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Start Planning: Your Future Self Will Thank You Later

So you're ready to take a break and get away, but now may not be the perfect time? We get it. All that means is it’s the perfect time to start thinking about where you're going to visit next!

We know escaping isn’t always easy, particularly due to work-related responsibilities. According to the American Institute of Stress, over 40% of workers reported that their job was extremely stressful and half of millennials surveyed by Sleep Judge said they feel pressured not to take too many vacation days. Not exactly good news for your travel dreams. However, this mindset brings one seriously negative consequence: big time burnout. That’s why the President of the American Institute of Stress advises taking at least four vacations a year, even if they’re only short weekend getaways.

So, if you can’t jet off to Europe for two weeks, taking a tiny break can still be a game-changer. That’s because travel is the ultimate stress reliever and guess what? Planning is actually the best part. In fact, psychological research has shown that peak happiness actually occurs during the planning stages, because this invokes a feeling of “anticipatory happiness.”

So, are you ready to boost your mood, up your confidence and feel a bit happier again? Then it’s time to actually start planning that well-deserved trip.

Sounds good, but don’t know where to start? Planning a Social Getaway with WeekendsFrom can be an exciting journey in itself. So, maybe you’ve seen one of our ads and that’s inspired you. The next step is to explore our itineraries online, find the perfect one for you, and start planning! But don’t worry. We’ll leave all the fun parts of planning to you, while we tackle all the stressful stuff. You’ll get the freedom to book your flights, explore experiences in your chosen location and start dreaming about your upcoming adventure. We’ll take care of accommodations, schedules, transportation, and provide an expert guide to make sure you explore all the highlights and hidden treasures you can’t miss.

One of the most important parts of “anticipatory happiness” is looking forward to the unknowns. With us, you can be sure you’re going to meet new members of your very own travel community, but it can be extremely exciting to start picturing who they’ll be. Maybe you’ll really connect with your travel guide, or your roomie will become your new best friend. The possibilities are endless. With us, you also know you’re sure to make amazing memories, but it’s up to you to create the ideal adventure, just the way you picture it. Thinking about what you’re going to pack, where you’re going to eat, and what you’re going to do makes the planning stages even more fun.

Other tips on how to amp up this “anticipatory happiness?” Experts say you should talk to your friends about your upcoming trip and get excited by sharing info. That’s why we make it easy to share trip details with friends and will even send you updates via email as your trip approaches. You’ll also be able to explore our social pages to see amazing pics from travelers just like you and start to get a sense of the awesome sights you’ll see on your journey.

Don’t forget to explore the exciting options available in each location, including the specially curated experiences we provide, as well as add-ons you can use to make the trip your very own. So, you can start imagining the perfect vacay, whether you’re excited to taste tacos in Baja California, Mexico, are eager to explore San Francisco on a city tour, or are ready to hop on a hot air balloon in Arizona.

So, go ahead. Get excited about traveling again and be sure to enjoy creating the perfect trip along the way. No matter where you go or what you do, we anticipate that it will be a great time.

Maybe planning a weekend away with us is just what you need.

Happy travels!

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