Micro-cation: a rising travel trend you will love
Planning your trips is maybe the most complicated and tedious parts of the traveling process, find the perfect date and destination to make your next journey is one of the decisions that may impede your vacations, whether because the agendas of you and your companions don’t match or because your holidays are not enough for that week-trip you long waited for.
To avoid these annoying situation we highly recommend trying micro-cations, a popular rising trend between young travelers that is here to stay because it represents a new way to take a quick vacation instead of long-planned trips.
According to this type of travel, weekend getaways are less expensive and stressful, require a much simpler preparation, and there is no need to wait until your vacation period to make a trip. If you’re one of those persons who have an adventurous spirit and loves to be traveling you will love micro-cation because it allows you to take trips and discover new places constantly.
If you liked this trend and you intend to be a first-timer on this travel style, 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 national destinations over international because it’s less expensive, easier and faster to visit these places during a weekend.
You could consider as your destination a place close to your home or a hub city with many available transportation options; we also recommend you to start your trip as soon as possible, directly after work or school so you can spend more time at your destination.
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 to your electronic wallet your boarding passes and entrance tickets to the events you booked. 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.