The pandemic changed life as we know it, and things came to a standstill. Many of us had plans to save up and do things at the turn of the decade, but everything changed before we knew it. However, now that things are beginning to clear out, this would be the perfect time to save up and travel to your dream locations. Whether within the country or abroad, life is far too short to put your dreams on hold. The pandemic has shown us just how randomly things can change at the drop of a hat. Traveling is one of the most liberating experiences you can delve into. Traveling with your loved ones is great, but solo is better. As long as you get out and see new things consider yourself doing something right. With that said, the decision is yours. With borders opening, this is a great time to travel.
Here’s how you can treat yourself to a luxury vacation this year.
Find Affordable But Comfortable Lodging
Your accommodation makes or breaks your vacation. If you don’t have a comfortable place to relax at the end of your day, you’ve done something wrong. You can’t have a luxury vacation and remain on a budget. Therefore, if you can spend on aesthetic, comfortable, and class lodging, please do so. Consider your vacation spot too. If you find yourself in the Tennessee Mountains, you may want to consider the Gatlinburg chalets as an option for your next vacation stay. Not only do they come in varying sizes, but they come packed with all the amenities you would want for your luxury stay. Moreover, staying in an authentic cabin in the mountains gives you the true nature experience that most people seek when visiting Gatlinburg.
Therefore, whether it’s Bali, Prague, NYC, or Gatlinburg, save up a bit more and spend more on your accommodation. One part of the vacation that you should not be cutting corners and sticking to a budget on is your lodging.
Skip The Diet
Living a healthy lifestyle, eating nutrient-dense food, and managing your portions is extremely important. Nine times out of ten, we would never advise someone to break their diet. However, if you are going away on vacation, you can bend the rules a little.
Enjoying new cuisines and eating till you are full are just some of the things you should be doing on this trip. There’s nothing fun of restricting yourself and watching what you eat when you finally get a chance to travel. You can diet and hit the gym till the day you leave and start it again when you return. In between, it’s time for you to relax and enjoy your luxury vacation away. This is also a great time to explore new culinary options that you never tried before. Traveling opens up the potential for you to explore the culture and digest (literally) what they have to offer.
Don’t Pack Light
Packing light is for a short trip where you are just looking to get by. If you want that luxury vacation that’s dripping with relaxation and comfort, pack however you feel like it. If you plan on heading out and exploring the new city, feel free to do so. If you want to pack several pairs of night suits and stay indoors, that’s fine too. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do; set the pace of this vacation yourself. Packing heavy doesn’t cost you anything other than a little extra physical strain when carting the suitcase around the airport. Other than that, it gives you the chance to feel more comfortable and dress the way you please on your vacation.
Rent Comfortable Travel
Moving around on public transport is only going to stress you out and annoy you. Moreover, since we are still in a pandemic, it may not be good to do so. Booking cabs is another option, but that’s going to cost you quite a bit, and it’s still such a hassle.
Instead, consider renting a nice little car for yourself and traveling around the city in that. It may cost a bit more, but it’s better value for money, and you have the security, satisfaction, and mobility that you would want. All you have to do is put a security deposit, pay the rent and fill in as much fuel as you need. Traveling in comfort and style is unmatched. The stress of moving around in a foreign place, especially at night, is one that nobody should have to experience.
It’s terrible when you get to your dream location but don’t have the energy to tackle the first day because of how taxing the journey was. Sitting upright in confined seats for hours can take its toll on your mood and back. Moreover, the lack of quality in cuisine can make things extremely irritating and put your mood off about the entire trip in general. Either travel first-class or consider booking a better airline with more comfortable economy travel. This trip is all about you, so make sure you put your needs first and move around in comfort. Once you actually have room to stretch your legs and a gourmet meal in your belly, you will feel better about spending those extra few hundred dollars.
Traveling can be extremely exhausting, especially if you travel on a sub-par airline/bus service. It can throw the entire vacation and engulf you in general negativity. Besides that, travel is part of the experience, so make sure you don’t dread it.
There we have a few tips that you can consider when treating yourself on your luxury vacation. 2022 is your year, and you have earned this getaway. These are some of the best tips that you can consider and use for your next vacation. Also, consider managing the COVID protocols when traveling. It would be a pity if you contracted the virus while on the trip of your dreams. Wear a mask, travel vaccinated, and try and avoid crowded spaces as much as possible.