How to plan a balanced vacation

Have you ever returned home from a getaway and felt more exhausted than you did before you left? Or maybe you’ve come home wishing that you had done more or seen more than you managed to? It can be extremely challenging to find that elusive balance between taking enough time to relax and getting out and about to explore your chosen destination and perhaps indulge in a few adventures along the way. Here are our top tips for getting it right.

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Instead of taking two vacations each year, aim to take one extra-long holiday just once every 12 months

Go away for longer periods

Instead of taking two vacations each year, aim to take one extra-long holiday just once every 12 months. That way, you can accumulate your leave days at work and have the opportunity to go away for at least two weeks at a time. This affords you the luxury of being able to lounge around and de-stress for a minimum of seven days, as well as get active and do all the touristy musts for the remaining seven.

While you may be tempted to take one day to relax followed by a more energetic day, the best way to make the most out of both aspects of your vacation is to enjoy them separately rather than interspersed. That way, you will be able to completely unwind, along with being able to throw yourself into your adventures with plenty of gusto when the time comes!

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Get everyone involved

Unless you’re travelling solo, it is best to get everyone’s opinion regarding where to go, what to see, and what to do when you’re soon to travel abroad. Since everyone is likely going to be keen to do different activities, you’re sure to have a better chance of creating a more balanced itinerary than if you created it on your own without any additional input.

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Set up an itinerary

While approaching a vacation with a sense of spontaneity may seem appealing, you run the risk of missing out on a few amazing opportunities to maximize your getaway. As such, it’s always a better idea to carefully plan your itinerary before your departure. It’s also important to remember that many worthwhile activities will require advance booking in order to avoid disappointment.

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