Due to my busy schedule, it's often hard to get away. However, one Sunday I woke up, asked Siri "how do I get to San Diego?" and two hours later I was on the beach.
Although there were a lot of things that could've gone wrong by following these simple steps was able to enjoy the impromptu daycation.
01 | Keep it Close
Try to keep your trip between 1-3 hours away. Yes, life isn't just about the destination, but when you only have a few hours, staying close helps you get the most out of the trip.
If you want to travel from Georgia to California that should probably be saved for a trip that is longer than a day.
02 | Remember the Rule of Three
Pick 3 things you want to do, and do them. You may want to see all the sights, but when you do too many things your trip goes from relaxing to taxing. Don't be afraid to minimize the number of activities you do on your vacation.
it will be a lot more fun for you if you keep your trip simple yet meaningful.
03 |Yelp Carefully
Review sites are good, but what may be amazing to one person, can be a pile of twigs to you. If you see something on yelp, go in with an open mind. If you hate it, you still have two other things on the list.
04 | Don't Forget to Breath
The point of getting away is to live in the moment. If you want to sit on the beach all day and forget the list, it's OK. Just do them on your next visit.
05 | Sleep Over
This depends on your budget and time frame, but sleeping over relieves fatigue from the day. A hot shower and comfy bed will prepare you for the trip home.
There are a lot of great discount hotel booking sites to choose from that won’t break the bank. I used the Hotel Tonight app and found the hotel pictured to the right for a great price at the last minute! I also received an additional $25 off by using a discount code. You can use the code KHUPP4 and receive the same deal!
06 | Be Spontaneous
If you wake up at 11 a.m. and feel the urge to travel, don't stress. Just throw your things in a bag, hop in the car and drive. The greatest part of the adventure is knowing that you can go with the flow and see where the day takes you.
As always these are just my tips. Experiment to find out what works for you and what may not always be the best option. The great thing about day trips is if they fail you can always pack up and start again another weekend. The joy comes in the spontaneity and the ability to enjoy the beauty that might be undiscovered only miles away.
The only thing left is to ask "where will you take your next daycation?"