Are Micro Vacations the Wave of the Now?

Road Trip - image courtesy of Автошкола ТЕХНИКА from Pixabay
image courtesy of Автошкола ТЕХНИКА from Pixabay
Written by Linda Hohnholz

Planning a vacation long dreamed about is a wonderful experience in and of itself, never mind the actual experience. But how many of us get to enjoy that luxury? More and more these days, people are satisfying their urge to travel by taking micro vacations.

Tiny seems to be the buzz word of today and the future… from tiny homes to micro vacations, and possibly even getting there in a Mini Cooper. No, this article did not receive any endorsement agreement to cite that particular car.  It just fits rather nicely in the text.

These micro vacations, like their cousin the long holiday, still have the capacity to cleanse the mind and refresh the spirit. Maybe it’s a trip to a nearby lake or river, or a hike through a whispering forest, a drive through the plains just taking in the great expanse of the open road, the thrill of a roller coaster ride, the delicious joy of a fantastic burger, or perhaps over the meadow and through the woods to grandmother’s house for meatloaf.

These little mini breaks can happen in just a day or over a long (or normal 2-day) weekend.

They give us the time to not follow a ticking time schedule and simply go with the flow and let our eyes and souls feast on something different.

Spa - image courtesy of Gundula Vogel from Pixabay
image courtesy of Gundula Vogel from Pixabay

For the Virgo

Even organized prefers-a-schedule Virgos can successfully take a micro vacation. Just sign up at a spa for a day or two. Here, guests can settle in and just take advantage of being pampered and fed without having to do the scheduling themselves. And once the spa visit is over, simply head on out and check that box: micro vacation successfully completed.

Rollercoaster - image courtesy of Alexa from Pixabay
image courtesy of Alexa from Pixabay

For Those Who Need to Vent

Maybe just quietly breathing in and out is not stress-relieving for some. There are those that just need to scream for a while. Well, amusement parks allow guests to yell at the top of their lungs as they safely plunge on carnival rides or are scared by haunted houses. Just ask Mickey or Donald or Pluto. They know what they’re talking about.

Burger - image courtesy of Alexa from Pixabay
image courtesy of Alexa from Pixabay

For the Foodies

Pack a picnic basket and cooler and stop wherever one pleases to enjoy feasting on favorites from home or stop at that odd little diner at the next exit. Who knows what kind of tasty burger or apple pie might be found there? Or tasty taco, or pleasing pizza, or scrumptious sandwich, well, you get the idea.

Motel - image courtesy of Andi Koslowski from Pixabay
image courtesy of Andi Koslowski from Pixabay

For the Lingerer

For those who just cannot tear themselves away from the fun just yet and want to stay overnight for a day or two, of course, luxury can be found at fancy resorts, but for a true spur of the moment, we-can-so-afford-to-do-this trip, consider the iconic motel. They are practical budget-friendly no frills accommodation where one doesn’t even have to worry about their car, because it’s parked right outside the door. This is actually great for seniors who can’t walk far and for families lugging around a bunch of baby and kid stuff.

Basic needs will be met. There will be a bed, a TV, and a private bathroom, and usually a window. Some places may have a kitchenette or a microwave. Some may even have a pool and a playground for the kiddos.

Route 66 - image courtesy of Lars Schlageter from Pixabay
image courtesy of Lars Schlageter from Pixabay

Whatever road is chosen, wherever one goes, whether or not someone stays, the micro vacation will leave travelers returning home with a sense of satisfaction, joy, memories, and a feeling of “ahhh… that was nice, let’s do it again!”

About the author

Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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