While you may enjoy spending a Sunday watching back to back episodes of your favorite TV drama, a long weekend calls for a getaway from the city. Weekend breaks rejuvenate a person and can give you the much-needed energy to get through the coming week. When you plan a weekend getaway, whether it’s two days or three, here are a few ways you can make the most of your time and make your holiday seem longer.
Get out the night before
The best destination for a weekend trip is usually a place not more than a few hours’ drive away from your home. If possible, try and head out straight from work and reach your destination the same night. This way, you can take it easy and rest the first night and wake up refreshed and ready to explore the new place.
Leave work behind
Let your colleagues and clients know that you won’t be available over the weekend and leave your laptop at home. The whole point of a holiday is to relax. So if you decide to spend your weekend answering emails and returning phone calls, the essence of your holiday is lost.
Switch off your phone
Along with your laptop, switch off your cell phone. If you’re worried about how friends and family would get in touch with you in the case of an emergency, give them the landline to the hotel you will be staying at. Switching your phone off can play a vital role in helping you reconnect with the people you are taking a holiday with, and help you enjoy every moment. Switching off your phone also helps you unplug from social media and the need to give people live updates of your holiday.
Stay away from the television
With today’s technology, you don’t have to worry about missing a TV show- you can always stream it later. So, don’t spend your time in front of the television. Instead, try something new and spend the day exploring the place around you or playing games with your family and friends.
Don’t sleep in
A late morning may seem like the perfect weekend but if you’ve traveled out of town for the weekend, sleeping in is a waste of time. Instead of lazing, get out of bed early so that you get more time to do the things you had planned.
Avoid moving from place to place
When it comes to short weekend breaks, don’t hop from place to place. Instead, pick one place you haven’t been to and explore it. Find an accommodation that is central to all the things you want to do, so that you don’t have to move from place to place.
Get the chores done early
If you’re staying at a hotel, don’t bother with laundry on a weekend getaway. Instead, leave that for when you get back home. However, if you’re staying in a service apartment, get all your cleaning done at the start of the day and get everyone to help out.