Holiday Aftermath: Let's Travel
Once the holidays have finally passed, the tinsel has been cleaned up (and the cookies eaten), I always feel a sense of relief. That’s not to say that I dislike the Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s holidays – I truly do love all the quality time spent with family and friends without distractions from work.
The stretch of time from Thanksgiving until the clock strikes midnight on
December 31st can often leave me feeling like I’ve given my all. I think anyone who has played the role of host during the holidays knows that the hectic-ness of it all can take a toll. From curating the perfect party to entertaining family – although for a good cause – the effort of it can leave one feeling drained, and with a mountain of dirty dishes to tend to. For this, we deserve a little R&R. That's why I always schedule myself a well-deserved massage.
Then, I think about traveling! While a lot of people travel during the holidays, it’s just never as relaxing, in my opinion. The crowds and traffic alone are enough to keep me far away from that airport. PLUS, I find great joy in watching airfares plummet, and knowing that airports and my favorite travel destinations will be free from major tourist crowds once again!
It’s the best time to plan trips for the months ahead - especially summer. I actually just planned our family summer trip to AFRICA - a lifelong dream of mine!
Did you travel over the holidays? Where’d you go?
If you didn’t, where are you planning on going this year?