Travel is one of those things that everyone wants to do these days. When we meet someone who has been on the road for what seems like years, many of us are in awe and wonder just how they’re able to do it, or what possessed them to continue so long. Was it the adventure? The stress free lifestyle or something else? Maybe it’s a combination of everything, but one thing is for certain – travelling can really be exhausting. Many consider it a holiday when really it isn’t. Between navigating hectic local markets, long bus journeys and more, it can be too much sometimes. Here are some tips for downtime while on an adventurous holiday.
Find Your ‘Spot’
Finding your ‘spot’ in a town or city is a great way to have a place to retreat to when life gets too hectic for you during your trip. Your spot can be a place down on the riverbank, only frequented by fishermen bringing in their catch or it can be a seriously chilled out restaurant, cafe or bar where they don’t mind if you kick back, relax and just take a load off for a couple of hours over a juice or light meal. You might find the perfect place with incredible views and great coffee that you seem to come back to time and again – that’s probably a great place to just chill out for hours on end.
Watch Some Home Faves
Wanting to catch up on those favourite TV shows back home but you can’t download them as they’re shown on specialist channels such as BBC or Channel 4? Use a VPN to catch them live, on catch up or on the likes of 4OD. VPNs are great as they will make the websites think your laptop is in the UK so the websites won’t be blocked. Ideal for those who want to be able to watch a bit of home TV and not have to binge watch numerous episodes on their return.
Beers (Or Tea) In The Garden Or Guesthouse
Kicking back with a tea or beer in the garden of your own guesthouse is a great way to really chill out and relax without needing to do much of anything except go outside or downstairs. Guesthouse gardens and lobby areas are ideal places for meeting other travellers of all ages and can be the perfect way to get some decent food without needing to venture far. Not only that, but they’re the perfect place to just hang out after a long day of exploring the area.
At the end of the day, just chilling out with some Facebook, a cold drink and some of your favourite music can be the best way to relax after an adventure packed day. You can even update a blog, chat with an old friend or just browse the internet reading news from back home or around the world. However you usually chill, this is the perfect way to take a load off.
With so many great ways to relax after a full day of adventure and thrill seeking on your holiday or travels, the only question left is “how will you spend your free time”? How do you relax when you’re on holiday? We’d love to hear from you!