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Top 6 vacation spots in North America

Top 6 vacation spots in North America

The continent of North America is home to some of the most exciting and historical tourist destinations in the world. The United States and Canada have a vast array of cultures all throughout the region.

Since its independence in the late 1700s, the growth of the entire region has been phenomenal. This is made possible by the immigrants all around the world, and the mix of native American culture, European culture, and all other cultures. 

If you’ve ever been with Ryjo Tours, you probably know that it has lots of ecotourism spots like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls. Read on to learn about the top vacation spots in North America.

Wailea, Hawaii

Wailea, Hawaii is often described to be the best administratively governed North American island destination. It has amazing crescent-shaped beaches, luxurious resorts, and near the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve. Get ready as this destination welcomes you with world-class food, mesmerizing sights, serene island ambience, and great weather.

Cambria, California 

Cambria sits on a vast stretch of coastal land in California. It is a little town amidst the grand beauty of the waters. Enjoy walking at the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk. You can also go for a horseback ride through the mountains with Covell’s California Clydesdales. If you are planning to travel to Hearst Castle, Cambria would be a good home base for you.

Springdale, Utah 

If you are fond of sightseeing nature, having adventures, and staying outdoors, Springdale is a must-visit destination. It is the ideal place to stay if you are planning to visit Zion National Park, where you’ll be able to take pictures along the mesmerizing sandstone cliffs. Its village-like charm catches everyone’s attention, as well as its friendly community.

Quebec City, Quebec 

Quebec City is hailed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You will be fascinated by its historical sites, captivating views, and rich cultural features. You can walk along Dufferin Terrace and appreciate the beauty of Château Frontenac and historic battlefields. If you are an architecture or history buff, you will surely enjoy Place Royale.

Ashland, Oregon 

Calling all art lovers and outdoor enthusiasts! If you would love to be in a world-class theater and be at the phenomenal Shakespeare Festival, then you must visit Ashland, Oregon. 

Also spend a day outdoors and do rail running, river rafting, or skiing. After being highly active, recharge your energy by local cuisine at Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine.

Calgary, Alberta

The Calgary Stampede which is held annually in Calgary, Alberta is dubbed as ‘the greatest outdoor show on earth.’ If you have a specific hobby or interest, Calgary has something in store for you, whether you’ll be into Calgary Folk Music Festival or The Big Taste. 

If you enjoy nature, you would love the many city parks Calgary has to offer. It has some of the best city parks you’ll ever see. If you’ll be with Ryjo Tours and they stop by Calgary, make sure you never miss it.

Ryjo Tours: How to enjoy a long bus journey

Ryjo Tours: How to enjoy a long bus journey

Terry and Joyce Coben, owners of Ryjo Tours, believe that it is more convenient and fun to travel on a bus. Long bus rides can be boring if you do not know how to use your time inside the vehicle smartly. Check out some fun ways to enjoy a long bus journey below:

Write or draw

When you’re expecting a long bus ride, try to bring some writing and drawing supplies so you can write and draw to pass the time. You can also just bring a tablet or laptop with you where various writing and drawing software are installed. The scenery you’ll see outside the windows of the bus can ignite your creativity and make you craft more beautiful works.

Play video games

Playing video games helps keep your brain engaged and is also a fun way to pass the time. Download games on your phone, laptop or tablet to avoid boredom during a long bus ride. If you’re not fond of video games, you can also just bring a deck of cards so you can play with the people inside the bus.

Use the WiFi

Most buses provide WiFi for those who need an internet connection but make sure to check ahead of time in case the bus you’ll ride on doesn’t have one. If a WiFi connection is not provided, you can just buy wireless internet broadband, load your phone with internet data or use your phone’s hotspot to connect with someone else’s internet connection.

Finish some work

If you’re a workaholic, now is the time to get ahead on work so you’ll be able to enjoy your time once you’re at your destination. You can also prepare some work offline such as drafts or memos if you don’t have an internet connection.

Read a book

Reading a book is an immersive experience that will make your trip go by faster. If you can’t bring a book or magazine with you, just download some ebooks or read books online so you can keep yourself fully absorbed and prevent any boredom that may strike.

Catch up on series or shows

If you’re lagging behind your favourite TV shows or series, now is the time to catch up on the episodes. Streaming apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video lets you download TV shows and movies so you can watch them anywhere. You can also use the bus’ WiFi or any portable internet connection to watch it online.

Listen to music

One of the most vital things you should bring with you if you’re going on a long bus ride is your earphones or headphones. Bringing those will let you listen to music while appreciating the scenery outside and also helps you to doze off. For those who can easily get carsick, listening to music is a more advisable activity than reading.

Packing Essentials for the frequent traveller

Packing Essentials for the frequent traveller

Ryjo Tours: Packing Essentials for the frequent traveller

One of the cripes of travelling is packing your clothes and making sure everything fits in your backpack. Frequent travellers have been living off their backpacks more than from their closets. They’ve already found a way to make sure that everything fits in their backpack without having them be a mess inside. Here are a few essentials you might need when packing.

Packing cubes

If you need a way to organize the items in your bag, especially your clothes, then packing cubes will be your best friend. Packing cubes are usually square or rectangular shaped individual bags that you can put anything in. This is a great way to organize your clothes since you can put the same types of clothes in one cube. This way, you know which cube to get specific clothes from.

Toiletry bag

Aside from packing cubes, a toiletry bag is a great way to keep these things in one place. When you need to take a shower, you just need to pick up your bag and everything will be there. No need to dive into your bag to look for that missing shampoo bottle. Additionally, this is a great way to pull out your toiletries immediately for airport inspection.

Make sure that all your toiletries follow the regulated amount especially for liquids such as shampoo, mouthwash and toothpaste.

Tech bag

With the number of gadgets people bring day-to-day, it’s no wonder most of them bring a lot of cords or accessories they need for them. Since these items are easily lost inside the bag, it’s better to have a small bag where you can put them all inside. Put in your power bank, cords, power brick and memory cards or USB drives if needed to make sure everything’s there. 


Your feet need to breathe too from time to time so instead of wearing shoes, you can opt to bring sandals instead. Not only are they stylish, but it also gives you a footwear option aside from your shoes. What makes them better than flip-flops is that they stay on your feet no matter what because of the secure straps. You can put these in their own packing cube, or a different bag to keep any dirt away from your clothes.

Versatile clothes

One thing that keeps you from packing the real essentials is when you pack those that are not. This is especially true with clothes. First-time travellers always make the mistake of packing clothes that they’re not sure if they’ll wear. What you can do is check the weather and the place you’re staying to determine what kinds of clothes to bring.

However, the basic clothes, aside from underwear, that you should bring are cotton t-shirts, pyjama pants, one pair of shorts and one pair of jeans. You can add either shorts or jeans depending on the weather. You can also bring a cotton jacket if you know it will be cold, or a rain jacket based on the weather.

Why you should take a much-deserved vacation

Why you should take a much-deserved vacation

 Why you should take a much-deserved vacation

Planning a vacation trip can be time-consuming, especially when you run out of ideas when it comes to fun activities. Vacations are supposed to ease your soul and calm your mind, not stress you out. Before you can even begin packing for your trip, you start worrying you might not make the most out of your planned holiday trip. 

“I can always just sleep to take a break! Why do I have to go on vacation?”

Yes, having a great sleep is also key in taking breaks and pressing the pause button. But going on a vacation trip away from your hometown and seeing new faces can benefit you in the long run. Vacations are necessary to ensure that work-life balance is still in place, and you’re not preventing yourself from knowing the simple pleasures of life.

For most people, the word ‘vacation’ itself already sounds expensive and stress-inducing. But did you know that you can take a vacation by simply visiting the nearest parks and art galleries or walking around nature? In taking a vacation, you are actively taking care of your mental and physical health. Here are some of the reasons why you should file that vacation leave and press the pause button:


Working for at least eight hours, five days a week can take a toll on you. Being constantly stressed with everyday tasks can increase your chances of having heart-related diseases. So make the most out of your weekend by sitting on a park bench and just disconnect from your responsibilities for a while! Read a book or jog around to release your worries and lessen your stress levels. Doing something as simple as this can already benefit your overall well-being.


Do you often find yourself crying in the shower and your emotions get too difficult to handle? It may be time for you to take a break and plan a vacation trip! Your daily routine might make you feel guilty for trying to escape your tasks but don’t let it stop you from doing something that will make you happy. When you take a break from your jobs and usual responsibilities, you recharge yourself in the best way possible and come back to your normal life with a fresh perspective.


Taking a vacation with your loved ones can help you maintain a good bond with them. Since people’s lives keep them from making time for their family and friends, vacations can help strengthen relationships and revive failing connections. Making shared experiences and great memories can add foundation to your bond, which is the most priceless of them all. You can finally talk to each other without worrying that you won’t finish your work and without the fear of bothering them.


Taking vacations can help you with productivity! If you are pushing yourself beyond your limits to the point of exhaustion, you won’t be able to function properly in your daily routine. This can affect your performance at work or in school. Taking regular vacations can help you feel more satisfied with what you do since you provide enough rest for your body and mind.

Ryjo Tours: US tour packages

Ryjo Tours: US tour packages

Whether you’re travelling alone or with a group, our US tour packages will bring you to the famous tourist attractions without hassle. All you have to do is sign up and enjoy the fun activities. Here are some of the tour packages we offer:

Madison Day Tour

Take a tour of the city of Madison, the capital of Wisconsin. Witness the beauty of Wisconsin State University, one of the prestigious universities in the Midwest.  As you explore the city, you will get to see the beauty of the Wisconsin River Valley that boasts a stunning view. 

Tour details

  • Days: 1 day
  • Number of people: 4 or more
  • Area: Chicago, Madison
  • Transportation: Exclusive vehicle
  • Guide: Lee Donghyuck

Tour plan

After meeting the guide of each tour branch, the participants will be taken by a dedicated vehicle to Madison, the capital of Wisconsin. The ride will take approximately 3 hours. 


  • Sightseeing in the quaint and serene downtown area
  • Lunch in a midwest-style restaurant
  • A tour in the House on the Rock, a famous tourist attraction located between the cities of Dodgeville and Spring Green. It is a uniquely-structured hillside house where you can find numerous exhibits. Some of the most famous ones include the following:
    • The World’s Largest Indoor Carousel attraction features a stunning carousel consisting of 20,000 lights, 183 chandeliers and 269 animals.
    • The infinity room is a 218-feet room with 3,000 pieces of glass that serve as windows for the tourist. It gives an exquisite and rare view of the nature that surrounds the house.
    • The Galleries Room displays the vast collection of armours, jewellery and unusual firearms from different parts of the world.
    • The Doll House Room showcases the meticulously handcrafted dollhouses with intricate details. The style of these houses will give you a glimpse into the Colonial to the Victorian era.
    • Take a trip back to the 19th century when you roam the Streets of Yesterday. This exhibit room is filled with impressive recreations of houses, stores and carriages of the 1800s. 
  • Visit the prestigious Wisconsin State University and its modern facilities
  • Depart for Chicago after the tour

After the event, you will be returned to the meeting point through the same dedicated vehicle. Those who signed up for the Night Scene tour will be directed to a high-end restaurant for dinner. 

You can also explore the different bars, shops and restaurants around the area if you don’t wish to go back to your accommodation yet. 

Milwaukee Day Tour

Visit Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city and join us in a beautiful downtown tour. You will get a free pass to the Harley-Davidson factory and the original Miller Beer factory where you can taste the freshly brewed drinks.

The tour includes a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum that boasts outstanding artworks, cultural items and modern facilities. 

Tour details

  • Days: 1 day
  • Number of people: 4 or more
  • Area: Chicago, Milwaukee
  • Transportation: Exclusive vehicle
  • Guide: Shia Choi

Tour plan

The assigned tour guide will meet all participants at the designated meet-up points. An exclusive vehicle dedicated to the event will take everyone to Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin. The trip will take about 2 hours at most.


  • Explore the Milwaukee Art Museum and bask in the beauty of the prized cultural artefacts, artworks and various decorative arts, prints and installations.
  • Have a bountiful lunch at a renowned restaurant near Lake Michigan 
  • Enjoy a relaxing cup of tea in a shop with a splendid view of a hill lined with 19th-century French-style mansions and buildings
  • Admire the old-fashioned buildings including the governor’s residence as the tour bus travels through downtown Milwaukee
  • Visit the Miller Brewery and get a free taste of their best-tasting beer
  • Stop by the stall that offers free postcards that can be delivered anywhere in the world
  • Experience a guided tour at the Harley Davidson factory for an additional cost
  • Prepare for departure back to Chicago

After the tour, you will be dropped off at the same meeting point where you were picked up. The schedule of the activities can be adjusted according to the preferences of the participants, provided that everyone agrees on the new schedule. 

For those who registered for the Night Scene tour, you will be directed to a restaurant with a great view of the city for dinner. 

Lincoln Day Tour

The Lincoln Day Tour is an exploration of the life and growth of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president and most respected president of the United States. A tour of Decatur, Lincoln’s childhood city and the President’s Memorial and historic sites in Springfield. 

It is an educational family program that allows the whole family to bond together in an informative and engaging activity.

Tour details

  • Days: 1 day
  • Number of people: 4 or more
  • Area: Chicago, Springfield
  • Transportation: Exclusive vehicle
  • Guide: Mark Rehas

Tour Plan

Make sure that you are at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time. An exclusive vehicle will pick up all participants and take them to Springfield, the capital city of Illinois.  The ride is estimated to take at least 2 hours and 30 minutes.


  • Arrive at Springfield and tour the Illinois State Capitol
  • Visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum which documents the entire life of the late president
  • Lunch at the famous seafood restaurant with a great view of the city
  • Take a tour at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site that exhibits the houses where the former president lived
  • Witness the beautiful brick building of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

If you registered for the Extended Tour promo, you shall be entitled to a tour around the city. The tour guide assigned to your group will introduce you to the best stores, restaurants and hangout places in the area. Since this extended tour does not follow a specific schedule, you can freely dine or shop at your own pace. 

Prestigious universities in Chicago

The University of Chicago, which produced more than 81 Nobel Prize winners, Princeton Northwestern University in the midwest, the Art Institute’s top Chicago Art Institute, the history of world architecture and design, and the University of Illinois, are among the best universities in Chicago that rival the Eastern Ivy League.

Now, in Chicago and the Midwest, the Ivy League Tour is an informative tour that doesn’t envy you.

Tour details

  • Days: 1 day
  • Number of people: 6 or more
  • Area: Chicago
  • Transportation: Exclusive vehicle
  • Guide: Megan Yang

Tour Plan

All participants of this tour shall be picked up from each meeting point and transferred to the University of Chicago. The tour will be guided and each part explained by Megan Yang, a professional tour guide.


  • Visit the renowned University of Chicago, one of the best universities in the world
  • Explore the Asian History Museum, School of Management, various monuments of well-known proponents in different fields
  • Witness the state-of-the-art facilities of the campus as you tour the different buildings and parks on the university premises
  • Sightseeing in Chinatown and lunch at a dim sum restaurant
  • Marvel at the collection of about 300,000 art pieces at the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the three major art museums in the United States
  • Get to know other excellent educational institutions in the area such as the Northwestern University and Kellogg School of Management
  • Bask in the beauty of Downtown Evanston and see what the city has to offer by exploring its various shops and restaurants

After the university tour and exploring the city, all participants must be back at the meeting point at the agreed time. If you are not at the area on time, the service shall only allow a grace period of 10 minutes. 

Architecture tour

The Architecture tour will show you the exquisite buildings and establishments in Chicago. This thematic tour is held to appreciate the major works of the Chicago School, as well as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 

Tour details

  • Days: 1 day
  • Number of people: 6 or more
  • Area: Chicago
  • Transportation: Exclusive vehicle
  • Guide: Fred Drique

Tour Plan

An exclusive vehicle will pick you up from the meeting point and drive you to downtown Chicago.


  • Visit the Illinois Institute of Technology and Crown Hall which is considered the finest work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • Explore the campus museum that shows a great view where Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline meet
  • Board the Chicago River Architecture Cruise certified by the Chicago Institute of Architects
  • Tour the famous buildings along Wecker Road and Michigan Avenue including the Marina City Centre, Merchandise Mart, Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower

If you wish to be picked up separate from other tourists, you can avail yourself of our Solo Service. Additional charges may be incurred depending on the location of your accommodation.

Reasons why you should go backpacking

Reasons why you should go backpacking

Backpacking is something you should experience once in your life. Going to new places, learning new things, and immersing yourself in different cultures is one of the best ways to learn about life. 

Through travelling, you can find yourself outside of your comfort zone and the things that bring you familiarity. Moreover, new places and people can widen your horizons and introduce you to concepts that you can’t learn from books. 

So, if you’re interested to go on an adventure, here are a few reasons why you should go backpacking: 

It will teach you practical skills and efficiency 

Backpacking is going to different places in a short period. This means that you’re moving at a faster pace compared to when you are travelling in one city. With backpacking, you need to bring only your essentials and live without technology. 

You will be forced to do things by hand. Moreover, you will learn how to eat on a budget and let go of things that please you. Learning these skills will help you fare well in the real world, especially if you want to live on your own and be independent. 

It gives you confidence 

Being on your own in a foreign place or country can be scary because you’re a stranger. But don’t fret! Over time, you will get used to this and will find yourself getting comfortable on your own. Once this happens, you’ll be more confident in standing in crowded places and not looking for people you know. 

You will learn how to be flexible 

Backpacking gives you time flexibility that won’t get when you’re living in the city. When you’re travelling, you will live day to day without ever planning what’s gonna happen. 

You can spend another day in a certain place or leave a day earlier than expected. Regardless, you will have full control over your time, which may never happen again once you fall back to your usual routine at home. 

You will meet friends and new people 

When you’re backpacking, you’re bound to meet fellow travellers who can be your companion throughout your adventure. Usually, you can bump into them through the same hostels or places that you’re visiting. 

Meeting new people is probably one of the best things you can experience. Additionally, you might bump into people who will become your long-term friends that you can talk to at any time.

You can collect memories and experiences 

One of the best things about backpacking is that you can collect memories and experiences that you can look back on after years have passed. It will bring you fond memories that will remind you of your adventures on the road. 

More information about travelling is available on our website. Learn the places you visit when you read our blogs and articles. 

Ryjo Tours: Tips for planning a vacation this 2021

Ryjo Tours: Tips for planning a vacation this 2021

Ryjo Tours: Tips for planning a vacation this 2021

For the whole duration of 2020, domestic and international travel has been on a temporary standstill because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments all over the world reminded their citizens to stay put at home to prevent further spread of the virus in their country. This has resulted in more than billions of losses for the travel economy. 

Now that the travel restrictions are beginning to ease this 2021, people all over the world are given a newfound hope of travelling again. Although there is still a lot to consider when planning for your 2021 travel goals, it’s still something that people can look forward to. 

With this in mind, here are some tips from Ryjo Tours on how to travel smart this 2021!

2021 travel tips

Some countries and tourist destinations have opened their doors to travellers this year to help recover from their losses last year. If you really want to travel and unwind after being trapped at home for a whole year, then here are some tips to keep in mind to keep yourself safe during your trip: 

  1. Get yourself checked for Covid-19

Even though you think you’ve followed safety precautions while in quarantine, it’s still smart to get yourself checked. A swab test followed by a 14-day self-isolation is a small price to pay if you really want to travel outside the country. 

  1. Follow the regional Covid-19 policies of the places you’ll visit

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a list of risk ratings by country from zero to level 3 that can help you plan your vacation accordingly. Although you have to keep in mind that, despite this list, various world leaders are still advising against unessential travel, including vacations. 

If you really want to take a vacation this year then the smart thing to do is research about the Covid-19 policies and regulations of the places you’ll visit. This way you get to keep yourself safe and responsible while travelling. 

  1. Consult a travel adviser

It’ll be a lot more expensive to consult with a travel advisor but in the case of a worldwide pandemic, this is the responsible thing to do. Consulting a travel adviser that knows how travel insurance works and can help you with additional requirements by various countries should be the norm this 2021. 

  1. Pack surgical masks 

Even with the vaccines beginning rounds this year, it’ll still take time for it to take effect on a wider scale. If you’re going to travel after getting vaccinated, still wear your mask for precaution so you won’t unwittingly spread the virus. Additionally, Covid-19 is still a fairly new virus that the world is facing and wearing masks is a good safety precaution to keep yourself and the others around you healthy. 

  1. Opt for cashless transactions

There are a lot of payment options nowadays given that cash transactions can increase your risk of getting the virus. Get your debit and credit cards ready or ask your bank if their cards can be used outside the country. Doing cashless transactions can help save you and those you transact with during your vacation.

Ryjo Tours: Safety tips while on a tour

Ryjo Tours: Safety tips while on a tour

Ryjo Tours: Safety tips while on a tour

Even before there was a worldwide pandemic that has shaken everyone to their core and made global economies pause, taking a trip or traveling in general were not without risks. Now that a more imposing virus is out there that threatens people’s health and vaccines that are not 100% effective, everyone has to be more careful these days if they need to travel.

Most governments suggest that traveling or going anywhere should only occur if it’s absolutely necessary. Jetting off to one part of the country to another at a moment’s notice just because is no longer possible because it imposes risk to everyone and not just to the jetsetter.

Here are a few safety tips that you can follow while traveling at this time here in Ryjo Tours:

  • Plan accordingly

Creating a travel plan before was not always necessary. Most people had an idea where to go and what to do once they had finally decided on a destination but that is no longer possible these days. To properly protect yourself and lessen risks to others, it is better if you make a detailed plan on how you’re going to travel, the route you’re going to take, accommodations, and activities you can do.

After all, one careless mistake can be an opportunity to get affected which is something that you don’t want. Additionally, you need to take into consideration that you would need quarantine for 14 days after getting to your destination. 

  • Always disinfect to stay unaffected

Now this one might sound a bit paranoid but drastic and safety measures need to be taken in order to stay healthy. Make sure to always have alcohol with a minimum of 70% solution with you to spritz on your hands whenever you touch surfaces. Or if you don’t, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands. Keep in mind as well that you should avoid touching your face at all times.

  • Limit the activities

Going on vacation or going somewhere in general with an intent to unwind often means that there are quite a few things you want to do to destress. However during a pandemic, it is better if you limit your activities to one or two things. Additionally, it’s better if these things are purely located in one place so you do not risk yourself or your friends and family by unknowingly contracting the virus while you were having fun.

  • Masks on at all times

This is one thing that’s not only a precaution while traveling but it still needs to be said cause it helps fight off the virus. Wearing a mask at all times and social distancing help lessen the transmission of the virus. Make sure that if you’re talking to someone that your mask is on at all times, covering your mouth and your nose.

Additionally if you have to drink or eat anything, you can lower your mask but make sure to put it on soon as you are done.

Ryjo Tours vacation 101: How often should you plan trips in a year

Ryjo Tours vacation 101: How often should you plan trips in a year

Ryjo Tours vacation 101: How often should you plan trips in a year

At Ryjo Tours, we believe that the key to a wonderful vacation is to explore and discover more about the world. A vacation isn’t complete if you don’t get to relax and learn something new from your journey. With this in mind, our team dedicates this page to serve as your guide on deciding how often you should travel. Check out the advice from the Ryjo Tours staff below!

Vacation days from work are there for a purpose

It doesn’t matter when you want to use your vacation days but it’s imperative that you use them because it’s there for a purpose. The longer that you put off your days off, the more burnout you’ll feel. It would even intensify as time goes by if you don’t use your vacation leaves. 

For the Ryjo Tours team, it’s better that you plan one long vacation every year and spread out short trips on the weekends. You can strategize your vacation leaves by planning this ahead of time. Don’t be afraid to take a vacation because you deserve it!

How often should you travel?

At a minimum, you should at least travel once a year and it should be a long trip. But for Ryjo Tours, it should be more than that. As was mentioned before, you should plan short vacations on top of the major trip you’ll be taking each year. It’s even better if you manage to plan two long trips in a year because it’ll take your mind off the pressures of everyday life. 

Take advantage of your vacation days, weekends and holidays every year! You’ll be surprised at how many vacations you can insert in your yearly schedule if you put your mind to it. 

According to studies, your long vacations should at least be 8 days! If you’re courageous enough, you can extend it to 14 days to maximize your trip. Long vacations can help you manage stress and burnout that you may be feeling at work or in your personal life. 

Some people prefer taking shorter vacations over longer trips because they want to maximize the time off they are allowed at work. This is also okay because one of the good things about shorter vacations is that you can plan it many times in a year. If this is the case, then you always have something to look forward to and it’ll limit your burnout to a minimum. 

Vacations are worth it!

Planning your vacation solely depends on you. No one can tell you what you can and can’t do with the time off that you have from work. But always keep in mind that taking vacations are worth it because you get to relax and discover a lot of things at the same time. For a better vacation experience, book a trip with Ryjo Tours to explore the wonders of North America!

Ryjo Tours: Why it’s beneficial for you to take a vacation every year

Ryjo Tours: Why it’s beneficial for you to take a vacation every year

Ryjo Tours: Why it’s beneficial for you to take a vacation every year

Taking a vacation at least once every year is important for your wellbeing. It’s the perfect time for you to relax and unwind from your worries especially in work and your personal life. Many people may not know this but there are plenty of health benefits that you can get from taking a vacation. 

At Ryjo Tours, we believe that having a great vacation can help improve both your heart and mind. There are many sources of stress that can bring you down everyday and escaping even for a little while can help lighten your spirit. 

Taking the time off from work shouldn’t be a bad thing in your life. A lot of experts would argue that you need that to avoid getting stressed and burnt out. Take advantage of your vacation leaves and plan for your dream vacation as soon as you can so there’s something for you to look forward to this year. You’ll surely need it to recharge your batteries so you can face life better once you get back. 

Benefits of taking a vacation

A lot of people have no idea how vacations can help improve the overall quality of their lives. Oftentimes they neglect this need because of work and responsibilities that they’re too afraid to leave behind. But that should not be the case because it’s perfectly okay to think about yourself from time to time. 

You should think about vacations as a way to keep you going because there will always come a time when you’ll eventually get tired. If you’re still unconvinced about this then here are some of the benefits of taking a much-awaited trip away from your routine:

Breaking your normal routine can increase mindfulness

Vacations can make you feel more present and stimulated because you’re now able to break from your usual routine. Doing the same things everyday can make your life monotonous and a vacation can help keep your mind active. 

Moreover, once you break from your routine, your stress level will drastically decrease which can improve your mood. Relax and rejuvenate during your vacation so that your mind can also take a break. This way, once you go back to your usual routine, you’ll be able to function a lot better.  

It’s good for the mental health

More often than not, going to work everyday can be a constant source of stress that leads to you burning out. This is why you shouldn’t take your vacation leaves for granted because it can help improve your mental health. Constant stress can take a toll on your mind and avoiding things to help you get through it will just make things unbearable for you. 

Mental exhaustion is not an easy thing to go through and it will lead to further anxiety or depression. Vacations can help you combat this because you’ll be able to feel calmer and more collected because you get to experience things outside your usual routine. You’ll notice that after a vacation you’ll feel a lot more productive because your brain got the mental boost that it needs.

Prevents heart diseases

According to studies, there is a chance for people to contract heart diseases when they continuously skip taking a vacation. It may be a shock to hear at first but experts are backing this up with countless data that you can search on the internet. 

Stress is a big contributor to heart diseases so when you’re feeling a bit too overwhelmed than usual, then maybe it’s time for you to take a long break from work. It’s also a good idea to plan your vacation ahead of time so you have something to look forward to during that year. 

A vacation isn’t a foolproof plan to cure heart diseases so you need to check in with your doctor annually to get a fuller picture. 

Your productivity will improve

It’s important to be productive at work but the everyday grind can actually prevent you from reaching your full potential. When you do the same thing everyday, you’ll become more tired and grumpy as time goes by. This can in turn affect your productivity at work that is why it’s good to spice things up with a vacation.

Once you go back from a fun trip to the destination of your dreams, you’ll find yourself more in tune with your work which means your productivity level is increasing. Taking a needed break from work is important to keep you happy to help you reach your full potential. 

Water can make your brain feel happier

The clear blue waters of the ocean can keep your mind away from worries so schedule a trip to your favourite beach on your next vacation. Experts believe that there is a calming effect when you hear the ocean waves. Your worries are kept at bay and your mood drastically changes from feeling sad to being happy. 

The ocean can be your source of clarity during tough situations so take the time off that you have been craving since the beginning of the year. There are tons of beaches that you can visit to take a break from your busy life. 

Better sleep

Doing the everyday grind can leave you with a lot of things in mind which makes it harder to sleep at night. Not being able to rest properly can drag your energy the next day making you less productive and a lot grumpier than usual. 

You can help ease all these worries that keep you awake at night when you go on a vacation. Your mind needs to see a new environment away from your usual routine. It’ll help you ease your worries and will help you sleep better at night. 

Strengthen relationships with the people around you

Going on a vacation with your loved ones can make them feel special especially if you’ve been too engrossed at work. Oftentimes people take their relationships for granted because they’re too busy and it leads to misunderstandings and fights. Although taking a vacation isn’t a foolproof plan to solve this problem, it can definitely help improve the situation. 

You’ll be able to spend more time with the people you love when you’re on vacation with them. It’s a bonding experience that you shouldn’t take for granted because it is an important part of keeping your relationship intact. 

Planning trips boost your happiness

Taking the time to extensively plan for your vacation can help make you feel happier with your life. This is because you now have something to look forward to after spending months of working hard. It becomes your motivation to keep working hard because you have a prize waiting for you at the finish line.

The time leading up to your vacation can even elevate your mood and help you be more productive in work and your personal life. Your mood will even improve a notch higher during the vacation itself. 

Make it a point to plan a trip every year so that you always have something to look forward to. It’s even better if you scatter short trips throughout the year to break the monotony of your everyday grind. 

The bottom line

Vacations are a way for people to give their minds and bodies the nourishment they need. Taking time away from the normal stresses from work and daily life can go a long way to improve your overall health in both the physical and mental aspects. You’ll even have a newer perspective in life that you gain from the adventures and countless experiences that vacation can give you. 

To enjoy the full benefits of a good vacation, bring the essentials on your pack so you don’t have to worry about small things while on the trip. Here are some of the vacation must-haves that should always be included in your luggage:

  • Lightweight clothing
  • Sweaters
  • T-shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Shoes and sandals
  • Pajamas
  • Hat and sun visors
  • Scarf
  • Swimsuits
  • Travel speakers
  • Charger
  • Complete toiletries and/or feminine hygiene items
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Sewing kit
  • Lightweight and easy to read book

Not having to constantly worry about the small things about your trip can also contribute to your peace of mind so get your checklist ready! The awaited vacation of your life is waiting for you this year. 

Keep in mind that you also need to destress from your usual hustle and bustle. It wouldn’t help in the long run if you keep living in constant stress because your body will eventually catch up. It’s okay to keep doing your best in terms of work and even in your personal life but taking the time off is an essential part of properly caring for yourself.