We all want to go away. But, some of us don’t have the chance to go jetting away every other week. The good news is, you don’t have to wait until you have a lot of free time to escape. All you need to do is know how to vacation in a short period of time. We all work towards our yearly holidays. But, there’s no reason to wait anymore! Local weekends away could offer you all the escapism you need in a short amount of time. Here’s how to make the most of a shorter vacation!


As you only have a weekend to work with, you don’t want to travel hours before you reach your destination. Instead, find a comfortable hotel that’s not too far from home. But, staying close to home doesn’t mean you need to look at the same old scenery. Find somewhere that’s far enough outside of your every day to be a break. If you live in the city, choose a country house escape. Or, if you live in the country, a city break could be what you need. Getting away from what you’re used to is the best option! Jobs for working moms sometimes means having to be close enough should you be needed at work but also being far enough away from everyday life that you feel like you’re on holiday, it can be a fine balancing act. 


If you pack heavy for your usual vacations, it’s time to get out of the habit. The name of the game here is speed. Pack light. Bear in mind that you’re only away for two of three nights. With that in mind, you only need two or three outfits to keep you going. You needn’t even worry about a huge suitcase. Instead, settle for a backpack. Limiting your space in this way should encourage you not to pack too much. As long as you have your toiletries and a few outfits, you shouldn’t need anything else!


Considering your don’t have long, there’s not so much pressure on planning things to do. Instead, focus on relaxing as much as possible. Take along a book and spend time reading by the pool. Filling your short vacation with activities could leave you more stressed than you were to start. Remember that you’re getting away to relax. So, give yourself time to relax! Accept that it’s okay not to do much. Go out in the evenings for a nice meal. If you feel the need to do something, take a leisurely walk. Whichever way you choose to relax, make sure it’s nothing strenuous!


It’s always important to let your hair down while you’re away. And, that’s never truer than during a short vacation. Let your hair down the moment you leave the house, and don’t worry about putting it up again until you get home! Drink more than you normally would with your evening meal. Stay out late dancing if you want to. And, remember to turn the alarm off before you go to sleep. Allow yourself a lie in. If you can’t do these things when you’re away, then when can you?

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