Something that has been buzzing in public conversation lately has been the notion of ‘self-care’ and making sure that you are maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Naturally, this is going to include some discussion on the life-work balance that you maintain and how it affects both your performance at home and work. As anyone knows, responsibility doesn’t just stop at work and even life at home can be a driver of stress.

Cooking, cleaning, and general household maintenance is just another part of our routines that can slowly wear us down and leave us in a lethargic state of mind.

A vacation, even as a weekend getaway or day-trip, is an excellent way to recharge your batteries. The issue then is – where should you go?

It may seem silly to consider selecting a place to relax as a burden or stress-inducing decision but when there are so many options and variables at work it can become mind-boggling. There isn’t necessarily a carte blanche way of determining where you should not go beyond basic security concerns.

The best way to quickly determine the overall, general safety of a country (if you’re an American citizen) is to look on the State Department website and make sure there aren’t travel restrictions and that there are no immediate or subliminal safety concerns.

Once you have done this you can of course do more independent research on the specific locations you would like to visit.

One thing to keep in mind to reduce the stress of your travels would be to make sure you have chosen your flight route and airport arrivals, departures, and layovers well. There really isn’t much worse than knowing that your physical travel to-and-from your destination is going to be hellacious.

Look ahead and make sure you have ample time between flights as well as know that you won’t get stuck in massive security or customs lines when flying into major transportation hubs.

While they offer more convenient times and certainly more flight options, these large airports can sometimes make or break your vacation spirit.

In addition, understand the transportation implications within the country.

You do not want to rely on popular apps like Uber or Lyft and find that these services have either been banned, do not exist in these locales, or simply cannot provide timely or cost-efficient service given the number of drivers or passengers.

As long as you keep these things in mind, finding a destination for yourself that will be stress-free and overall fun shouldn’t be too difficult.

There are tons of places to see around the world and you should not have to stress too much about any particular one.

Wanna read more on this? Check these out:
Scared of Flying? How to Relax and Fly Like a Pro (more);
2018 Empty Lighthouse Luxury Travel Website Awards (more);
2018 Empty Lighthouse Family and Budget Travel Website Awards (more);
Tips and Tricks on How to Plan Your Travel (more).

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