(NC) Research shows that taking a holiday offers many health benefits, including less stress, a healthier heart, better mental health and improved relationships. So, use those last vacation days or simply book a weekend away. Here are some tips on how to book the perfect micro trip:
Hit the road. Make the most of every minute of your short break by avoiding the airport and picking a spot you can drive to in a few hours. Road trips have great scenery during the colder months – enjoy the fall foliage earlier or the beautiful first dusting of snow later in the year
Plan ahead. You can extend feeling good about your vacation by taking some time to plan your activities and get excited about your trip. Plus, if you book dining reservations and attraction tickets in advance, you’ll be able to spend the limited time you have off enjoying rather than preparing and organizing the experience.
Choose a theme. A shorter stay is not the time to try to do it all, so focus on a single event or experience and make the most of it. Want culture and nightlife? Choose an urban getaway to Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver. Is nature more your thing? Check out a local national park or the breathtaking ocean views and outdoor landscapes in Atlantic Canada.
Look for special deals. Keep an eye out for dedicated promos and deals for micro-cationers and weekend vacations like special packages for short getaways. For example, Marriott Bonvoy is offering discounts on weekend stays when you book direct.