It can be all too easy to get caught up in work, letting weeks and months go by before you realize you haven’t taken much time off. But it’s so important to take time off from work, and if you can take a vacation at least once a year to focus on relaxing and other parts of life, it can be incredibly rejuvenating. If your idea of a vacation is getting outside of your local area, traveling is a great way to physically and mentally put yourself into a new environment and shift into vacation mode.
Here are 5 destination ideas to get a break from work:
Dubai is an extravagant city that blends luxury and modernity. It has incredibly unique architecture and buildings such as the Dubai Rotating Tower, views of the sea, sand and city, world-class shopping, and a growing foodie scene. You can spend your time here relaxing and exploring the city, going on a desert safari, shopping, and really being as active as you’d like.
Tokyo is a city to go to for the hustle and bustle of a city, incredible food, as well as historic sites. If you like matcha, you’ll be very happy in Tokyo! Must-see sites include: Tsukiji Market, Meiji Shrine, and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
Istanbul is a beautiful and accessible city for most European citizens. The local culture has European and Asian influence, and there is always something to do here. While here, be sure to visit Dolmabahçe Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, and Bosphorus Strait. For a little extra relaxation, experience a Turkish bath or go on a Bosphorus river cruise.
Sicily is the Mediterranean’s largest island with incredible history, culture, food, sites, and landscapes. You can wander through the markets, visit Roman ruins and Greek temples, hike an active volcano, enjoy some wine with a vineyard view, and bask in the gorgeous weather by the sea. With friendly locals and a pace of life that focuses on enjoying every moment, you will go home and get back to work feeling rejuvenated after a trip to Sicily!
Aruba is known for being environmentally friendly as well as its own island paradise. Located in in the Caribbean, if you want a holiday where you can relax on white beaches, swim, and have a cocktail at sunset, this is a gorgeous destination to go to. Especially if you live somewhere where you don’t get a lot of sun, an island destination can be just what you need to switch off work mode and switch over to vacation mode.
Working hard is important, but so is taking time off and just clearing your head! Where do you plan to go on your break?
Disclosure: This article was written by a guest author.