I stumbled upon a woman on Instagram who had recently dropped her youngest off at college and was now packing for a weekend getaway with her hubby. I thought, “You go, Girl!” I mean really, isn’t this the perfect time? The kids are on their own, living their own lives. This is your time. Why not head off with your main man? Or make it a ladies weekend. It’s all good. It can be something wild and exotic or really low key, it doesn’t matter. Getting away for a weekend is bound to make you shine.
Besides, who doesn’t love a road trip? Just get in the car, point it in a reasonable direction and start driving. That’s part of the fun of a weekender – no planning necessary, or very little. Somewhere along the way there’s bound to be a fabulous country inn or a quaint B&B. Or even a Holiday Inn. For a night or two, who cares? Just go with it. Expand your horizons.
Experiencing something or someplace new can recharge your batteries. By stepping out of the ordinary you are exposing yourself to fresh experiences. Unplug. Turn off the cell phone. Open yourself up to the possibilities. Maybe you’ll discover something you had no idea you loved.
Think about this, too. A weekend away with your sweetie can be an amazing time to reconnect. No distractions. Everyone’s more relaxed when you get out of the day-to-day grind. A weekend away is a perfect time to share these lovely new experiences together. A couple of days exploring small towns or a big city, antiquing, art galleries, fine dining or fabulous diners, just you and your main squeeze, or curled up in front of a fire reading, what could be better?
One of my guilty pleasures is climbing into a gorgeous, huge, high, hotel bed, with a mountain of pillows, cool, fresh sheets and a luxurious duvet. If there’s a chocolate on the pillow, that’s lovely. But the best is that not a single, fluff, fold, crease, snap, pat, smooth or plump was done by me. Heaven.
Where will you go next weekend? What’s your favourite weekend getaway? Share your stories in the comments below. We want to hear. Enjoy!