Easy Getaway Ideas: It’s Time For Mommy To Take A Trip

November 3, 2015  |  

Do you ever feel like there is just too much going on and you’d give anything for a little break? Are bathroom visits starting to feel like mini vacations? Does the idea of a spa visit make you grin from ear to ear? If your answer to all of these questions is yes, you are way overdue for a mommy getaway.  It’s time to call your homegirls (or not) and start planning.

Mommy getaways are necessary because when moms become overwhelmed, tired, and stressed, no one wins.  Not only does it begin to hurt mom, both physically and emotionally, but it starts to damage the kids too.  When moms take the time to have fun, release stress and unwind, they come back to their families feeling happy, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world (even though that’s what got them so tired in the first place).

Planning a getaway can be a pricey endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be.  Here are a few getaway ideas at a number of price points. Look at your calendar, call your friends if you’d like some company, make sure the kids will be taken care of, and pack your bags.

Here are some suggestions on what to pack:

A Sweatsuit

Fact: airplanes are cold, no matter how warm the climate of your destination. A matching sweatsuit keeps you comofortable and looking sleek through possibel delays and plane changes and yes, it’ll keep you warm on your flight. Wear a cute tank top underneath so you can show a little something cute when you get to warmer temps. Try this one from Spice Boutique, $60.

Carry-On Luggage

Keep calm and carry-on luggage is the motto. Pack light, and never check your bags, so you can have an easier time getting to your hotel…and the fun. We’re loving Rockland Luggage.

It’s time for you to getaway. Try one of these easy getaway ideas.

Enjoy the spa. Sure, a mani and pedi over the weekend is cool, but it’s about time you splurged on a spa experience. Miraval Resorts is said to be one of the best spas in Arizona, and they offer a girls getaway package that offers everything you need to feel better than new before you head back home. If taking a trip to Arizona is too much, many hotels in your area may have great spas, so you can always book a room and spend your days with hot stones on your back.

Have a hotel slumber party.  This can be as pricey or as affordable as you’d like. It all depends on the hotel you book and how many friends join you for the getaway. If you can, splurge a little, order room service, and pop a bottle of champagne. If you are able to leave town that’s great, but a hotel slumber party is the perfect local getaway.  You can be just 30 minutes from home but still feel like you are hundreds of miles away.  Visit sites like Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline to find the best deals.

Take a hike. Use your getaway as a chance to try something new and exciting.  Plan a hiking or biking trip, or maybe you can even go skiing. It just might give you the peace of mind you are seeking. If you’ve ever thought about visiting Vermont, check out Inn to Inn for help planning the adventure you are looking for. Change is good.

Let the sun shine. If you’ve been dealing with snowstorms and the Polar Vortex, you are probably in desperate need of some sunshine (I know I am).  Consider looking for a deal to the Caribbean or maybe even a short cruise. The Bahamas is a great weekend getaway and can offer the warmth, relaxation and fun you are looking for.

Rediscover yourself. As much as your may love your girlfriends, maybe you just want and need a weekend all to yourself.  Maybe you want to go on a weekend yoga retreat, or maybe there is a conference you want to attend that is connected to your passion.  A weekend alone can offer new experiences and a chance to engage in some of your favorite activities (like reading a book without falling asleep).  Enjoy.

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