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7 fun reasons why you should take a weekend vacation

A weekend vacation is a perfect way to find adventure without having to find the time.


Within this guide, you will find 7 fun reasons why you should take a weekend vacation. From long work hours to busy personal lives, taking time off can seem impossible. However, with the 7 reasons below, we hope that you will prioritize vacations and learn that you can travel the world during a long weekend.

7 Fun Reasons Why You Should Take a Weekend Vacation

7 fun reasons why you should take a weekend vacation

1 – Allows Flexibility

Avoid peak travel season


After you have narrowed down the time that you will take off for vacation, consider if the date of travel falls within the “peak” season window for the chosen destination.


For example, if you are planning a ski vacation to Colorado, you may want to avoid visiting from December through February due to the peak tourist season that leads to bigger crowds and higher prices. Check out our article for planning a 3 day Colorado Vacation



2 – Saves Money

Weekend vacations can be more affordable


Saving money is one of the 7 fun reasons why you should take a weekend vacation.

Cutting back on the cost of vacationing is a major perk of why you should book your next weekend vacation outside of the destination’s peak season.

From our personal research and travel bookings, we have avoided spending hundreds and even thousands of extra dollars by booking vacations outside of the peak windows.


From Florida Keys vacations to adventures in Yellowstone, traveling for a weekend or short vacation can be very affordable.



3 – Promotes Self Happiness

Short vacations enable us to put ourselves first


A fun reason to take a weekend vacation is to promote your personal self-happiness.

Even if the vacation is only for a few days, escaping from our daily responsibilities and focusing on our inner self will hopefully provide true happiness.



4 – Helps to Slow Down Time

Years come and go too fast


We are tired of watching time pass by in front of our eyes. From working 9 to 5 jobs and sitting behind a cubicle, weekend vacations provide a great opportunity to travel and seek out adventure.

Time seems to slow down when you are busy exploring a new mountain, river, or city



5 – Builds Appreciation for Nature

Our Planet is a special and unique place


We LOVE nature. There is something about hiking or kayaking to a remote area that builds a connection between our everyday lives and the beautiful world that surrounds us.

Our world is fragile and human interaction in nature can greatly impact the future of our beautiful world. When planning your weekend vacations, think about the steps that can be taken to limit our human impact on nature.

Check out the National Park Service website for more details on conservation.



6 – Breaks Up the Daily Routine

Add adventure into your routine


If you find yourself stuck in your routine of:

  • waking up
  • commuting to an office
  • working 9 plus hours a day
  • Getting home to do it all over again the next day

Then a weekend vacation is the correct choice for you!


Weekend vacations do not take up much time; however, the benefit of taking a short vacation to break up the daily routine will hopefully provide adventure to your life.



7 – Exposure to Different Environments

Alpine Mountains to Ocean Basins


The options of where to travel during a weekend vacation are endless. Our beautiful planet offers countless opportunities to be exposed to various environments.  For any given weekend vacation, you have the option to travel to the southernmost point of the United States or to the mountain peaks of Whitefish, Montana.


Weekend vacations will provide you with the chance to adventure out of your routine, explore new areas, and appreciate Mother Nature.




We hope that these 7 fun reasons why you should take a weekend vacation, will inspire you to find adventure without having to find the time.



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Best 2 day Ski Guide to Breckenridge Colorado

Planning the best skiing vacation to Breckenridge Colorado should be easy and fun.

This is one of the best 2 day ski guide to Breckenridge Colorado. Read below for our first-hand experience on navigating the mountain and enjoying a 2 day vacation.


Want to plan a vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado? Check out our itinerary for planning an unforgettable 3 day Colorado vacation.


Why you should ski at the Breckenridge Ski Resort:

  • 187 skiing & snowboarding trails, which span across 5 mountain peaks for a total of 2,908 skiable acres
  • 4 O’clock is the longest trail at 3.5 miles long
  • 34 total lifts
  • Trails for all skill levels (beginner to advanced)
  • At 12,840 feet, the Imperial Express chairlift is one of the highest in North America

To ease in navigating the mountain, Breckenridge Ski Resort is organized based on the mountain peaks. The 187 trails span across Peak 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10. Each peak having a major chairlift to assist with transportation across the mountain.


Most of the green trails are located on the left side of the mountain near Peak 9 and the blue trails are evenly spread across the entire mountain.



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Best 2 day Ski Guide to Breckenridge Colorado

Best 2 day Ski Guide to Breckenridge Colorado

For 2 epic days of skiing and snowboarding follow the below guide to understand how to navigate the mountain and the route to take to make it back to where you started.



Start Point:

Peak 9, Quicksilver SuperChair


From the Quicksilver Superchair lift, you will immediately have access to a wide variety of green trails. This will be a good location for beginners to practice and a good warm-up for more experienced skiers.



Starting the journey across the mountain:


From the top of the Quicksilver Superchair lift, ski down Silverthorn to the Peak 8 SuperConnect chairlift. From the top of the Peak 8 SuperConnect chairlift, you will have already travel a third of the mountain. From here you can ski, black diamonds, or 4 O’clock, which is the longest trail at 3.5 miles.


If you take the 4 O’clock route, either ski back down to Peak 8 SuperConnect or travel further across the mountain.


To travel further across the mountain take either:

  • Columbine – a flat trail running across the mountain; or
  • Springmeier – a green that will drop you off at the bottom of Rocky Mountain SuperChair

Now make your way towards the Independence SuperChair lift. To arrive at this chairlift, you can take either:

  • Northstar – a steep blue trail that will connect to Claimjumper; or
  • Claimjumper – a wide open space trail (we love this route!)



Located at the top and bottom of the Independence SuperChair lift are two amazing lunch options, Sevens & Pioneer Crossing.


Sevens is located at the bottom of Peak 7, directly in front of the Independence SuperChair lift. Here you can either enjoy a sit-down meal or grab a quick-service lunch from The CoopEither option will provide the mid-afternoon break that is needed from a morning of adventure. After lunch, hop on to the Independence Chair lift to continue the mountain adventure.


Pioneer Crossing is another great lunch option. Located at the top of the Independence SuperChair Lift, this restaurant will allow you to beat the crowds of the restaurants located at the base of the mountain. In addition, enjoy the beautiful view of Breckenridge’s mountain range!


After a lunch break

Choose from a variety of trails that are located at the top of the Independence SuperChair Lift. From the right of the Independence SuperChair lift, you can take a variety of blue trails, such as Monte Cristo, Angel’s Rest, Wirepatch, etc…


However, we recommend taking the scenic route through a little backcountry skiing on the black diamond called Wanderlust. Always know your limits when skiing and snowboarding, there are many risks when exploring trails that travel through trees. Always use your judgment.


From Wanderlust, a great route to take to ski down Peak 6 is to take the Kensho SuperChair. When we traveled during March, the conditions at the top of the mountain were stunning, but the wind was heavy and tossed the snow, which impaired visibility. Unless you are looking for double black diamonds, we recommend taking the 2 blue routes located on the left and right side of the chairlift.


From either blue route, take Lost Horizon and Monte Cristo back down to the bottom of the Independence SuperChair lift.


With over 180 trails on the mountain, continue to explore the beautiful Breckenridge Ski Resort for the rest of the day.



Returning to the Start Point:


When you are ready to return to Peak 9, Quicksilver SuperChair from the top of the Independence SuperChair lift, take the following trails:

  1. Lower Forget-Me-Not to Northstar
  2. Colorado SuperChair lift
  3. 4 O’clock to Crosscut to Lower Sawmill
  4. Bypass the Beaver Run Superchair
  5. Arrive back to the Quicksilver SuperChair



Are you ready to plan a vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado? Check out our itinerary for planning an unforgettable 3 day Colorado vacation.


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Memorable 3 day vacation in the beautiful Florida Keys

Memorable 3 day weekend vacation in the beautiful Florida Keys


Not having enough time should not be a reason why you cannot enjoy a long weekend in the Florida Keys.



A memorable 3 day vacation in the beautiful Florida Keys should be on everyone’s bucket list.


On this trip, we visited Key Largo, Florida. Spanning over 30 miles long and only half a mile wide, Key Largo is the largest Key and only a short hour drive from Miami International Airport.


The Florida Keys offers a wide range of activities and scenic views that could keep you occupied for many days. However, we believe that anyone can visit and become fully immersed in all that the Keys has to offer during a long weekend.



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Day 1: Arrive in Miami, Florida


For a memorable weekend vacation in the Florida Keys, fly into Miami International Airport.


Only a short 1-hour drive from Key Largo, MIA is the most convenient airport to fly into when visiting the upper Keys.


Plan to arrive in Miami by 6 pm. This will allow time to grab a delicious dinner and explore Miami’s nightlife. We recommend staying in the Brickell area to be immersed in Miami’s cuisine, culture and nightlife.



For dinner, go check out Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza. This restaurant is known for its vibrant atmosphere and star pizzas.


A tip from a local Miami resident – if Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza is packed with a long wait time, go check out the restaurant next door called Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita. Turns out the restaurants share a menu and you can get the star pizza from either location!


For dessert make your way into Wynwood, Miami’s art district. Located outside of a nightclub, you will find an ice cream stand called Taitaki NYC, a Japanese ice cream shop serving up customizable flavors in a fish-shaped waffle cone.

Miami Ice Cream

This was an awesome experience of being in the heart of Miami and enjoying a unique treat!


After enjoying the nightlife, make your way back to your hotel and relax for the adventure ahead!


Day 2: Adventure in Key Largo, Florida

Memorable 3 day vacation in the beautiful Florida Keys


To continue the weekend vacation in the Florida Keys, take the short 1-hour drive from Miami to Key Largo.

Once you arrived in Key Largo, head over to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State ParkThis park is conveniently located a mile away from the Hampton Inn Key Largo.


Read more about the exciting activities do during your weekend vacation in Key Largo here.

Snorkeling in the Florida Keys




Before you leave the Miami area, have brunch in Dorale at Sergio’s. At this restaurant, you will get to experience an authentic Cuban breakfast and be ready for the day ahead of you after drinking a fresh cup of Cuban Coffee.



After arriving in Key Largo, stop by Publix and purchased a couple of their famous Publix Subs. Stopping here for lunch was an efficient way to stock up on water for the day and to grab items for a picnic lunch at the Park.



To close out the day full of adventure, we recommend eating at the Islamorada Shrimp Shack.


This restaurant is located on the Islamorada Key, which is famous for being the sport fish capital of the world. You are guaranteed to feast on the freshest food at this location. You can take our word for it as well as Guy Fieri. The Islamorada Shrimp Shack caught the eye of many viewers as it was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive Inns & Dives.



The first full day of the Florida Keys weekend vacation is going to be packed full of adventure and relaxation.


At John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, you can choose from a variety of activities, such as;

  • Snorkeling Tours
  • Scuba Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat Excursions
  • Kayaks & Paddle Board Rentals
  • Beach access and swimming
  • Fishing

We highly recommend joining a snorkeling tour.


During the tour, the boat Captain and the crew will take you to a protected coral reef miles offshore. It was such a wonderful experience and would go back to this location. For a relaxing lunch experience, be sure to bring your picnic lunch to the park or on the snorkeling tour.


Read more about the exciting activities in Key Largo here.

Florida Sunset on Beach


After hours of adventure in the Florida Key sun, head to the hotel to get refreshed, go to dinner and enjoy a beautiful Florida Sunset. The sunsets are full of depth and color that will truly take your breath away. The Hampton Inn Key Largo provides a front-row view of the unique sky spectacular.


Day 2: Key West & Departure

Key West



When planning the weekend vacation to the Florida Keys, be sure to book a flight that is late in the evening. Additionally, be sure to plan for the 3-hour drive from Key West to Miami in order to not miss your flight.


On the final day, drive the famous Seven Mile Bridge to Key West. We did not want to go all the way to the Florida Keys without seeing the Southernmost Point of the United States, located in Key West.

After exploring Key West, drive back to Miami to depart the memorable 3 day weekend vacation in the beautiful Florida Keys.



For lunch, head over to the Southernmost Beach Cafe. This restaurant is located on the beach in the heart of Key West.


Before leaving Key West, be sure to check the famous Key Lime Pie. Key Lime pie is truly the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It is even more delicious when you are looking out at a beautiful ocean view.



When in Key West, 2 of the must-do activities are:

  • Visiting the iconic Southernmost Point statue, located at Whitehead St &, South St, Key West, FL 33040; and
  • Visiting Mile Marker 0, which marks to beginning/ end of US Highway 1.


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Visiting the Florida Keys for a weekend made memories that will last a lifetime.


Before we knew it, we were back in the office and back to our routine lives. But for one weekend, we picked adventure over routine.