3 Reasons to Love Weekend Getaways

February 16, 2017

Travel is one of the most enriching things that you can do, but it can sometimes take its toll from a financial perspective especially when it comes to booking flights, hotel stays, and everything else that goes along with going on holiday. There are ways however, that you can still travel without breaking the bank and enjoy weekend getaways.

If you live in the UK for example, you can become a bit of a tourist in your own country and pick some places, towns, or villages that you have never been to. Instead of flying or taking a train, you can rely on something entirely different, Rideshareapps. Whatever your preferred mode of transport, one thing is for sure, getting away for travel breaks with the girls or alone is something that you should try to do as often as humanly possible.


When it comes to weekend getaway and excursions being able to explore a new part of the country or even to visit a neighbouring land is a great way to feed your wanderlust without spending more money than you care to part with. You can learn about local folklore, see the sights, and of course sample the amazing food and drink in the destination that you choose for you weekend getaways. Seeking out historical sights, learning about those that lived in the area prior and what their lives were like make any trip super interesting. While getting away to relax is often needed, getting away to learn and explore is even better.

(Photo Credit: Lucy Loves)

Take a trip with The Girls

When choosing to travel with your closest girlfriends you should consider making your weekend getaways more like a  2-3 day trip. Depending on who you travel with, the experiences will always be different, the stories will as well, but the bonding time is something that is always good for the soul. Having the time to get away with your closest friends and family members make weekend getaways something that you can look forward to. Taking road trips with your friends makes getting to the destination just as fun and exciting as the destination itself.

Alone Time

Everyone needs some alone time every now and then. Alone time is good for the heart and soul as it allows you to get back to center and focus in on what’s important-you! There is something about travelling solo that is liberating and exciting. I’m hoping to go on a couple of solo trips this year. You can really be anyone you want to be and go anywhere your heart desires. It can serve as an escape, a much needed mental and emotional break from the everyday stresses and hassles of work and what we call “real life”. It can be anything you want it to be.

What do you love about weekend getaways? Do you have any planned?

29 comments so far.

29 responses to “3 Reasons to Love Weekend Getaways”

  1. I love weekends away! Especially by myself, I don’t need to worry about what other people want to do which is so important if time is limited

  2. I love weekends away, and weeks away! I have a trip to Lake Como planned and a big holiday to New York and Boston for my husband’s birthday. Rideshare sounds an interesting concept

  3. Hollie B says:

    I love weekend breaks. Paris was on of my favourites. Now I have a baby I’m not sure when our next one will be! lol x

  4. I adore going on weekends away. It can really provide a bit of relief during busy working periods and a much needed chance for me to switch off xxx

  5. We love weekend breaks away too especially somewhere with culture and folklore!

  6. I love weekends away, it’s just so invigorating to do something different and be somewhere else.

  7. Jessie says:

    I love weekends away and am hoping to do many more this year! I think my favourite thing is just exploring new places and getting a flavour for new cultures. It’s great to escape even for a short time. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  8. rachel says:

    I love weekends away, well I prefer the long weekends somewhere warm and sunny, it is just enough time to chill out and relax x

  9. I love to go on solo trips there is something about going on holiday alone. That being said I would love to go on a girls getaway soon x

  10. Jemma says:

    Absolutely love weekends away, there’s so much enjoyment in exploring new places and relaxing too 🙂

  11. I love weekend get aways. We don’t go anywhere other than the UK as we take the dog too but that doesn’t matter x

  12. I love weekends away and done more of them across the UK than trips abroad! All my friends live in different cities in Scotland, so will be going for a wedding in August and hope to visit a few times before then 🙂 x

  13. Annie B says:

    All about these zippy quick weekends away. I vowed this year I am going to do more of them.

  14. I love weekend getaways as you can see so much either without taking time off work or with very little time off work. I’ve done a few on my own and some with friends too. This year I have Paris (twice) and Belfast booked for long weekends but Prague, Dubrovnik and Cologne are also on my list x

  15. Sophie says:

    Me and my best gals always try and have a weekend city break every year and they are alway soooo much fun! x
    Sophie Cliff

  16. stephanie says:

    I love a weekend getaway with the girls. We try to do at least one a year x

  17. Eloise says:

    Ah I’m too much of a nervous nelly to travel solo. I do love a weekend getaway though! xx

  18. i love a good weekend getaway! always makes me feel better and i think you benefit mentally from several short holiday as opposed to one long one!

  19. I’m desperate for a weekend away and cannot wait for london at easter! nice to break from the routine

  20. Jenn says:

    I love going on weekend trips but it’s always sad when the weekend ends!!

  21. Claire says:

    I haven’t had a weekend getaway in a while now, I so need to remedy that!

  22. Agata says:

    Currently we don’t have any planned but we hope to put some on the schedule come summer time.

  23. Penelope says:

    We love weekends away, wherever we go it’s lovely to have some quality time

  24. I would love a weekend away especially with the girls. I think I might need to arrange one for my upcoming birthday.

  25. I haven’t been able to have a lovely getaway since my little girl has been born. She takes up all of our time. The only getaway we have is a holiday and holidays sent as relaxing when you have children

  26. I adore a weekend getaway – so much fun exploring somewhere new and getting away form it all! Great post x

  27. francesca says:

    I’d LOVE to do more weekend getaways! I feel they are so needed every once and awhile they allow you to refresh and then get back to to the norm but they are great!

  28. fashionmommy says:

    I love a weekend away, try to get away at least once a year with the hubby, and then do a couple more with Joe too, haven’t done a girlie one for a few years now.

  29. Kira says:

    Definitely need a weekend getaway! I usually save up for longer long haul holidays so I never really get those short holidays!

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