We all love weekends, with or without a getaway. But too often, the weekend can become a frantic flurry of errands, social commitments, and housework hell. For this week’s BreakAway BreakThrough, I’m prescribing that once a year (or more) you simply get up and go. Sneaking away for a few days works wonders for opening the eyes and mind—and getting you thinking, “Geez, I should do this more often…and stay away longer!”
BABT4: Weekend RoadTrip… 11 ways to escape, entice and excite
- Hook up with old college, fishing, or childhood chums.
- Bum the use of an acquaintance’s wilderness cabin; chop wood for your rent.
- Volunteer for Habitat, a church group, or wherever you’re needed.
- Visit a cool college town when school is not in session.
- Drive blue highways till you spot a funky hotel you like.
- Send the family away—and have a “staycation” by yourself at home.
- Go pay respects to an aging family member or old friend.
- Pay a pilgrimage to a memorable place from your youth.
- Try a yoga, meditation, or religious retreat.
- Hang out in a posh resort during a shoulder season—when they’re slow and cheap.
- Board a bus, boat, or train to somewhere you’ve never traveled (and enjoy the ride).
Do you have any favorite itineraries or destinations–or BreakThrough tips to share? Leave a comment please!