The holidays are a great time for togetherness, but they can be really stressful. Thanksgiving especially brings a lot of stressors. From preparing and cooking a meal, to accommodating family and friends, it’s a holiday that can take a lot out of you. And winter holidays are right around the corner!
If the thought of Thanksgiving stresses you out, maybe it’s time to plan a destination Thanksgiving, rather than your usual ritual. Here are a few reasons you should spend Thanksgiving abroad this year.
Avoid the Stress of Cooking
Thanksgiving is a huge meal that you need to prepare for. Whether you’re responsible for the turkey, sides, desserts or all of the above, there’s a lot of work that goes into creating the perfect meal. That, and there’s so much pressure that the food turns out right!
This doesn’t even include the pressure of hosting the meal. You have to make sure your home is ready to welcome guests. And you have to clean up after they leave!
What this all has in common, is it’s not worth it. You deserve a trip far away from home where you don’t have to cook. Something like an eastern Caribbean cruise is a great choice! On a cruise, they’ll prepare all of your meals for you, so you won’t even have to give the kitchen a thought!
You Want to Eat Something Other than Turkey
Hand in hand with cooking, the thing about Thanksgiving is, you eat the same thing year after year. A lot of times, the traditional Thanksgiving meal is very similar to a Christmas meal as well. This means you’re eating the same giant feast two months in a row.
Save yourself the trouble this year and head abroad instead. If you visit the Mediterranean region of Europe, the food is delightful and a refreshing change from a heavy Thanksgiving dinner. You can trade in the turkey and stuffing for ravioli and seafood. That’s certainly a win!
Avoid the Stress of Family
Another reason to travel instead of planning your usual Thanksgiving, you can avoid some of the more awkward moments between family and friends. Yes, you love your extended family. It’s always great to see them, but a lot of times, family can add to stress. Everyone doesn’t always get along. People say inappropriate things. Plus, with the political climate the way it is, it’s inevitable that you’ll run into a huge disagreement about something heated.
If you choose to travel abroad, instead of having your family over, you don’t have to worry about any of those stressors. You only have to invite the people you want on your trip to Spain, Italy or wherever the map takes you.
The View is Better
You’ve had to spend a lot of time at home over the last couple years. You know your own kitchen, dining room and yard like the back of your hand. Though home is always comforting, it can be good to get away and experience something new from time to time.
This is why you should drop the spatula, untie your apron and plan a trip to Bali instead. Though your own backyard is nice, nothing beats the views in Bali. Whether it’s volcanic mountains, jutting cliffs or serene beaches, Bail has everything you need for a relaxing getaway.
Less Stress and More Relaxing
All in all, going away means less stress than having a big meal for all of your friends and family at home. You can just sit back, relax and enjoy. No cooking, no cleaning and no worries.
After the last year, you deserve a stress free time away. You’ve spent a lot of time at home and cooking at home. Taking a break and getting away will do you a world of good. You’ll come back refreshed, happy and ready for the winter holidays.
Take the plunge and go abroad this Thanksgiving. You won’t regret it!