3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Short Weekend

bikingLet’s face it: a two-day weekend is never enough, especially after five stressful days of work, school, or wherever it is you spend your weekdays.

In fact, you probably wish you could spend every weekend away from the noise, pollution, and stress of the city. A change of scenery and pace can do a lot to recharge your batteries.

Luckily, there are numerous options if you want to get away from the never-ending traffic jams and enjoy the fresh breeze somewhere outside the metro. Here are some of them:

Bike Away

Riding a bike around the metro or on out-of-town trails is an activity loved by many. It’s a great way to spend the weekend as it’s eco-friendly, you save money on transportation, and it doubles as exercise.

WildTrek.co says the Nuvali bike trail, as well as the one found in La Mesa Watershed or sometimes even those in private communities have fantastic views that make the ride all the more fun. The exercise and fresh air always makes it a worthwhile weekend activity.

Be One with Nature

Everyone loves the idea of going camping and roughing it out, but when’s the last time you really went camping?

There are a lot of places you can try that aren’t that expensive, and most of these offer more than just camping. Swimming, diving, snorkeling, campfires, and s’mores are common in most camp sites near the beaches, such as those in Batangas. You can even ride your bike to the destination if you’re up for it. But for most, a few hours of driving is the easiest way to get there.

Travel and Explore on Your Own

If you’re old enough to make decisions on your own, traveling alone is something worth trying. This could be your own “Eat, Pray, Love” experience, or just a time where you can explore the world on your own, see new places, and make new friends.

Taking solo trips outside the city also allows you to learn more about yourself and the places you visit. It brings out the adventurer and nature lover in you.

With the right research, planning, and motivation, you can get out of the city, get the most out of your weekends, and enjoy an adventure without burning a hole through your wallet.

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.