Making The Most Of Vacation Time When You Can

Source: Pixabay
Summer will be here before we know it, and so our thoughts might be turning to vacations and how to spend that all-important time away from the workplace and the usual daily grind. After all, after the year that we have all been through, and the very fact that many of us couldn’t indulge in our annual vacation, this year means that we are likely going to want to make the most of vacation time.

However, we can all be guilty of getting stuck in a rut and booking the same sort of vacation or even going to the same place year in year out. But, that needs to change. As much as you may love your usual beach haunt it’s time to switch things up a little and plan some unique experiences for your vacation time. Who knows it could even be an opportunity to tick off some of those destinations on your bucket list? 

The problem is, because you have likely had a whole year to think about this, the choice of where to go or what to do might seem overwhelming. What will be best and how can you spend that vacation? With that in mind, here are some ideas to help you get started. Hopefully giving you the confidence to make that booking and give yourself something to look forward to. 

Before you go

It is important for you to consider a few things before you go and book your travel plans or even head onto a plan or out on the open road. Vacations will be different for some time. This means that you need to consider face masks, social distancing guidelines and the use of hand sanitizer. It might be that you also need to think about having your temperature checked or even doing a Covid-19 test before you head out. You should also think about travel documents and getting any forms filled out ahead of time. You can find out more about what you might need to do for certain countries such as Canada online. Other places might need specific visas or permissions so checking this ahead of time will avoid any issues when you travel. 

Visiting a winery

If you enjoy your wine then visiting a winery could prove to be the perfect experience for your vacation. Furthermore, you can plan your vacation very easily and even stay in the wine country itself, how great is that? Sample the wines, learn about how they are made and the process behind it and take in some of the most breathtaking views a winery can offer. Sometimes these sorts of places even include on-site restaurants where you can enjoy menus tailored to the style of wine. It could certainly prove to be a great way to enjoy your vacation and an experience not to forget. 

Having a foodie-inspired vacation

If food is more your thing then why not choose your vacation location based on food and culture. Perhaps you want to sample your favorite cuisine in the country it originated. Love Italian food? Then head over to Italy. Enjoy street style Thai food then look no further than heading over to Thailand or sampling some of the exotic islands the region has to offer. A foodie related vacation may require a little research to ensure you visit the best establishments, but it could provide an amazing experience. Many people center their activities around food, so your vacation might be no different. There are plenty of blogs online that have a whole host of information. Make it your mission to seek out some of the best unheard of places so that you can experience something a little different. 

Choosing a city break over the beach

What rule says that you must head to a sunny location or the beach for your vacation? Why not go out of your comfort zone and choose a city break instead? This could provide you with ample opportunity to tick some of those places off your bucket list. A city break could be filled with historic sites and plenty of picture snapping opportunities. Many people don’t consider a city break as their main vacation, but doing so could give you a very different experience. You could take time to plan out your itinerary, research all the places worth seeing and then spend your time learning and seeing something a little different. If you long for the beach why not combine both? Choose a city close to the coast so that you can get the best of both worlds. 

Source: Pixabay

Roughing it up camping or hiking

A completely different sort of vacation where you have a more laid back approach could be to consider a camping or hiking trip. What could be more idyllic than being at one with nature and sleeping under the stars? There are plenty of guides online if you are new to camping, but it could prove to be a wonderful and unique way to spend your vacation time. Camping could be the perfect vacation for the current situation. It means keeping to yourselves and staying in your own property, such as your own tent and chairs etc. Camping could be a great vacation to consider with children, and could give you the chance to try something new. 

A staycation

Finally, you may not need to travel anywhere at all, a staycation is a great way to become a tourist in your own city or region. Many of you will not have taken in some of the sites that some people might travel miles to see that just happen to be on your doorstep. Use the time to enjoy a staycation and see how great your local area really is. While you may think that this is boring, considering you have had to stay close to home for so long, it could give you the chance to experience your own country a little more as you have become more appreciative of what you have close to home. 

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

Thank you so much for reading today's post! 
Let’s hope that this has provided you with some inspiration for your next vacation!

What's your preference when going on vacation? Do you prefer a seaside getaway or a camping/hiking holiday?

Let me know in the comments section below, along with any other feedback, questions or queries you may have for me! Also, you guys owe me one last favour - don't forget to follow/subscribe by email to be notified each time I post!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

No comments

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment - I do my utmost to read and reply to every single one of them.