I’m currently on a mini vacation in Aspen, Colorado – yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds, and yes again, pictures are to come!
This was sort of a spur of the moment trip to semi attempt to make up for me missing my big UK trip this past August due to my secretly weak Achilles Tendon. I found a ridiculous deal on Jetsetter for a resort here in Aspen and figured why the hell not.
The crazy thing is, this is my first actual honest solo vacation. And the crazier thing is why haven’t I been doing this before?! Of course, I still love to travel with friends and family, but wow, what a relaxing vacation.
I’ve seen amazing nature.
I’m staying in an amazing hotel.
I get to do every single thing I want to do.
I only took 4 days off from work for vacation.
I’ve always been a proponent of the mini vacation, something that is 3-5 days long. With the 9-5er, I’d say if I had my druthers, I’d much rather do a bunch of mini breaks instead of one really long vacation.
The first benefit is you can go on more vacations! So there’s a huge bonus to start off with. Another is flexibility and spontaneity, if (like me) you have a tidy vacation fund tucked into your bank account then you can jump at the chance when a great deal shows up.
Aspen has never really been on my radar, I’m not much of a skiier – more of a lodge person really – and beyond just one time in the Denver airport, had never even been to Colorado. But, knowing that usually the hotel stay is one of the biggest expenses on a trip, getting this room at a really low rate started me thinking about going.
I’ve been able to base myself in Aspen and drive out to the surrounding areas, new camera in hand to take a million pictures, the scenery does not disappoint!
I’m still here in Colorado for a few more days, but keep the idea of a short trip in mind, if you can snag a great deal on hotel or airfare, then it will all be worth it, and you will return to work refreshed and relaxed.