It can happen to the most seasoned of travelers. They begin to tire of living out of a suitcase or only being in a make shift “home” for a few nights. Travel burn out is bound to occur at some point or another in the traveler’s existence. While you might just need some time at home to refresh and recharge, many travelers must look inward and examine how they have been traveling. I have been guilty of traveling too quickly, missing things in cities and towns I found out later that I missed, and burning the travel candle at both ends. And as we all could use a reminder to slow down our travels, here are a few ways I slow down my travels when burnout creeps in to the picture.
Research places you have always wanted to travel: Lately I have been making little trips here and there, ones that I am not extremely passionate about. I want to get out of the house and see something new, but sometimes something new needs to be a place we have a passion to see. I will be heading to Greece in just over a month, a place I have always wanted to travel. As can be the case with travel burnout or traveling too quickly, I am carefully researching this trip so that I don’t miss a thing. Sometimes when we are traveling too much, we forget to spend time researching. In order to get back in the swing of travel things, you need to plan those trips that you say you always will, rather than filling the calendar with trips you never really wanted to take.
Take time for travel: It might sound pretty straightforward, but in order to slow down travels, time must be given to travel. So often we travel with our laptops, our smartphones and our tablets. We work on the road far too much, opening the window for stress to creep in to the scene. Two weekends ago, I went off on a weekend away to the mountains. I packed my computer but I never turned it on. It was liberating and both comforting to travel without all of the noise of social media and work emails. In order to slow down travels, we must set aside time to do just that, travel. Rather than planning a marathon trip where you will be stressed with fitting it all in, space out your schedules. Spend more time traveling rather than working or stressing about seeing it all.
Rent an apartment somewhere for a few weeks: When I lived in Florence for a summer, I rented in an apartment so that I could slow down my travels. I didn’t want to be rushed out of hotels due to early check out times or confined to a set time frame of two weeks. By renting an apartment in a set spot, you can truly get to know it as your home for a time. Also, having a home base can lend the traveler tired of living out of a suitcase a place to hang up their life in a set space for a little while.
Enjoy long meals: If you are traveling too much, you probably aren’t spending enough time at the dinner table. When our travels become jam packed, it can be about the faster meal and not always the best one. Especially if you are in a country that appreciates the long meal, you should embrace it once in awhile to slow down travel and eating for that matter. It is quite compelling how a long dinner can set the traveling soul right again.
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