I’ve just returned from a 10-day vacation to Italy with my husband, Greg, and I am doing my best to maintain the mindset of the siesta and la dolce vita back here in the States.
Traveling is high on my list of life priorities: not only because I love experiencing other places, cultures, and food, but also because travel gives me much-needed opportunities to disconnect and take breaks. I’m the type who doesn’t need two full days off every week, and I can definitely put in long working hours from time to time. But when I unplug, I fully unplug - like not just turn out the lights but shut down the circuit breakers unplug.
That’s not always easy to do, and I’ve had to cultivate specific habits and a certain mindset in order to take full advantage of the rest that vacation has to offer. Below are my top tips for taking full advantage of your travel as a way to recharge your batteries.