Summer Vacation Tips to Relax, Explore, & Unwind This Summer

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burke williams day spaSummertime is the perfect season to explore far-away destinations or enjoy nearby stay-cations. Whether traveling to an ancient European city, escaping to the tropics, or discovering a hidden gem in your own backyard, indulging in time away from the daily grind is essential to a balanced lifestyle. Vacations are more than a luxury, they help decrease stress levels, inspire creativity, and increase productivity. Revitalize your body, mind, and spirit with a vacation (or stay-cation) this summer and check out these tips for travel and ideas for hometown adventure!

 

Traveling Abroad

Discovering new lands, cultures, and languages are just a few of the benefits of traveling abroad. Breaking out of the day-to-day and exploring foreign lands is both exciting and eye-opening, and when traveling abroad keep these tips in mind.

  • Before traveling to a new country, learn a little lingo. Memorizing a few key phrases of the native language shows an effort to communicate and could go a long way with locals.
  • Before you explore an area your unfamiliar with, do your research! Whether it’s a historical monument, a piece of art, type of cuisine, or learning about the landscape, research will bring more meaning to the trip and provide insight into the local culture.
  • While guide books can offer great suggestions for popular to-do’s in the area, it’s important to be spontaneous. Some of the best and most genuine memories come from unplanned adventures.

 

Stay-Cation

Vacations can often lead to getaways out of state or abroad, but stay-cations can lead to unforgettable memories that are fun, affordable, and incredibly relaxing. From unwinding at home alone to spending a week with nearby family and friends, taking time off from work and enjoying what’s in your own backyard can be a fantastic vacation option. Consider theses tips and ideas for a fabulous stay-cation!

  • For social butterflies, a stay-cation can be the perfect excuse to catch up with friends and family – and even throw a party! Barbeques are part of the quintessential summer experience, so try finding a beautiful community park or beachside picnic area to invite the ones you care for over for a day of fun in the sun.
  • Movie nights are another option that work great for a party of one or a group. Take time to treat yourself to a delicious dinner that’s paired with a favorite film of choice! If stay-cationing with friends, up your movie night game by creating a popcorn bar, drink crate, personalized concession boxes, and an assorted candy bar.
  • Camping is a great option for those looking to break away from social media and a fast-paced lifestyle. Taking time away from the stresses of the everyday in the peace of the outdoors offers campers a chance to unwind. Check out local camping landmarks near home or even pitch a tent in the backyard to escape the everyday.

 

For those action-packed vacations that leave travelers feeling like they need a vacation from their vacation, indulge in a visit to Burke Williams for a hydrating facial, relaxing spa bath, or relieving deep tissue massage may be just what’s needed. Burke Williams can also be a part of an incredibly relaxing stay-cation, to learn more about experiencing the transformative services at any 10 Burke Williams’ locations visit www.BurkeWilliamsSpa.com.