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How to Make the Most of Your Vacation

December 19, 2017

We are all about relaxation here at Tulemar, but we understand that it’s not always that easy. How familiar does the following scenario sound?:

It’s been 1 year, 5 months, 13 days, 6 hours, 22 minutes and 17 seconds since you got back from your last vacation, and every second since then you’ve been day-dreaming about your next escape from reality.  The countdown finally ends and you board your plane to paradise, only to find out your brain won’t shut off and all you can think about is work that needs to be done, calls that need to be made, errands that need to be run, and whether or not you left the garage door open.

We get it. We’ve been there. And we hate it too. That’s why we decided to share some of our best tips on how to fully relax and live in the moment while on your once-of-a-lifetime vacation.

Tip #1: Digital Detox

It’s extremely easy to fall into the trap of checking-in back home while you’re away on vacation, especially now more than ever with e-mail, texts, and video calls all at our fingertips. So, put the phone and computer away.  It truly is that easy. If you have a house or pet-sitter back home that you need to check-in with, make a plan to check-in at a set time every day and give the sitter an emergency number (perhaps a friend or neighbor) to call if anything comes up outside of that time. And as far as social media goes… If you’d like to take a photo, snap it quick and plan to edit and post it at a later time so you can fully take in your current surroundings. It may be difficult to be away from your phone the first couple of days….But, like all detoxes, it will get easier.

Tip #2: Go Easy on the Booze

The worst way to spend a day in paradise? Hungover.  Alcohol can take a serious toll on both your physical and mental state. If you’re prone to anxiety, alcohol can be a big trigger.  Not only will you spend your next day feeling bloated, achy, and nauseous, but your brain will be foggy and anxious as well. Don’t get us wrong, we want you to have fun and unwind… just be sure to do it moderation to avoid any adverse effects the following day!

Tip #3: Get a Massage

Of course a massage feels great, but did you know there are several other incredible health benefits to a good rub down? Massages help alleviate anxiety, aid digestion, improve sleep, boost immunity, and even eliminate cellulite.  Oh, hello summer body! The best part? Tulemar provides at home spa services, so you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your rental to reap these amazing benefits!

We don’t know about you, but we are feeling more relaxed already.  Wishing you health, wellness, and a bon voyage!

Pura Vida,