Took a day out to go play and rejuvenated my soul. I went with my buddy, Eric Mortimer to Sunshine Village. Was a great day! Great skiing and it helped out that I also had fantastic company for the day.

I went two weeks prior by myself. Going skiing with someone else is always better in my books. 🙂

Eric Mortimer in the Red… Little ole’ me in the blue!

There is no such thing as a bad time to take a break. Going on a holiday – what could be better? While it makes sense that weekends are popular for escapes, it shouldn’t be the only time you consider going away.

The benefits of mid-week travel are many and varied, offering the chance for you to save time, money, and potentially a lot of hassle.

Here are a few great reasons why you should travel mid-week.

1.     There are cheaper rates mid-week

There is no doubt one of the biggest obsticles to many holidays is cost, but with mid-week (and off-peak) travel, you hold all the cards. Off-peak accommodation rates mean it’s cheaper to travel; bonus night stay offers are ample; and you can often score extras like free breakfasts and late checkouts.

2.     Mid-week travel helps you beat the crowds

Have you ever been stuck in holiday traffic that’s so bad you notice snails on the footpath passing you by? Maybe it only feels like it’s that bad, but whatever the case, congested roads are super irritating when travelling. This is another great reason to take a mid-week break!

Head away on a mid-week escape like I did to go skiing for a day, and you can expect much less traffic on the roads compared to weekends. This is especially so if you enjoy the chance to have a sleep-in while workers face the peak-hour rush.

3.     Avoid the longer lift lines with mid-week travel

Following point number two, it’s almost a given that your visit to a wealth of tourist attractions, restaurants, and other facilities will be less crowded than if you were to visit on a weekend especially if you are in an area with active Covid restrictions.

Grab the best position in front of the monkey enclosure at a zoo, walk straight up to a ride at an amusement park, or book a tour on the day without being told that you’ll have to try again another time.

Forget lines and crowds, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of your chosen attraction. In addition, cost savings again come into consideration: sometimes mid-week discounts are available at various attractions.

4.     Be that person other people envy

Many of us can relate to this scenario: you scroll through your FacebookInstagram, or Twitter feed during your lunch break (or even at 9.01 am) and spot an inspiring image. In a flash, you think ‘I wish I were there, instead of being stuck at work’.

5.     Break up the week with a break!

Monday to Friday can feel like a grind. What better way to overcome that feeling than by taking a mid-week break! Even a one-night escape a couple of hours’ drive from home is all it takes to feel refreshed and invigorated and to get through the week. What’s more, you still have the weekend to enjoy. Escape the daily grind and enjoy this spectacular country of ours.

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