Travelling is one of the most effective ways to relieve stress. Many people find time regardless of how busy they are to visit places they’ve never been or go back to destinations they’ve missed. The weekend is a convenient time for many, but it’s so short that fully enjoying what their destination has to offer may seem impossible. With proper planning, however, you can maximize the weekend and make it an unforgettable experience. Here are some tips to help you:
Stay Close and Visit Places That Know Your Language
Go to places that you can take by plane or any mode of transportation for only a few hours. Don’t waste time going to your destination because you’re losing the time intended for your real travel. Save distant travels for longer vacations. Visiting the Philippines or any fluent English-speaking Asian country is advisable because you won’t have problems communicating with locals. It’s easier to ask for directions or buy items. You won’t need to engage in long conversations to explain what you need.
Make a Detailed Itinerary and Plan Alternatives
If you’re dedicating your first twelve hours to Manila and other nearby places, where exactly are you planning to go and how are you going to get there? The itinerary shouldn’t only include the next destination, but also alternatives in case something comes up that prevents you from going there. If the road to a specific destination isn’t passable, you don’t have to wait for it to clear up. You go to the alternative instead.
Travel Light and Travel at Night to Avoid Boredom
It’s a weekend after all, so why bring luggage? Backpacking doesn’t limit your destinations since you don’t have to think of going back to your accommodation. In fact, you can save more because you avoid check-ins and can even sleep on the bus on your way to your next destination. Traveling at night is convenient, especially if you’re a heavy sleeper, because you won’t feel the length of your travel time.
The next time you book your travel on a weekend, better have a plan with good alternatives. Your time may be short, but if you know how to maximize it, you can enjoy every second of your vacation.