When you cannot find the opportunity to travel on an exotic out of town trip, a local day trip destination can be the next best thing. Last week, I went to Niagara-On-The-Lake to visit my friend Kathryn who lives there and was having an extra birthday party event (extra because her birthday was three months ago, but she decided to have additional celebrations). I had not been to the Niagara region in more than two years, and that was unusual for me. I used to go to the Niagara region at least once per year prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Needless to say, I was very happy to be in the Niagara area again, but I happened to be quite tired that day due to not getting a full night’s sleep the night before.
A day trip does not require as much preparation and planning as an out of town trip, but it still requires some planning. Last Wednesday in the Niagara Region was quite hot, but I made sure to take a light cardigan just in case it was needed. My seasonal allergies were acting up at times, and I really wish that I had taken additional allergy tablets with me, however, I will know to do that in the future! I am glad that I still made the effort to have good conversations with great people, appreciate the amazing food, and appreciate the day in spite of my allergies and tiredness. I perked up and had a good time.
Always do your best to be picture ready. The group that I was spending time with is very fond of taking photographs, and I enjoy taking photographs too. One of the best things you can do to be picture ready is to get a good night’s sleep before you venture out on day trips, and, drink plenty of water. Make it a habit to use a daily skincare regimen if you aren’t already doing so. Take some sun and rain protection with you just in case you need it. I usually travel with a large pink tote bag that I purchased from Ardene, and it’s great for holding all sorts of items like books, items from shopping, makeup bags, hand sanitizer, Advil, sunglasses, umbrellas, or anything that you could need when you’re on the go.
Be open to getting some souvenirs of your day trip. I purchased some cherries and a bottle of peach wine during my time in Niagara, and I am so glad that I did! When I go on out of town trips, I usually purchase souvenirs to help commemorate my time away. Why should a local day trip be any different? I’m not suggesting that you buy things that will clutter up your home. Choose a small souvenir such as a magnet or keychain that will give you fond memories of the time you took to treat yourself for the day.
Enjoy yourself and make a deliberate attempt to learn something new during your daytrip. If you wanted to, you could learn something new every day. However, you need to keep your mind open in order to do so. Use your day trip as an opportunity to get of your comfort zone. Our daily routines can distract us from all of the audacious goals that we could be aiming for and achieving. I have definitely been guilty of allowing my daily routines to take over my life to the point where I forget to set new goals and reflect on what I am grateful for. Leaders are constantly finding new ways to be productive and progressive. Pack your bags, make a plan, and explore opportunities that awaken your senses. One day of positive change could change your life. A day trip could be just what you need to remind you to see the world from a viewpoint that there are miracles all around you and that your life is enhanced when you appreciate your blessings and build big dreams to pursue.
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