Breakups can be one of the hardest times in our lives. After a breakup we can become stuck in a bad headspace, haunted by familiar places and old faces. Getting away and taking some time for yourself after a bad relationship can be beneficial for many reasons—not just to escape your ex. Traveling after a breakup gives you time to start setting new goals for yourself (we recommend avoiding a new relationship) and letting loose and having fun in your own way. If you’re in need of some time away to get over a certain someone, here are some of our recommended destination plans.
When you invest in a trip to an all-inclusive resort, it is simple to entertain yourself on your own—it’s all organized for you. Depending on your style, you can party late at night with people you’ve never met, or you can go to bed early, wake up early, exercise, eat healthy, and relax on the beach. If you’re not feeling social, don’t feel the need to go out of your way to meet new people or socialize while you’re away—an attentive staff means that you don’t need to go out of your way to be sociable if you don’t want to, either. This is time for you to do what you need to do to take care of yourself. After all, getting away after a breakup is all about taking the time you need and getting to a point where you can feel like yourself again.
If you’re looking to let loose and just have a wild time, gather a group of friends and head to Las Vegas for a couple of days! From their monumental hotels and enormous pool parties to the countless shows and the endless array of casinos, if you want to forget your breakup completely for a few days, Las Vegas is the way to go. While you’re there, you could take a quick visit to the Grand Canyon for some sightseeing, or hit the strip and give yourself some retail therapy. There are a ton of different things that you can do while you’re in Vegas! What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas—just don’t get married.
New York City
Anyone who has been to New York City knows just how easy it is to fall in love with the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Head to the city and let your mind run away with the infinite possibilities of the vibrant metropolis, one of the most artistic, passionate, and cultured cities in the world. I’ve never been more inspired by a city than when I visit New York. Explore the famous sights or leave the beaten path and investigate the endless nooks and crannies of the Big Apple. There are so many hopeful people redefining what they can be when they go to New York that you’ll feel inspired to be the best version of yourself.
A yoga retreat can be a way to help clear your mind and your thoughts and get you into a great headspace to figure out your next step. Similar to an inclusive resort, a yoga retreat is something that is easy to do on your own. On the other hand, it’s more affordable and shorter than a resort vacation (under most circumstances), and you can invite your friends to share in some relaxation and rejuvenation. It’s an opportunity for some serious self-reflection, self-love, and relaxation. We would recommend taking this trip on your own if you want to focus on yourself and better yourself after the breakup.
If you need a complete change of scenery after a breakup, jump on a plane and head for Italy. While this isn’t a possibility for everyone if you have the time and money for an overseas vacation, there’s nothing quite like Italy as a balm for a broken heart. You can sip wine, eat freshly baked bread, and let’s be honest—the sight of Italian men don’t hurt either. Spend your time admiring the beautiful architecture, eating fresh local food, and roaming whichever Italian city you choose to spend your time. The history, gastronomy, and beauty will all take your mind off of your breakup. Traveling alone opens you up to some awesome new opportunities that you may have never had before.