As someone who works most of the year. You really well understand what taking a vacation means. Imagine that throughout the year you spent hours upon hours making profits for a corporate or building the status of your private business and now it is time to get off from this hustle and bustle.
A holiday with the family is spouse or allies is an interesting time to reconnect with the people who really matter in your life. When so busy with work, it is easy to overlook the need for being close with the family or do any serious self-reflection. If anything, the choice of how and where to spend a vacation should be very critical as it is the opportune time that you give back to yourself-soothing your soul, energizing, and just being carefree.
Best ways to Enjoy a Vacation
Most people make the mistake of taking holidays so haphazardly which means that they do not put a lot of planning into it. Although some of such random vacations may turn out to be so interesting, most of them may be frustrating. For example, if you are someone who takes random vacations, you may end up paying a lot of money but find nothing as interesting to get value for your money.
Anyone who has taken repeat vacations will emphasize the need to critically plan and check everything that your target destinations have to offer. Take a destination like Dubai and consider whether you want to go to the Burj Khalifa, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, or any other places. So if at the end you get a vacation package from tours and travel agencies, you already have an idea of what you are paying for. Not planning for a vacation or rushing may become a regrettable mistake.
Another hack for vacations is to have a mix of places to visit. For instance, if your primary attraction is historical sites in for example Egypt, also have another game drive or culinary visit within. With such a mix, you as a traveler stand the chance of stretching your vacation experience to your satisfaction.
Serious travelers always plan their vacation through a whole year. In fact, they list everything that potential destinations have to offer, compare their packages, check comments from previous visitors before they eventually decide on it. I love this approach to planning a vacation because it demonstrates self-love-you can’t be working a whole year for others but deny yourself the much-needed leisure and relaxation that comes with a vacation.
Taking a Pool Vacation
As much as a vacation is a time to treat oneself to the best, it is also a moment to freely socialize, refresh your sense of humanity and just be free. There is no better way to get all these than tagging along with your best friends, family or workmates who also want to have such a vacation.
These days, instead of just traveling out for a vacation with your nuclear family, planning as a pool or team is a great thing. Think about this for a moment, there is this very close friend of yours who has a family and has also been working throughout the year…but you care so much about their psychological wellbeing…why not sell to them the idea of having a vacation together as families?
Some people may argue that having a pool vacation denies them a chance to be with families but those who have tried to do it with a proper plan will tell you that it does not hinder family time whatsoever, provided that self-discipline prevails. For instance, the friends can be in another block and you on the other, you meet during the day to have fun before retreating together as a family until the next day.
Having a pool vacation has multiple benefits including but not limited to the cost savings, warmth of having your circle of close people around, learning together and just letting your families to intermingle. People who have tried it find themselves repeating such pool holidays throughout the rest of their lives, especially if it was well coordinated and planned from the word go.
Love water? Getting the best swimming pool around on your vacation
To many, a vacation cannot be any interesting if it is not punctuated by swimming on some cool waters. Sometimes I am tempted to associate such swimming with washing away the troubles, cares, missed opportunities and many more that has dotted one’s life the rest of the year.
Most tour destinations today will gleefully showcase their modern designs of swimming pools to just give a sneak peek into their other great offers. From indoor swimming pools to open air and rooftops, swimming pools just give you an opportunity to wash away your worries and reconnect with yourself. Take for example a rooftop swimming pool that allows you to have a picturesque view of the Himalayas or panoramic view of the 14th Street Manhattan from twenty floors or more high…I guess that is a sight to behold.
Reconciling the past and present attractions on your vacation
You, just like myself understand the saying that old is gold. As much as you may be attracted to visit modern attractions, it is important to also take stock of antiquities. A good traveller will not be satisfied with what things are at the present without first understanding how they all started. So, you may find it interesting to go visit the workshops that manufactured vintage cars and how much transformation has been done. Also go visit the museums, old ruins of cities and historical sites.
Once you understand some historical facts on your trip, it is highly likely that you will appreciate what the present looks like. In Scandinavia for example, you can be interested to know how Denmark, Sweden and Norway split, the activities of the Vikings, origins of the great whaling in Faroe Islands and many more. From there, you can proceed to visit the great architectural designs including underpasses, submarine bridges and tunnels which are a masterpiece. With such a buffet of places to visit, your vacation can be nothing less than exciting.
Financing your vacation
To some extent, everyone has that destination that they wish to travel to but the problem is when it comes to financing it. Although some employers especially in Europe has a holiday fund which is given at specific periods of the year, other countries do not have it. This means that you must work around your own budget to spare some money for a trip, something that so many fail at.
A proper vacation requires that you plan adequately ahead of time. Planning means that you have a list of destinations and what costs they come with. Upon having such a plan and costing everything, save more than the amount planned for. This extra amount above your budget is for miscellaneous expenses. For example, when you are travelling with a family, it is highly unlikely that you will deny your child something that they want to buy on the journey. If you do not have any extra money off your budget, you will overrun the planned expenditure.
Without a budget plan, people end up cutting short their vacation and coming back home with a lot of hangovers and unfulfilled expectations. It is important to give each vote head its own finances. It is only then that you can be sure to enjoy your holiday.