With the holidays fast approaching it’s hard to find time to relax and unwind. Finances are tight, workloads are large, and family obligations are seemingly endless. Plus, all the holiday plans can cause stress and an unpleasant burnout if you’re not careful.
Before your schedule gets too busy, we suggest treating yourself to a quick weekend getaway to keep your spirits high. Here are some of the best ways to keep the planning (and your budget) to a minimum.
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Pack Up & Go
This travel agency will send you anywhere in the United States for 3 days. The catch? You won’t know where you’re going until you get to the airport. Although a surprise vacation may not be everyone’s cup of tea, we highly recommend giving it a try! All you have to do is fill out a survey on their website with your travel preferences, budget, dates, etc. and they’ll do all the heavy lifting for you.
Want to spend a night under the stars, but sleeping bags aren’t your cup of tea? Glamping (luxury camping) may be just the thing for you! Glamping.com makes finding your perfect night in nature super easy. Head to their website and start by searching for your desired location, and then scroll through the options to see which one fits your needs. The accommodations range in price, but if you pack your own food the rest of your weekend activities will be free!
If you’re based in NYC, Boston or DC and lean more on the side of minimalism versus luxury, a tiny house escape may be just the thing for you! A service called Getaway offers the most picturesque tiny homes nestled in the woods and it’s super easy to book with them. They'll ask you to select your cabin location, size and date, and then the rest is in their hands! A member of their team will text you a code for your cabin, so you'll be all set to unwind and unplug.
Don't forget to pack tasty snacks!
Cashew Hummus and Crackers // Sprouted cashew hummus with gluten-free whole grain crackers
Raw Date Bites // Almonds, Medjool Dates, Chocolate Chips