• Top 5 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Vacation

    April 6th, 2015

    5-ways-to-make-the-most-out-of-your-vacationIt’s been a cold winter and spring is just around the corner. You want to get out of the house, take a break from the office, forget about chores and go somewhere perfect to have fun and unwind.

    I don’t know about you, but spring fever is on and all that’s on my mind is fun, fun and fun. If you’re one of the lucky ones deciding to take a trip this season, lets look at the top 5 ways that you can make the most out of your vacation.

    1. Plan ahead: Now this might seem pretty obvious, but planning ahead is going to ensure you can do all the things you want to do on your trip. It also allows you to discover what your destination has to offer you beforehand. For example, if you’re taking a trip to Collingwood, you might be interested in knowing what there is to do around here. If you plan to see some of the local tourist attractions, but have no clue where there are, how much they cost, hours of operation, it might be a good idea to do some research before you arrive. Check out our earlier article covering some of the local attractions


    2. Invite family and friends: Vacations are no fun without company. In fact, the more the merrier. For your next trip think about inviting your parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents and your closest friends. Make it an event you will be talking about from the day you book to the day you return home and the years to come.


    3. Take photos and videos: Documenting your trip can bring a lot of joy after 20 years has passed and you decide to look back at the memories you recorded. Think of it as an investment into the happiness fund for when you’re older; watching that silly dance that Aunt Suzie did over karaoke or when your good buddy Mike slammed away at the steel drums. Even better is seeing loved ones back in the day before they got more grey hairs or lack thereof. So don’t be camera shy!


    4. Eat: Okay, we know you got to eat, but this is vacation man! This is no time for diets or watching your waistline. You can do that when you get home. For now, take advantage of all the different foods and social settings that you find yourself in. Order that extra lobster or cheeseburger, have another beer or soda, ask for another scoop of ice cream with your pie!


    5: Learn new things: There is history to be taught no matter where you go. Take this as an opportunity to learn at least one new thing about the location you’re visiting. If you’re off in Belize, take a chance to learn about the Mayan civilization. If you’re checking out Scotland, make this your opportunity to learn about the Highland games, or if you’re in Collingwood, learn about the history of how our little town came to be. There is no better way to learn something new than to be right where the action took place.