Many times, travel can be very fast paced. You are often on-the-go and may be out exploring or moving from city to city in a short amount of time. However, sometimes we need to spend a little more time on ourselves. Brandon and I just splurged on a treat yourself day on Sunday (yes, that involved eating ice cream for dinner) so I’ve been in a love yourself kind of mentality lately. No matter where you are in the world, here are 12 ways to treat yourself while traveling. Ready, set, indulge!
Visit the Spa
Give yourself some pampering and let yourself escape into a spa day. Whether you choose a complete luxury health spa in Yorkshire or a basic pedicure, it will be worth it to rejuvenate your body especially after being worn down by traveling.
Indulge in Fine Dining
Whether it’s your favorite restaurant or one that you’ve always wanted to try, indulging in delicious food is one of my favorite ways to treat myself.
While you’re at it, you might as well order some dessert to top off that delicious meal you just devoured!
We all know the “distraction of the screen” and how much technology has taken over our lives, making us always busy even when we’re not in the office. Do yourself a favor and unplug for a while. No texting, checking emails, or surfing the web. Just enjoy everything around you and push all other worries out of your mind.
Hit the Gym
Or use the outdoors as your gym, even if that’s just taking a walk around the city. After all, we wouldn’t be able to handle active traveling or many of the adventures we may take part in during the trip if we didn’t take care of our bodies.
Buy that backpack you’ve always wanted or splurge on plane tickets to your dream destination.
Have a Picnic
Breathe in the outdoors and bring along some tasty snacks for a relaxing and refreshing lunch in the park.
Try Something New
It could be horseback riding, white water rafting, or trying a new hike you haven’t done yet. Whatever it is that you’ve been wanting to try, now is the time to take the leap and give it a go!
Roll with the punches and take things as they come during your trip. Enjoy the thought of not having plans or somewhere you need to be, and make decisions on what to see or where to go on a whim.
Take a Staycation
If a trip out of town isn’t in the cards for you, take a night or a long weekend to really get to know your hometown. Stay in a hotel nearby and explore the city with new eyes like you have never been there before. This is a great way to appreciate what you have right in your own backyard while still having a travel experience!
Treating yourself means you are in a no complaining zone. If something goes wrong, accept it and move on. Look on the bright side – life is too short to spend time complaining!
Take some time to just do nothing. Clear your mind and let yourself recharge so you are energized for all of your adventures up ahead.
Never underestimate the power of treating yourself every once in a while. You deserve it!
What are your favorite ways to treat yourself while traveling? Share them in the comments below!