International Travel: How to Create a Relaxing Itinerary


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Have you ever come back from a vacation and needed a vacation to recover? International travel does not have to be so exhausting. Here are some tips on how to create a relaxing itinerary the next time you go on an overseas trip.



Book an All-Inclusive Vacation

Part of what makes travel particularly exhausting is moving from one location to another. Even if you spend your entire vacation in one city, getting from site to site may cause you to take a bus, subway, taxi, Uber, horse-drawn carriage, streetcar, or gondola. Figuring out those methods of transportation in another country can be particularly tricky, especially if there is a language barrier.

Think about how amazing it would be if each of your destinations were just a stroll away from your suite. Imagine how relaxed you would feel after spending a week without maneuvering through any traffic.

So instead of booking a week in Rome and running from one end of the city to another, why not look into all-inclusive vacations in Antigua? Why not check out the resorts in Barbados? How about sampling the jerk chicken in Jamaica? You will still get a stamp in your passport, but you won’t feel exhausted at the end of your trip.



Pick and Choose Your Stops

If you don’t want to be exhausted by the end of your trip, deliberately plan your itinerary. Instead of seeing every site that Trip Advisor suggests, pick your top two or three per day. Don’t go to the world-renowned art museum if art isn’t your thing. If you don’t like to shop, who cares if you visit a city’s open-air market?

If you want to have a relaxing trip, you need to get over the Fear of Missing Out. Enjoy your experiences and don’t worry about the things you missed.




Schedule Days to Sleep In

If you know that the previous night’s activity will keep you out late, don’t plan another item until the afternoon of the next day. Setting alarms while you’re on vacation is distressing. You don’t want to have dark circles underneath your eyes in all your photos, do you?



Plan Free Days

Just because you don’t schedule things on every day of your trip doesn’t mean that you won’t experience something great. In fact, sometimes wandering through a city is the best way to see it. You may uncover a fantastic chocolatier hidden away in an alley. You may walk into a flash mob in a local marketplace. Perhaps the little tucked-away bookstore will offer just the right distraction for a rainy afternoon.




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