Backpacking and an Exciting Holiday!

By: Amelie Mag

During a busy work day, most of us dream of a holiday. You wish you could just get away from everything, don't you? The busy schedule, the unpaid bills, the cleaning up, the urgent projects at work, the grumpy boss, the annoying neighbors and their dog's incessant barking...If any of this sounds familiar, you definitely need a holiday. Actually, when was the last time you had one? Studies show that more and more people become very preoccupied by their work and career. This is a good thing. The bad thing is that many of these people give up their free time in favor of work. Many people decide not to go on holidays, even if they are entitled to one, because they think it will make them look better in the eyes of the boss. In fact it is quite the opposite. An employee who hasn't had a holiday in more than a year is less efficient and focused than one who has had vacation.

The explanation is simple: the human brain needs variation from time to time. Seeing the same people every day and doing the same things isn't likely to improve your intellectual performances. A holiday is an opportunity to relax, see new places and meet interesting people, to expand your horizons. If you feel you are on the verge of becoming a workaholic, don't hesitate. Take your partner, family or friends and go backpacking or hiking in the mountains. Some would say that they can't afford a holiday, but this is hardly an excuse. Nobody says you have to spend a fortune. There are many cheap hostels where you can stay at.

If you don't have any ideas about what you would like to visit, just go to the travel agency in your neighborhood. They certainly have many suggestions for you. Or better, if you don't have the time, use the Internet to search the best offers. You will find important information such as flight discounts, cheap hostels, and maps of the region you want to visit, the most important tourist attractions, tips for the inexperienced tourist, and so on. If you still need some advice, ask your friends, neighbors or relatives to help you. They will surely come up with some good ideas. Mountain air is good for your health, so backpacking and spending time in the nature would be an excellent idea for the vacation.

If you have been married or in a serious relationship for a long time a holiday would be good for the two of you. It will help you to rediscover one another and avoid the routine. Imagine the two of you, backpacking and going away for new adventures, like you may have done when you were teenagers. It's easy to spend a wonderful holiday. You don't need luxury and villas. Cheap hostels will do. What you need is to forget about your everyday worries and start to enjoy life again together with the person you care about.

What you most miss about your childhood is that great feeling of freedom, right? It's time to feel it again. Isn't it great not to have any responsibilities at all? You can wake up at ten, have breakfast in bed and watch TV all day long or go out for a wild night in the club. That is what holidays are for, relaxing and maybe living a little bit of your childhood again. If you can't have a vacation yet, take your family and go backpacking for the weekend. Plan a few days' trip in a place you have never visited before and spend the night at one of the charming little cheap hostels. You will feel fresh and full of energy afterwards, ready to face another busy week at work.

Backpackers
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Backpackers
 



Share this article :
Click to see more related articles