NEEDING A VACATION FROM YOUR VACATION.

Have you ever taken a vacation and did so much that you actually needed another one as soon as you returned home?
Yeah me too.
Every single time.

A lazy day in the Swiss Alps.
A lazy day in the Swiss Alps.

Extensive traveling, walking, train riding, and sightseeing can eventually take a toll on you.
When that happens it’s time for you to take it easy.
Otherwise your trip might begin to feel too much like work… and NO ONE wants that.

So tired, I'll just pass out here.
So tired, I’ll just pass out here.

RELAX FOR A DAY.

Maybe a relaxing day on a beach is all that’s needed.
Perhaps a lazy afternoon watching movies in your hostel or hotel is the cure.
But sometimes after weeks/months of travel you might need a good week to just sit around and be a useless slug(no offense to those hardworking slugs out there).
Relaxing to get your traveling strength and motivation back will make a huge difference on the rest of your trip.

My 1st trip to Europe I was definitely cramming in too much in too little time.
I saw Salzburg in just a few hours and then did the same thing when I got to Venice.
I saw all the things I really wanted to see, yet I was running around those cities like I was in a race.
Take from me: That’s NOT How You Want To Travel.
Not only was I not able to really enjoy those cities but I was exhausted by the end of the day.

"If you need me I'll be right here."
“If you need me I’ll be right here.”

After a couple months of backpacking through Europe I ended up in my favorite European country.
After 10 days of trying to kill myself I was ready for a break.
A retreat into the mountains just relaxing is exactly what was needed.
I walked through so many cities, rode so many trains, saw so many churches and museums that it was definitely time for a much needed rest.
I only needed a solid 4 days of relaxation(and I still hiked twice) and my body was recharged and ready for another month of travel.

That slide was dangerously fast!
That slide was dangerously fast!

TAKE A BREAK.

When I vacation I go 100MPH.
I hardly ever take the time to rest.
Like most people, I want to see and do as much as possible.
But when you need a break, Take It!
You’ll thank yourself later.
If you don’t you might start to care less for the things you’re experiencing and not fully appreciate them.
I understand that most people have very limited times on their holidays.
Be that as it may there’s still no shame in taking a break and just relaxing.

"Am I the only one surprised by the size of that beer?"
“Am I the only one surprised by the size of that beer?”

I feel that the key to NOT needing a vacation from your vacation is to really plan out what you want to see and how much time it will take.
Having downtime to soak in your surroundings is just as important as seeing all the sites and doing all the activities.
There really is no reason to run yourself into the ground.
If there are certain things you might have missed the 1st time around it gives you a great excuse for revisiting that place again in the future.
The 1st time I went to London I partied so much that when it was time to leave I realized there was so much that I didn’t see and do.
So I promised myself that I would return and see all of those things.
A few years later I Did!

Always tell yourself that you will return.
And eventually You Will.

Jeremiah Cooper

Jeremiah Cooper

Welcome to Live Life Extreme, a travel blog about thrill-seeking, adventurous travel through some of the largest cities to off the beaten path getaways.

My name is Jeremiah and I'm an Arizona desert rat in search of the next adrenaline pumping adventure.
Follow me as I show you What and What Not to do when visiting new places in search of Cheap Travel and Cheap Thrills.
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