Okay, so that’s enough of the cheery Kodak moments from my latest cruise venture across the Mediterranean, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. This post is all about the day after the week before – what I do to recover from my trip before the holiday blues kick in.
Despite exultantly voyaging from city to city in the environs of a well catered cruise ship, by the time I return home I feel like booking myself in for a spa weekend to relax. You see, I’m not a beach bum (nor babe) so lying on a beach day after day doesn't really appeal to me; I like to get out there and be a full on tourist exploring what new places have to offer. The downside of this is that it well and truly wears you out, especially in temperatures exceeding 30 degrees.
I love going on vacation, but in the words of Dorothy, there really is ‘no place like home’, and once I've endured a 9 hour recovery sleep in the comfort and familiarity of my own bed and home, the next day I wake up with a vengeance to get back on track physically, mentally and emotionally – almost like a 12-24 hour detox.
I don’t work out as often or as intensely as I should while on holiday so one of the first things I do is get myself on the treadmill and do some toning exercises in the garden.
My skin feels fabulous when I’m basking in the sunshine abroad, but by the time I exit Birmingham airport it feels dry and ashy so I always like to indulge in exfoliating and moisturising my face and body the day after I return.
Mid-afternoon, I like to take a seat in the garden (weather permitting) to relax and casually catch up on social media and emails, without extortionate roaming charges! I also like to reminisce on my holiday adventures by flicking through my Kodak moments.
How do you like to recover from a holiday?