Have you ever returned home after a vacation wishing that you could’ve extended it a bit longer? I mean, pues claro! However, the obligations back at home are a thing we can’t sweep under the rug, so we must conform to a vacation-less reality once we get back. Or, do we?
Here’s the thing: Being on vacation is a mood. And it shouldn’t stop as we return to our routines. All you have to do is tweak some things up here and there around your everyday life, and you’ll notice the Caribbean breeze brush through your hair, even if you are just in your living room.
Interested in this experience? Well, the activities below will keep the vacation feelings once you’re back home.
Music is everything
Music has a way of reminding us of our best (and worst) experiences. However, for this specific situation, crank up songs with musical roots embedded in your most recent vacation. For example, if you just visited Puerto Rico, then blast some Marc Anthony or La India.
Vacation food is the best food
I think we can all agree when we say that one of the best parts of vacationing is the food. Somehow, calories don’t exist during your getaway, and that’s the type of magic you should bring back home. Sure, when you get back, you won’t have people cooking the food for you, but you can turn this into a family experience. Bring your children into the kitchen and have them collaborate on “vacation food” at home. So, if you recently traveled to Portugal, you can have the entire familia help you make some pasteis de nata or Portuguese Custard Tarts. It’ll be a fun experience that will keep your mind on vacation mode.
Don’t Spaz out, Spa It Out
Relaxing doesn’t only need to occur when you’re out on vacation. ¿Estás loca? Not relaxing at home will have you spazzing out in no time, which is why you need to bring the spa to you.
Now, you don’t need to get fancy with all las cremitas, los pepinos, and everything else you might have been exposed to during vacation. No, mija. No te compliques la vida. Run the bath and grab a book or paint your nails and do your hair at home as if your vacation dinner awaits you.
You can also have your kids join in. Maybe have everyone stay in their pj’s longer than usual while listening to zen music together. Tie it in altogether by sipping on some herbal tea and sharing stories about your favorite vacation memories. Doesn’t that sound lovely and relaxing? ,
Beware: These activities might have your family thinking that home is the new vacation spot. Come to think about it, that’s what all homes should feel like, so if this happens — you’ve won at life.