One trip wonder or mini-breaker?

With our busy-bee lifestyles often demanding so much of our energy, it becomes almost essential to take a little breather every once in a while. Depending on your budget and interests, you can decide how long your next holiday will be. 

One trip rewards

One big holiday, either mid-year or year-end, is a great way to completely disconnect from work and other responsibilities for an extended period.” says Shaun Lamont, Managing Director of First Group Hotels and Resorts. “It allows you to fully relax and immerse yourself in your new environment, offering the opportunity to maximise sights and activities.”

You could be a one trip wonder or a mini-breaker. Let’s break it down.

As we’ve mentioned, which type of holiday-maker you are depends on your specific circumstances as well preference. If you enjoy taking one big trip a year, say… for two weeks, you likely have the budget in place to enjoy a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of life. The idea of a two week vacation is rather attractive and has the opportunity to leave you with a feeling of renewed perspective. However, you may benefit more from taking shorter trips more frequently.

Mini-breaker benefits

According to Lamont, multiple mini breaks are the most popular amongst their guests at First Group and here’s why: 

A little mini-break over the weekend to unwind can provide long term gains. Most obviously would be that a three-day trip will cost much less than a two-week getaway. Taking a shorter break means you have the chance to explore a number of different places taking in a variety of experiences throughout the year. You’ll certainly have more to write about. 

An added advantage to shorter trips is the off-season periods are typically less busy and so are budget friendly. It’s also much less of a task to plan a trip which will likely be only a few hours away from your permanent location. You get to experience the best in local travel for everyone to enjoy. A sneaky pro with this type of travel wisdom is that you can have different themes for the travel experience. For example, a romantic bae-cation, a fun girls trip or a lovely family weekend away – all in the same year. See the difference?

Overall multiple mini trips in the year have the most positive impact on your health, wealth and wellbeing. You also get to have more experiences and more memories to share for years to come.

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