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This was the last week of school for our girls and we are so excited! There is going to be a lot of relaxing, outdoor fun and some awesome weekend getaways! We have some big trips planned for later this year, but we still want to take a few smaller vacations this summer because summer is a great time to get out and have a good time!
Even when it’s not summertime we still love to go on weekend getaways so I’ve perfected the planning of them. I’m sharing this guide with my tips for how to plan a weekend getaway.
1. Pick your date. Sit down with your calendar and plan out some time. We are aiming for at least one weekend vacation a month. If you have the flexibility to travel during the work week you can often find more availability then too, so consider a mid week “weekend” getaway!
2. Pick a location within a 4 hour drive. We’ve found that the best time to leave is in between the morning and evening rush hours. Plus a drive of more than 4 hours can become tiresome.
3. Leave early in the day so that you can get the most of your vacation and arrive at check in time. Don’t lose any of your vacation by arriving too late in the day.
4. Chose a location with something for everyone in your group. Pete and I love views and the girls love fun… and we all love food so those are our priorities for a good vacation.