THE TOP BENEFITS TO LOCAL HOLIDAYS
For many people, the idea of taking a local holiday is, well… a bit of a waste of time. Holiday makers prefer getting out into the unseen and creating new experiences, and for many of us, that means hours of travelling to far off, exotic destinations.
The changes we have seen in the world over the past year has had us revaluating how practical this is. Travel restrictions, both locally and abroad, and the uncertainty of what will happen next, this all makes the prospect of travelling stressful, if not actually impossible.
So, more and more South Africans are discovering the joy of hometown holidays. A change of scenery just a few kilometres away that still leave you feeling refreshed.
It’ hard to believe, I know, but there are plenty of reasons why a hometown holiday would do you the world of good. Read through a few of these before booking accommodation now in Johannesburg.
THE SAME GETAWAY FEELING FOR LESS OF A COST
The most noticeable benefit to local holidays is that they cost significantly less than your average coastal or international adventure.
A large portion of the costs of going on holiday include air and travel costs. The further you go, the more this will cost you. For a lot of people, particularly those who feel they aren’t in the best position to travel, the cost of getting there adds unnecessary stress to an otherwise relaxing activity.
Local holidays, that require far less travelling, don’t present this difficulty.
ORGANISING IS FAR LESS STRESSFUL
Hometown holidays are a lot more straightforward for a couple of reasons.
We’ve already discussed how the cost is simplified, but there is also the amount of time spent travelling, finding someone to house-sit or feed the pets, finding things to do, spending money on accommodation, food, and entertainment, making sure you have everything, getting to where you need to go on time, not knowing where the attractions are, sticking to an itinerary… there is a lot to take into account when travelling far.
Local holidays don’t come with any of these added concerns, making it a remarkable stress-free way to take a break.
YOUR ITINERARY CAN BE MORE FLEXIBLE
Tacking on to the fact that you will be more familiar with your surroundings and available activities, you will be able to take a less structured approach to your holiday.
For many holiday makers the fun lies in finding new things and filling up your schedule with them. This is fun and exciting, for sure, but sometimes you want to do things a little more loosely, or you may want to stop and smell the breakfast buffet.
Local holidays come with fewer expectations; you are more likely to do things you want to do instead of filling an itinerary with every possible activity. This will leave you more relaxed, more recharged, more ready to get back into life when you’re done holidaying.
SHORT STAYS ARE EASY
The further you travel, the more you feel like you need to make better use of your time. This either means filling your schedule to the brim or spending more time on holiday. This is great, don’t get me wrong, but it is also more expensive, can be a lot more stressful, and can complicate your schedule considerably.
Local stays, because there is less travel, organisation, and cost involved, generally make for the perfect short getaways to break up the month, or to just spend a couple of days unwinding.
TRAVELLING IS LESS TIRING
Travelling a great distance might take you to brilliant new locations, but they also take a lot of energy. Anyone who has spent hours in a car, on a plane, at an airport, waiting for taxis, trains, busses, and visas, can tell you just how exhausting the whole process can be.
A lot of people identify with the sentiment of needing a holiday from your holiday when its all said and done.
Naturally, travelling to closer locations takes a lot of the time and effort out of it, making a trip less of an ordeal, leaving you feeling genuinely relaxed when it’s over.
VISIT THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT GUEST HOUSE FOR DETAILS
Why not take advantage of a local holiday right now. Take a few days to unwind and get away from it all, without having to actually get away. Visit the African Elephant Guesthouse website to book accommodation now in Johannesburg.