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Many people don’t think of their getaways as something to enjoy, whether it’s due to travel-related stress or expenses. But here’s the thing: Travel can be a lot of fun if you know how to make the most of it. Here are some practical tips for staying energized, relaxed, and healthy on your next trip!

1. Plan for an Inexpensive Trip

What’s more fun than traveling to another city, state, or country without it harming your budget?  Consider these pointers if you’re looking to travel on the cheap:

2. Travel Smart with Discounts

As you plan your trip, look for discounts and deals on hotel stays, airfare, and car rentals. If you are flying to your destination, book your flights when it’s most affordable. According to Thrifty Traveler, “early morning, midday, or late-night flights can often be the cheapest time to fly.”


3. Combine Business with Pleasure

If you’re able to coordinate it, choose the time you have a business trip scheduled with time you can have for yourself. You can deduct the total cost of your transportation to and from your destination, as well as the cost of your hotel stay. If you’re driving, keep track of your mileage and gas receipts. If you’re flying, save your boarding passes and flight itineraries. Also, you can deduct half of the cost of meals and entertainment while on your trip. This includes business lunches or dinners, as well as tickets to shows or events. Be sure to keep all of your receipts!

4. Document Your Adventures

One of the best ways to make your trips more fun is to document your adventures. Take photos and videos of everything you do, whether it’s exploring the city or taking in a spectacular view. And when you get home, combine them into a PDF when you get home.

You can also add images or other graphics to the PDF by adding pages. It’s easy to learn how to do this with online tools in just eight quick steps. Then, by adding pages to your PDF, you can expand the document’s contents. Creating rich PDFs will allow you to look back on your trip and relive all the fun you had. You can even post the PDF on your website and social media accounts to share with others!

5. Get Your Sleep

You must get enough rest and sleep. It can be tempting to stay up all night exploring your new surroundings, but you won’t enjoy your trip if you’re exhausted. Johns Hopkins Medicine explains how to get a good night’s sleep so you can be well-rested for your activities during the day. Plus, you won’t feel utterly useless by the time you get home!

6. Move Every Day

You’ll also want to take advantage of any opportunity to exercise. When you travel, chances are you’re not going to have as much time for working out as you do at home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to stay active. Take a walk or run in the morning before exploring your destination, or hit the hotel gym if they have one.

7. Don't Slack on Eating Healthy

Try to eat healthily and explore new foods while traveling. Just because you’re on a getaway doesn’t mean you have to eat unhealthy fast food all the time. Novant Health suggests making an effort to eat healthy, nutritious meals and snacks, and seize opportunities to try new cuisines at restaurants.

8. Make Time for Relaxation

Finally, scheduling downtime is one of the most effective ways to set yourself up for a healthy and fun trip. Now’s the time to enjoy some leisure activities! Schedule an hour or two each day to explore your destination, catch up on sightseeing, or simply relax.


Trips don’t have to be stressful or expensive — they can be a lot of fun if you let them be. By planning your trips, documenting your experiences, and following the other tips above, you can make the most of your travels and have a great time. And remember to explore your destination, meet new people, and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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