have all of the excitement that comes with taking a trip away.
You can also broaden your horizon by taking a short weekend break to places like the Appalachian Mountains in Boone, NC, with beautiful scenic views with gorgeous cottages, lodges, and hotels. Cabin rentals in Boone provide an experience like no other: you can be at one with nature, learn more about the history and culture of the local environment, and take the time to find yourself. Trips like this can be refreshing for the mind, body, and soul.
Weekend trips provide an affordable vacation option, easier to plan, too, as you don’t have to worry too much about fitting them in around your work schedule. Making time for weekend getaways a couple of times every year is imperative for your overall mental well-being. It gives you the chance to take a step back from the typical stresses and strains of everyday life, enabling you to press the reset button.
Given the current climate, it is also worth thinking about the value of these sorts of weekend getaways. The pandemic has meant that international travel is heavily restricted and simply not possible in many cases. Plus, people don’t want to spend a fortune going on vacation and face many rules and regulations. You don’t have to worry about these problems regarding weekend travel, as domestic travel rules are relaxed.
As you can see, there are many benefits to be had by taking short weekend trips away. A lot of people overlook the value of doing so, but there is so much to gain. You will experience somewhere new and broaden your horizon while also benefiting your mental and physical health. In such a stressful and fast-paced world, it is essential to take the time to put ourselves first.