Need to Reset? Consider a Self-Care Trip to One of These Destinations
Self-care means replenishing yourself mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Unfortunately, many people fail to take time to care for themselves due to their hectic schedules. Traveling FAQ invites you to treat yourself to a self-care trip to reset your year at one of the destinations below. Just remember to wrap things up at work and lock down your home, as you don’t want lingering tasks to interfere with your downtime.
Clearwater, Florida, is home to white sandy beaches and vividly blue water. The year-round warm weather is perfect if you want to escape the cold, short days of winter farther north. Explore local eateries, shopping, and ample opportunities for relaxation. In the mood for authentic Greek cuisine? The Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks are a short drive away and home to some of the best Greek restaurants in Florida.
If you plan a move to Clearwater, you have multiple districts to choose from. You can be on the water or downtown. No matter which district you choose, you’re a short drive from numerous other Florida destinations. You can be in Tampa, Orlando, or Daytona Beach in a few hours.
While known for its exquisite cuisine and vibrant art scene (think first of the Louvre, but don’t forget the countless street artists), Paris offers travelers an experience of a lifetime. Iconic historical architecture like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame cathedral is scattered throughout the city, making for a mesmerizing educational adventure. Visitors wait for a sunny day to take in Sainte-Chapelle, the city’s oldest (1242-1248 A.D.) and finest stained glass display. Les Catacombes is a rather spooky tour of actual subterranean tunnels containing exhumed bones of corpses dating back to 1785.
Of course, the countless shops and boutiques make shopping for the finest apparel and accessories a must-do. And don’t discount the number of parks that are in and just outside of the city, offering plenty for the family to do as a whole without breaking the bank.
Rome (“The Emerald City”) is built on the back of history, and the sheer endurance of its architecture and infrastructure is nothing short of amazing. The scale of attractions is wide and varied, from The Colosseum (a 2,000-year-old structure that once held up to 50,000 spectators) and Trevi Fountain to the countless works of art set in stone and marble, which makes even a week-long stay seem shortsighted. World-class piazzas and bustling piazzas set the scene for the casual traveler, and the cooking of authentic Italian dishes in the air makes it difficult to choose that day’s menu and venue.
Of course, you’ll want to be immersed in a Vatican tour or a visit to the Roman Forum. Never to be left out, taking in Michelangelo’s incredible murals in the Sistine Chapel must be on the agenda. Yet another must-see is St. Peter’s Basilica, Italy’s oldest and most predominant church. Known for its eye-stopping Renaissance architecture and super-high dome, it’s also where St. Peter of the early church is buried. It took 100 years to build and was consecrated in 1626.
Thanks to the area’s low cost of living, Houston makes for a perfect getaway for people on a limited budget. And while this diverse city has a number of different attractions and activities, Houston’s diverse dining scene means it’s the perfect destination for the foodie looking for a top-notch self-care getaway. The city is home to over 10,000 different restaurants that, according to The Culture Trip, represent more than 70 countries. Houston is also a great place for fans of Tex-Mex food!
Of course, Houston has other points of interest as well. If you’re an Astros fan, for example, you can indulge in a tasty meal before heading to a game. What’s more, you can pick up affordable tickets online that won’t harm your vacation budget.
A visit to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a trip back in time. Lancaster is best known as the home of one of the largest Amish communities in the United States. You can spend several days exploring historical and cultural sites. Plus, get a chance to experience an authentic laid-back lifestyle at one of the many Amish-run bed and breakfasts, complete with plenty of traditional foods.
Lancaster is ranked as the 17th safest city to live in in the United States, making it the perfect spot to raise children. The town also features an excellent health care system, numerous attractions, and affordable living.
Choose a Self-Care Trip for a Reset
It’s never too late to find new opportunities for self-care. Prioritize yourself and your needs by treating yourself to a self-care vacation in one of the destinations above.
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Last update: June 2022
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