After spending days studying at college or working at the office, we all feel the need to escape the city life. Weekends are the best time to ditch the hectic work and plan a refreshing getaway trip.
Spend the two day-offs at a beautiful destination near your town or city.
Vacations should be pre-planned because a poorly planned vacation can be a devastating experience. There are some basic key points which everyone should consider before a planning a getaway vacation.
Now, let’s see what they are.
1) Choose An Appropriate Destination
Everyone has a long bucket list of places they want to visit. Take the list out and consider few destinations. There are a few things that you should keep in mind.
Getaway vacation is a short-duration trip which lasts a day or two. Even with time constraints, you can fully enjoy this vacation by planning it properly.
To choose an appropriate destination, quickly access Google and find some places that are 4-5 hours away either by drive or flight. Select the destination that you wish to visit. Now, research about the destination and find out details like Weather, Popular Events in Town, Flight Duration, Hotels, etc.
Look below for some perfect getaway destinations near the major metropolitan cities:-
2) Mumbai – Kolad, Mandwa, Tarkali, Goa, Pune, Gokarna, Harihareshwar, Mahabaleshwar, etc.
3) Kolkata – Chandipur, Digha, Bakkhali, Rasikbil, Shankarpur, Mayapur, etc.
4) Chennai – Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tirupati, Pondicherry, Vellore, etc.
If you find a destination which is suitable, then head onto the next step.
2) Make Arrangements
If you are planning to drive to a nearby getaway destination, then choose whether you want to drive yourself or you want to hire a cab. If you are planning to take a flight to a neighbouring state or country for the weekend, then check flight availability. Accordingly, book ticket or cab.
Make sure all your debit cards and credit cards are working. Keep some cash with you and do not rely entirely on the plastic money.
You will not find ATM and GPS signal working at some places, so be prepared at all times.
Make sure to download offline directions (from Google Maps) on your phone for spotty connections on your route.
If you are going for camping, trekking, or any other adventure then make sure to arrange all the necessary equipment or essentials. In short, Make a list and organize all the things you might require on the trip.
3) Plan Your Itinerary
Choose a variety of activities which you want to do during your vacation. Think about it and look for activities that you can do at your destination place.
Indulge yourself in adventure activities like paragliding, bungee jumping, rafting, mountain climbing, parachute flying or any other activity. You can even look at the tourist attraction spots in the city and spend a day there.
Be open to new experiences and explore the place. Sight-seeing is another option to spend your day in bliss. Make a list of things that you wish to do and plan your day’s itinerary. Include details like arrival time, departure time, hours to spend, etc.
Get relevant information about the places you want to visit and also book tickets for any activity in advance. Today, everything can be done on your mobile. Every city has a distinct essence and unique vibe. Experience it.
4) Packing the Essentials For the Getaway Vacation
People sometimes over-pack or under-pack which can be annoying during a holiday. So spending a few hours perfecting the art of packing will be worth your time.
The most important thing is to pack all the essential stuff.
Watch a video or two on YouTube and learn how to pack in an organized way. According to your destination city and activities planned, choose the essentials that you might need. Keep a check on everything and do not forget anything at home.
Once all this is done, you are ready for the best getaway trip. Now that everything is pre-planned, you can sit back and relax. We all need a vacation away from the daily struggle and city life.
This vacation can be a power-booster for the rest of the coming weeks. Make the most out of your time and have a lot of fun. Be the careless kid and travel freely. Own it.