Whether you call them city breaks, mini-breaks, a weekend getaway, or anything else, the fact is that these short trips away are increasingly becoming more and more popular, with some people foregoing a longer summer vacation to enjoy several shorter breaks away instead. Why is this? Why are city breaks so popular and could you benefit from trying one (or more) out? Read on to find out more.
Visit More Places
One of the biggest advantages of taking city breaks is that you can visit a lot of different places; many more than if you booked just one long vacation. There are so many potential destinations in the world that you might want to go to, and if you can take short two- or three-day trips then it means the world essentially opens up to you.
Rather than visiting one place once a year, you can visit three, four, or even more places throughout the year. Not only does this mean you can tick more places off your list, but you will also always have something to look forward to, which will boost your positivity in general.
It’s Cheaper Now
In the past, the cost of hopping on a plane and enjoying a short vacation a few times a year would only have been something the very wealthy would be able to do. The flight alone would have cost a lot, and then when you add the hotel and any spending money you might need, this would soon add up.
It’s different today, however. Now, thanks to budget airlines, you can find cheap flights to almost anywhere in the world. Plus, there is so much competition because so many people are traveling, you can find great deals on accommodation too. All you’ll need to think about is your spending money, and if you are budgeting correctly this shouldn’t be a problem at all. Research things to do in Reykjavik Iceland in the winter or the best restaurants to try in Madrid in April, or anything else you want to know and you will have a good idea of the cost before you go.
Less Time Off Work Required
Needing to take two or three whole weeks off work in one shot can be problematic for those who are self-employed or working on a contract basis. If they aren’t going to be paid for all that time, their financial situation can be negatively impacted just because they choose to take a long vacation.
By taking a number of shorter breaks and utilizing the weekends as much as possible, less time off work is required, and you won’t lose any money or be inconveniencing anyone in your team or business.
As great as a long summer vacation might be, it can also be rather stressful, even if we don’t like to admit it. Whether it’s the fact that so much has to be organized and put in place before you go, whether it’s because there is a bit itinerary to plan, or even whether it’s because you’re spending a lot of time with people you wouldn’t normally be with for such long stretches, stress can become a factor.
By booking shorter breaks you’ll have much less to organise and think about, and you’ll find you can enjoy your trip much more.