Updated: Jun 14, 2022
Like an office modem, sometimes in order to optimize ourselves, what we need to do is unplug, take a few beats, then plug back in. In almost every case, we, like our modem, are better for those few moments of being “disconnected.”
But trying to unplug at home can be problematic. The things that have our emotional and mental wires scrambled are hard to disengage from when we face them every day. The best answer may be a self-care vacation that serves as a “reset.”
If that sounds impossible, don’t fret. With a little planning, even a working vacation can give you the healthy break you need. Today, Guiding the Wise shares some tips and resources to get you that reset you need and deserve.
New York, New York
Anything you can imagine doing, you can do in New York City. There’s something about that place that just makes you feel more alive. From Broadway shows to a view from the top of The Empire State Building. From shopping on the famous Fifth Avenue to visiting the countless museums and galleries, it’s easy to get lost in the rhythm of the most celebrated city on earth.
There are few things more American than baseball, and few teams are as famous as the one you’ll find a subway ride away at Yankee Stadium, so why not grab some tickets for the Yankees? and enjoy baseball the New York way. By shopping online for tickets, you can get a 360 view of the stadium, which makes it easier to choose your seat for the best experience. If you want to wake up in the city that never sleeps, try New York City for your reset getaway.
Many people go to the red rock temples of Sedona, Arizona, for spiritual healing and personal enrichment. You’ll find healing massage treatments, yoga, spas, salons, hydrotherapy, and a culture of soul-nourishing experiences for those who want to get in touch with themselves and with nature.
Sedona has frequently been listed as the number one spot in the country for recharging the mind, body, and soul. Retreat centers and spa hotels are available for those who want to immerse themselves in inner healing. Take a stargazing tour or hike some of the most breathtakingly beautiful trails in the country. When your reset means resetting your place in the world, try getting away to Sedona.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
If part of your getaway is an eye to purchasing a vacation home or rental beach property, Gulf Shores, Alabama can give you both the reset you need with the possibility of making that a regular getaway. Homeowners in Gulf Shores can expect to earn over 56,000 annually in rentals. The median sales price for a home there is $400,000, which is considerably cheaper than other destinations in neighboring Florida. Purchasing a vacation home usually requires a 20-25% down payment, so you’ll want to consider a second mortgage on your existing property or a home equity loan to cover that. You could even go in on it with some friends or family members. If your reset involves beautiful beaches, golf, fishing, or a ride on the 112-foot tall Wharf Ferris Wheel, this could be the top spot on your list.
If you’re an artistic soul, then Asheville, N.C., may be just the place for you. Many people think only of The Biltmore Estate, the 8,000-acre mansion developed by George Vanderbilt, when they think of Asheville, NC. And while you don’t want to miss a tour of that stunning landmark, there is so much more to see and do there. The city is home to over 300 art galleries featuring visual arts, pottery, stained glass, and fascinating crafts, making the place an art lover’s heaven. Asheville is also gaining notoriety for its culinary scene with many chef-driven, award-winning restaurants.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are plenty of outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, biking, and kayaking. If you’ve got an eye for both art and the splendor of nature, you should definitely look into Asheville for your unplug and unwind getaway.
If a modem deserves a minute to reset, you certainly do. We hope you’ve enjoyed the list and can use it to help you find the getaway you deserve!
At Guiding the Wise, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. This is accomplished by providing a subsidized virtual wellness center that provides affordable preventative healthcare options and wellness solutions to low- and moderate-income households, underserved communities, and underinsured groups. Feel free to reach out today with any questions!