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Weekend Getaways Without Getting Away

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Chapman chapter.

Weekend getaways can be expensive and take a lot of time, but have you ever tried a weekend getaway without getting away?

I know, seems pointless, right? Well, there are things you can do to have a good weekend without leaving the town. First of all, get together with your girls. Getting dressed up and having “a night on the town” is always an exciting, fun way to get away from the stress. Your friends almost have this magic aroma that helps you let go and have fun, and that is the best way to get away.

Make a new playlist. Find some of your favorite songs and combine them with brand new music. Whether you are screaming at the top of your lungs to songs you know like the back of your hand to dancing ridiculously to songs you are just hearing about for the first time, music is the ultimate getaway. You’d be surprised how new music can put you in a state of lighthearted fun that can feel like a vacation.

Lastly, cook new foods. Try something different and pick a totally random recipe from the internet, and just see what happens. Experiencing new foods in your home can be just as good as experiencing them in a new restaurant. All that matters is the food is good and you come with an appetite.

Remember, the main goal of a ‘getaway weekend’ is to forget about the problems and worries in your life, try new things, and just let go for a little bit, if only for one night.