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Five Best places to take a Self-Care trip

Jason Lewis, with strongwell.org collaborated with Victoria of JourneyZing to share some places to travel to where. you can take care of your self.

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In the regular hustle of life, there periodically comes a time when we need to take a step back and relax. It is in times like these when a self-care trip is in order. Unlike a normal vacation, the focus of this trip will be to engage in activities that promote mental wellbeing and help overcome daily stressors. In this article presented by JourneyZing, we’ve found the best places to consider for your self-care trip. And if you find yourself in love with any of these locations, you can choose to make it your new home as well. 

Seattle, Washington

Popularly known as the Emerald City, Seattle provides the perfect blend of modernity and nature. A visit to the world-famous Space Needle is a must, which provides breath-taking views of the city surrounded by ocean on one side and wilderness on the other. Once you’re done taking in the sights, the refreshing breeze at the Seattle Seafront awaits you. Have you ever witnessed a volcano up close? Well, just an hour’s drive from Seattle you can visit the famous Mt. Rainier, which is an active volcano!

The numerous affordable apartments in Seattle Washington provide the perfect accommodation for your trip. They’ll allow you to live in prime locations, engage in its nightlife, and embrace the diversity of its food culture. Overall, you’ll get a taste of what life can be if you decide to move.

Niagara Falls, New York

A visit to Niagara Falls will be nothing less than a spiritual journey helping you disassociate from personal and professional stressors.  Plus, you have an opportunity to visit another country, Canada, while you’re in the area.  The Maid of the Mist cruise is an immersive experience like no which takes you into the heart of the waterfall, allowing you to feel the energy of the water while being completely covered in mist. Additionally, you can visit the Cave of the Winds, which involves taking an elevator 175 feet into the gorge, from where you can take walkways to get close to the waterfall according to Sightdoing. 

Along with natural beauty, Niagara Falls offers all sorts of popular amenities such as restaurants, pubs, parks, etc., and has a population of under 50,000, allowing you to experience a relaxing lifestyle which is the complete opposite of the bustle offered by major cities. Just something to keep in mind, if you plan to make this your new home.

Of course, if you enjoy the Niagara Falls area, you could consider purchasing a vacation home nearby. This way, you can escape to this house whenever you need a little break. However, it’s important to do plenty of research into what’s required when buying a vacation home; for example, you may need to put down more than 20 percent to obtain a mortgage.

New York City, New York

If the natural splendor of upstate New York isn’t your speed, instead spend a few nights being invigorated by the big city. There’s always something to do or see in the city that never sleeps. While you’ll certainly want to sight see, New York is a great place for entertainment. Be sure to check out what’s playing on Broadway or take in a Yankees game with the family. It’s hard to go wrong with everything there is to see and do in New York City.  And there are all sorts of quiet places to visit when you need to get away from the frenetic pace of New York City.

Knoxville, Tennessee

Located at the bottom of the Smoky Mountains, this city brings you as close as you can get to nature while still living in an urban setting. One of the common outdoor excursions locals and tourists participate in is immersing themselves in the numerous nature trails the city has to offer. Additionally, Knoxville is a city famous for its nearby lakes where one can engage in activities such as swimming, boating, canoeing, and in some areas, trout fishing as reported by Visit Knoxville.

Market Street is the go-to place for entertainment in Knoxville. As you walk around you’ll be surrounded by restaurants and bars serving local and international cuisine. Moreover, you’re bound to witness a live concert or movie screening being broadcast in the area. If you’re looking for the feeling of having a home away from home, look no further than Knoxville.

Las Vegas, Nevada

For individuals who thrive off thrill and excitement, Las Vegas is the perfect destination. A visit to the famous Strip is a must during your time in the city where you can indulge in almost any kind of activity you like from gambling, adventure rides, visiting museums, etc. Additionally, you get a chance to visit locations that  you’ve only seen in movies such as the Bellagio Fountains or the MGM Grand. Experiencing the aura of the Strip is something you are bound to remember for the foreseeable future.

Beyond the glitz and glamor, Las Vegas is also a natural retreat as it’s located close to a number of parks, including  Red Rock Canyon. Additionally, the city offers warm weather almost throughout the year making it the perfect destination for long-term living.

Planning frequent self-care tips will help you maintain your mental wellbeing. And when looking for amazing places to visit, you now have four great destinations to choose from.

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