Adulting: Ideas for a kid-less getaway
ADULTING is an extreme sport, much more so if you are juggling luggage and hanging on to your children all the while trying to get to the airport on time.
And while a family holiday is a great way to spend some much-needed quality time together, a holiday from parenthood can be just as rewarding.
Experts are urging mothers to jump on the #momcation trend, to give themselves a break from domestic and family responsibilities, such as having to chase children around the house or balancing a career and chores at home day in and day out.
But sometimes, both burnt-out daddies and mommies need to just drop everything and hop on the next flight out together to refresh and reconnect with each other.
After all, it is vital for a parent’s physical and mental wellbeing to take time out from daddy and mommy duties.
If it is fear or guilt that is stopping you from leaving your children behind, start small. Book a relaxing day spa for him and her so you can have half a day to yourself. Then, once you are confident enough to get away for longer, treat yourself to luxurious one-night staycation not too far away from home.
Eventually, you will be able to advance to being away for a few nights.
To get you started, here are a couple of neat ideas for a kid-less getaway:
Get a dose of adrenaline
Nothing says adventure more than jetting off for an activity that will get your adrenaline pumping. Whether you and your better half are adventure addicts or attempting it for the first time, an adrenaline-inducing activity or trip could be good for your soul.
Perhaps try snaking your way through China’s Yangtze River, one of the most majestic rivers in the world, on a whitewater rafting journey or jump through fluffy white clouds in the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai, one of the premier skydiving locations in the world.
Alternatively, if a PADI scuba diving certification has always been on your life’s to-do list, Indonesia’s pristine Gili Trawangan island is where you would want to be.
Let music feed your soul
Planning a trip around a festival or a concert of your choice is truly the gift that just keeps giving. This is because you will get to check at least two things off your travel to-do list at once.
Not only will you score a fulfilling time away from the kids as you explore a new destination with your better half, but you are also guaranteed to have the time of your life as you jam along to your favorite artiste at a festival or a concert.
So let your hair down, put on your dancing shoes, and let loose.
Rejuvenate your body
What better way to recover, rejuvenate, and refresh than heading off to a paradise destination where you can disconnect and enjoy a full-on couple’s spa vacation or wellness retreat?
Tourism facilities providers such as Asian Overland offer special tour packages for couples (including honeymooners) who want to enjoy holistic indulgences such as couple’s spa, natural spring bath, and traditional massage therapy in beautiful, exotic locations.
Who says you cannot relive what it is like to be on your honeymoon after a couple of years into your marriage?