When it comes to booking a holiday, many people tend to wait for the “right” opportunity – that is, when they’re able to take a week or two off work, or when the kids are on a break from school during the winter or summer holidays. But who says you have to wait around for such opportunities, when you can make your own with weekend getaways?
Short breaks and weekend getaways are ideal for various reasons, one being that they can be enjoyed more easily throughout the year. We all need a break from time to time, and opportunities for extended getaways might not come around as often as we’d like. That’s where a short break can fit in perfectly, enabling you to go away for a few days and come back relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take on everyday life once again.
Many people choose to take short weekend getaways because they enable and encourage them to see more. For instance, spending a few weeks in one destination might give a traveller a fairly good feel for that specific destination. But taking a handful of weekend breaks to various destinations will ultimately expose a traveller to more surroundings. While it’s ultimately an issue of preference, many travellers do enjoy seeing more destinations rather than spending extended amounts of time in one locale. In opting for weekend breaks, travellers also tend to explore regions closer to home – for instance, towns within the UK or Ireland – which they might not have considered visiting otherwise. And for many, these holidays can turn out to be among the best of their travel experiences.
Another great reason to take a short break is that it won’t cost you as much as an extended getaway. Countless people have been affected by the economic crisis, and many of them have cut holidays from their budget due to necessity. However, while a one or two-week holiday might not be financially realistic for many people during the economic slump, a two or three-day getaway might be manageable.
The same principle applies to luxury getaways. Many holidaymakers might have opted for extended luxury getaways when the economy was in a better state, but aren’t able to do so now. In such situations, it’s not necessary to give up the luxury. Instead, many holidaymakers are opting to take short luxury breaks. Similarly, some holidaymakers might have never even considered taking a luxury getaway due to the costs involved. But luxury short breaks give them the option to enjoy that little slice of high-end holiday fun.
Relish the holiday fun now! Ultimately, there are many reasons to enjoy a short holiday break – ranging from affordability and convenience, to more travelling opportunities. So next time you feel the need to take a break, don’t look to the horizon for that one or two week holiday. Instead, embark on a weekend getaway and relish the holiday fun now.