How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Vacation When You Are Home Alone
Whether you’re away from your hometown, live too far to travel and spend the holidays with your family, or they are the ones with extensive travel plans, you can abandon the idea of sorrow and loneliness and do your best to make the holiday season fun!
With some imagination, organization, and planning, you can have a blast during your long-awaited vacation time and recharge your batteries despite being away from family. In fact, that might turn out to be a perk in your plan to spend some quality you-time without any pressure or haste.
A spa getaway
A single day spent at a lush spa is more than enough to feel like a full fortnight of lounging on an exotic beach. That said, what are you waiting for? I bet there is a slew of nearby fitness centers, natural getaways and a half-an-hour-drive outside of town spa center perfect for a full day of pampering. Lengthy massages, facial treatments, a special hairstyle to try out, a sauna and a mani-pedi combo to refresh your look.
You can go all out and have a professional stylist do your makeup, as well, and perhaps start or finish your day with a shopping spree for your favorite meal, a pair of new shoes you must need, and a new dress to show off your figure! Heck, you can make a full weekend out of it and arrange a sleep-over in one of those fancy cottages in nature with full spa services.
Bonding with your besties
Friendships are often the first to suffer when you embark on a professional journey or spend most of your free time with your family. If your best friends are also family-free and spending their holidays with no strings attached, you can set up at least an evening of some good old girl fun, such as a movie marathon, a special dinner with all of your favorite dishes and dancing the night away to your favorite tunes.
You can all go out together to check out a new club, organize a road trip for a day or two, or even test that new brunch place you’ve been meaning to visit for a while. Now that you finally have some free time on your hands, this is a perfect opportunity to catch up and enjoy some carefree time with your besties.
Learn some neat cocktail tricks
You might not be that crazy about spending time in the kitchen, or you’re not too eager when it comes to trying out new recipes on your own, but concocting a cool beverage in a matter of moments has become quite a trend lately!
Think outside the box and learn from the best experts of mixology in NYC how to mix and match your favorite cocktails with tasty snacks, canapes, and desserts. Make an evening out of it. Once again, sharing the skills with your besties is a great chance to bond and have fun, and no one will mind if you get a bit tipsy trying out a new blend of tequila and citrusy fruit juices with some delicious bites of cheese, olives or salsa dips with tortilla chips.
Pay it forward
This is an excellent time to give back to your community and spend some time to help those in need any way you can. Whether it means to work in a canteen for the homeless, help build a shelter, adopt a puppy or volunteer to read in a children’s hospital, even a single act of kindness can make your holiday memorable.
Extend your skills and knowledge by helping a local student organization, hold a lecture, or simply help a friend in need – perhaps just a one-on-one conversation with someone who is hurting is more than enough to bring a smile to their face and help them find joy in life. Finally, nothing can be so rewarding as giving back and helping your loved ones in times of hardship – kindness, love, and gratitude are precisely what holidays are for, even when your family is away!ARTICLE BY OLIVIA JONES