Have you ever taken a vacation and did so much that you needed another vacation as soon as you returned home?
Yeah me too.
Every single time.
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.
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 full week to just sit around and be a useless slug.
(No offense to those hardworking slugs out there).
Relaxing to get your traveling 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 only a few hours and then did the same thing when I got to Venice.
I saw all the things I wanted to see, but 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.
After a couple of months backpacking I arrived in my favorite European country.
After 10 days of trying to kill myself I was ready for a break.
A retreat into the mountains for relaxing was exactly what I needed.
TAKE A BREAK.
When I vacation I go 100 mph.
I hardly ever take 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 relaxing.
Plan It Out.
Having downtime to relax is just as important as seeing all the sites, and doing all the activities.
There is no reason to run yourself into the ground.
If there are things you might’ve missed the first time it gives you a great excuse for revisiting in the future.
The first time I went to London I partied too much.
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.
Where is your favorite place to take a vacation from your vacation?
Let me know in the comments below.