We idealize vacations, looking forward to that week long or more respite as the culmination of a year’s hard work, but is there a better way? Perhaps. There are a few advantages to taking smaller vacations. Let’s examine them.
Weekend getaways are less stressful.
You plan, you plot, you order plane tickets and catch rides and rent cars, all in search of an escape. But all that planning and plotting can become stressful. The plane gets delayed, or you don’t make the connecting flight. The room you booked isn’t there. Weather ruins all your plans.
Any number of things can go wrong, and if you’re relying on those plans to guide your fun, any hitch can feed that stress level. Which is what you’re trying to escape.
At two to three days in length, a weekend getaway doesn’t have much room for problems, and you may find it easier to go with the flow when they do occur.
They’re less expensive.
Since most grand scale vacations aim for grand scale destinations, you’ll spend a lot more on travel. Planes, gas, and all the extra food and lodging means you’ll be spending more to do it.
But a weekend getaway can’t accommodate as much travel, which means you have a little more wiggle room to splurge on food and entertainment. Plus, less time spent in a plane or car means more time to enjoy your mini vacation.
They’re less work.
Packing for a long trip requires a lot. Big suitcases are needed to accommodate the clothes and toiletries you’ll be bringing with you.
Compare that to a vacation where you only need to pack for a few days. One suitcase may be enough for the whole family, or you can pack in backpacks that are easier to store and lug around.
Weekend Getaways are less draining.
They’re less draining on your finances, less draining on your time, and less draining on your schedule. Think about it. You can take one big vacation a year, or one small vacation every couple of months.
In addition, you might find a small vacation is more effective in relaxing and reenergizing you, which is what they’re supposed to do.
Whether you decide to go big or small, do what’s best for you. And if you’re nearby, consider checking out Mill Creek Ranch Resort. We have plenty of amenities, fully equipped cabins to make packing a breeze and a beautiful environment to perfect for kicking back in the hammock and truly escaping.
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