So many travellers overlook planning a rest stop. They think they can just travel and travel and not take time out. That’s their biggest mistake and how they get travelling so wrong.

Planning a rest stop is one of the best decisions that you’ll make. Moving from culture to culture is exciting and thrilling but also overwhelming. It tires you out so quickly and leaves you feeling exhausted.

Having a rest stop in a place that isn’t full of tourists or loads of things to do, will enable you to just stop. Relax. Breathe. And catch up with yourself. You’ll feel refreshed, revived and ready to take on your next destination.

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  • Why you should plan a rest stop
    • Chance to catch up with yourself and have some body maintenance
    • Great way to reflect on your journey so far
    • Plan for the next part of your trip
    • Catch up with friends, send some messages, upload videos and photos
    • Sleep and rest
    • Get some clean clothes
  • How to plan a rest stop
  • My experience of using Pisa in Italy as my rest stop
    • I knew I’d be bored there
    • Didn’t feel guilty of staying in my hostel and chatting to other travellers, or just stopping and not going out
    • Not many people stay overnight in Pisa – so not many tourists there
    • Relaxed and chatted with other travellers who I ended up meeting in Milan
  • How to decide where to have a rest stop
    • Choose somewhere that isn’t a massive tourist destination
    • Isn’t a really large city, go for a small town instead
    • Not somewhere that has a lot of sights and things to do
    • I like to chill out in a small town or in the country – away from all the distractions
  • When you should plan in a rest stop

 

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