It is a big weekend. After your son graduating from college in last November, you are now celebrating the high school graduation of your twin daughter. In fact, as soon as you finish hosting the twins’ graduation party you are somewhat done with this stage of parenting. It will be a few more weeks until they leave for college, but you and your wife are already making plans. Some travel, some rest, and lots more time to yourself.
You each have a list of the destinations that you want to visit, but for the most part you are happy to travel anywhere that does not involve any of the kids’ activities. You have suggested some luxury resorts in upstate NY as a great solution, but your wife wants to take her time and consider the options. You keep explaining to her that everything is an option now that you are on your own schedule. In fact, you think that the luxury resorts in upstate NY are a great option. A place where you can plan the other locations where you will travel. While you are making your other plans you can enjoy the local food and eating outside in some of the best restaurants in the area.
Weekend trips and weekend vacations are especially fun when the you are entering a new phase of your life. From the last child in your house graduating from high school to the celebration of a small wedding for your oldest son, travel plans are the perfect way to celebrate.
If you find yourself in the middle of making travel plans, you might want to consider selecting a place that will you an opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, or reconnect with your spouse. Consider some of these statistics about the most relaxing travel options:
- 42% of travelers feel more romantic on vacation.
- 24% of Millennials planned to go on a romantic getaway in 2016, according to an AARP survey.
- 59% of people prefer a relaxing vacation to a more active one, according to an international survey.
- 79% of domestic trips taken are for leisure purposes.
- 1.7 billion trips for leisure purposes were taken by Americans in the year 2015.