Micro-cation: a rising travel trend you will love
Planning your trips is indeed one of the most exciting parts of traveling, but it also may require lots of your attention and time to make that travel one to remember. From choosing the perfect date that suits your calendar and that of your companions, select your hotel, plan ahead the activities and attractions availability… All these are tasks you cannot overlook.
One of the trendiest ways to travel are micro-cations, an express trip that demands short planning times.
This travel style consist of weekend getaways, which, among many other advantages, offer stress-free planing and less expenses involved. Plus, you do not have to wait until your official vacation time to embark on an adventure and you can unleash your travel spirit anytime!
If you’d like to try this trend, here are some interesting tips for you.
Pick an easy-to-get destination
Some experts point out that micro-cations have increased interest in traveling to closer, more accessible destinations —either taking a direct flight or choosing to drive— as they are usually less expensive, easier and quicker to visit during a weekend.
Traveling to close, easy-to-get destinations will leave more time for you to explore.
Sometimes just packing a few things and embarking a journey without any itinerary to follow can be very exciting. Nonetheless, for a successful micro-cation you really want to take the time to plan every aspect of your getaway. Book your tours and activities in advance, print in advance or save tickets and boarding passes on your electronic wallet. This will save you precious time and will end up being a trouble-free trip.
Keep your itinerary simple
We know you’d love to see all the wonders hidden in your picked destination, however, we recommend planning only a few activities for each day. Don’t overload your itinerary or else you will be exhausted. Keep your main objectives in mind: enjoy, relax and keep it easy.
Pack only the essentials
For a weekend getaway, you don’t need a huge bag, expert globetrotters suggest a carry-on luggage especially if you are traveling by plane. Avoid the long lines to check or pick your suitcases at the airport, or any kind of discomforts of heavy luggage —you don’t want to carry it around while you explore your destination.
Look for an accessible accommodation
Booking a place that is centrally located can make the most out of your time: you are closer to the attractions you aim to visit and this simple trick will make your trip more comfortable. Lodging near main interest spots is usually more expensive, yet we recommend you give it a try as you will be able to move around easily, cheaper and find better options for entertainment, bars, restaurants, and other local favorites.
Are you in for a micro-cation? Hope you find these recommendations useful when planning a short, well-deserved trip. By the way, which will be your next escapade destination? We’d love to hear from you.