need small vacation ideas, nothing stressful please.

I'm taking 2 weeks off of working on my website (i have things scheduled to come out). Keep in mind I live in the UK and I'm looking to not spend too much money, I'm still dealing with issues and have been working on my site pretty much from February. Apart from catching up on a few games shows and films I want to go out to a few places and need some ideas please

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  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Without knowing details like whether you want to travel, or just stay in your hometown, or where you live-

    Some things I like to do to take a short break- The major theme is- Lose track of time, be present in the moment, limit technology use, and don't spend a ton of money (spending money is stressful for me, but if it's not for you then strike that part).

    Go to a cafe or even sit at home and have coffee or a cup of tea, sit and drink it while it's still hot (which I can never manage to do when I am working), don't look at your phone and just lose track of time. 

    Go to a place nearby that has something nice to look at- whether it's a beach, a city park with floral gardens, a walk by a river, etc. Take a slow walk and observe the details of whatever is around you. It's Ok to use your phone to take photos but again try not to look too much at your phone.

    Go to a gallery or museum and walk around looking at art, history, whatever the focus of the museum is. Let yourself take time with one or two pieces that really speak to you. Don't take photos here; it is generally frowned upon to take photos in museums. I'm not sure how museums work in the UK, but here many of them have a free night each month, and a lot of smaller ones are either free or just ask for whatever donation you can make, as a price of admission. A lot of places also have "art walks" where it's organized around one night a month (first Thursday is common in Seattle) and it's a festive event where you can walk around a whole neighborhood and take in a lot of different gallery shows.

    It's getting to be summertime- is there any kind of outdoor festival going on that might have free or low price admission where you can either experience another culture or just listen to music, try new food etc? 
  • Without knowing details like whether you want to travel, or just stay in your hometown, or where you live-


    Some things I like to do to take a short break- The major theme is- Lose track of time, be present in the moment, limit technology use, and don't spend a ton of money (spending money is stressful for me, but if it's not for you then strike that part).

    Go to a cafe or even sit at home and have coffee or a cup of tea, sit and drink it while it's still hot (which I can never manage to do when I am working), don't look at your phone and just lose track of time. 

    Go to a place nearby that has something nice to look at- whether it's a beach, a city park with floral gardens, a walk by a river, etc. Take a slow walk and observe the details of whatever is around you. It's Ok to use your phone to take photos but again try not to look too much at your phone.

    Go to a gallery or museum and walk around looking at art, history, whatever the focus of the museum is. Let yourself take time with one or two pieces that really speak to you. Don't take photos here; it is generally frowned upon to take photos in museums. I'm not sure how museums work in the UK, but here many of them have a free night each month, and a lot of smaller ones are either free or just ask for whatever donation you can make, as a price of admission. A lot of places also have "art walks" where it's organized around one night a month (first Thursday is common in Seattle) and it's a festive event where you can walk around a whole neighborhood and take in a lot of different gallery shows.

    It's getting to be summertime- is there any kind of outdoor festival going on that might have free or low price admission where you can either experience another culture or just listen to music, try new food etc? 
    Thank you for the excellent ideas I shall consider all of them. I don't know how relaxing it could be but and I've never done it before but I'm thinking of going to a strip club just to look at the girls and have a drink?

  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    LOL, that might be relaxing but somewhat outside the scope of what I normally do for fun, so you are on your own there haha
    KingKobra
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    I will say- I've had guy friends who liked strip clubs a lot, and other guy friends who found them depressing.
    KingKobraMurderbear
  • Strip clubs can be fun, but the older I get, the more I dislike them....it's a LOT of money, with little return....if you have the cash to blow, the go ahead, but otherwise I'd avoid it.
  • voodooratvoodoorat Atlanta
    edited May 30
    Go hiking and see something amazing.  Strip clubs are depressing places, imo (I've had fun at strip clubs before but more often I've been just kind of bummed/creeped out, they lay bare (so to speak) semi-aggressive objectification of people, both ways).  I also always found it to be stressful, because the girls will constantly come by and try to solicit table dances.  If you are stressed by the fifty people in blue shirts at Best Buy who bum rush you to ask you what you want when you're just browsing (like me), you probably will be stressed by that constant stream of soliciting strippers.
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited May 30
    Strip clubs are expensive. Also if you were thinking of rolling in there solo I'd recommend going with 3+ pals instead. Not the best place maybe either if you're dealing with issues like you mentioned. They can exploit that.

    I recommend at least just 1 morning getting up and about before the sun rises. The whole world seems very different and exciting right before the sun rises. A roof, a meadow, a park...be somewhere cool to watch the sun rise and illuminate everything. It's peaceful and nice. Then I'd recommend doing something active like riding a bike, taking a long walk, or hiking in a pretty place outdoors in a place that's outside of your routine. You can get back home and chill and watch those movies or play some video games afterwards. Then if you got the scratch for it, towards the end of your time off go get a nice affordable full body massage somewhere. I don't mean anything seedy, just a regular massage. Us guys can pamper ourselves and enjoy a nice massage every now and then too. If you're stressed it will loosen your whole body up and relax your mind too.
    voodooratakritenbrinkKingKobra
  • AjasAjas Seattle, WA
    I would echo Angie's comment about excluding technology. That helps a LOT in terms of relaxing (although it is terrifying at first!)

    That was one great thing about the island Cayes of Belize... Internet is universally terrible so if what you want eats more than 10kB/s, it just ain't happenin. You forget about your phone pretty quickly.
    akritenbrink
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Strip clubs are the most depressing places in the world. I had a boss who used to have meetings there (don't ask), so I was forced to sit in a few. It's one of the things that helped turn me into the raging, angry feminist I am today.
    akritenbrink
  • Ok maybe strip clubs isn't a good idea then (I just thought it would be nice to see some other girls and have a drink). I'll have to have a look at what's available around me
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Do they have burlesque clubs where you are? Could be a nicer adventure, though not sure how pricy they are.
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited May 30
    Fuck it man you know what, if that's what you wanna do then no judging. To quote one of my favorite bands "If it feels good do it even if you shouldn't
    don't let people mess you around
    feels good do it even if you shouldn't
    nobody can mess you around"

    Get a free a lunch buffet, drink the minimum on the cheapest beer and get out of there before they get you.
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    I never went to strip clubs, but when I went to regular clubs I would just bring whatever cash I could afford to spend that night and wouldn't get me too drunk, and leave the rest, and my cards, at home. That way I didn't overspend while drinking. Same with casinos. Might be a good approach to strip clubs.
  • Frakkin TFrakkin T Currently Offline
    Go spend a few days in Amsterdam! I used to date a British girl and we definitely went over there for a quick 3 or 4 day break a few times. You can probably fly there and back for cheap, and there are a bunch of hostels to stay in.
    Hatorianhisdudeness915
  • emnofseattleemnofseattle Mason County, Washington USA
    edited May 30
    iMatty94 said:

    I'm taking 2 weeks off of working on my website (i have things scheduled to come out). Keep in mind I live in the UK and I'm looking to not spend too much money, I'm still dealing with issues and have been working on my site pretty much from February. Apart from catching up on a few games shows and films I want to go out to a few places and need some ideas please

    Where in the UK abouts do you live? and what's the maximum distance you're willing to go? 

    And do you own/have affordable access to a car? 
  • emnofseattleemnofseattle Mason County, Washington USA
    edited May 30

    KingKobra said:

    Strip clubs can be fun, but the older I get, the more I dislike them....it's a LOT of money, with little return....if you have the cash to blow, the go ahead, but otherwise I'd avoid it.

    And why blow it? if you know the right bars getting more then glorified cuddling is free
  • KingKobra said:

    Strip clubs can be fun, but the older I get, the more I dislike them....it's a LOT of money, with little return....if you have the cash to blow, the go ahead, but otherwise I'd avoid it.

    And why blow it? if you know the right bars getting more then glorified cuddling is free
    Because it's HIS money, he can do what he wants with it. (If everything else is taken care of) ...I don't think it's a "healthy" place to go, but if the OP is set on it, so be it. There have been a number of good suggestions made.
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    Frakkin T said:

    Go spend a few days in Amsterdam! I used to date a British girl and we definitely went over there for a quick 3 or 4 day break a few times. You can probably fly there and back for cheap, and there are a bunch of hostels to stay in.

    Second.
  • emnofseattleemnofseattle Mason County, Washington USA
    KingKobra said:

    KingKobra said:

    Strip clubs can be fun, but the older I get, the more I dislike them....it's a LOT of money, with little return....if you have the cash to blow, the go ahead, but otherwise I'd avoid it.

    And why blow it? if you know the right bars getting more then glorified cuddling is free
    Because it's HIS money, he can do what he wants with it. (If everything else is taken care of) ...I don't think it's a "healthy" place to go, but if the OP is set on it, so be it. There have been a number of good suggestions made.
    Oh no judgements, just cracking a joke,
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