Make memories and lose the stress with this platonic travel guide.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Pack your bags and get ready to relax! In case you didn’t get the memo, all vacations aren’t meant to be thrill-seeking, never-ending parties; some of us just want to lay somewhere extra cute and chill. We’ve got you (and your pals) covered with this zen-vibes-only guide for your next getaway.
We’re betting you have more than a few destinations on your wanderlust bucket list. But one of the perks of planning a low-key friend trip is making an “it” destination of wherever you’re staying.
Our advice? Lean into the things you don’t get to do when you’re at home and apart — from exploring natural and historic spaces to diving deep into one (or a few) of your shared interests with an in-person tour or class. Want some inspo on how to get there? Trippy.com is great for planning go-at-your-own-pace road trip routes, while WhatsHalfway.com recommends in-the-middle cities based on places to stay, play, and dine.
Let’s assume you’ll be doing some actual chilling on this chill friend getway. Our BFF-approved podcast playlist is perfect for making the most of flights and long drives. Meanwhile, our spa day cheat sheet was made for “let’s stay in and order room service” days and just about any day after a big night out. (Plus, it’s nice to see the people we care about make those rest commitments happen for real, are we right?)
Let’s be real: the reason you want to travel with certain friends is because they make the “in-between” moments (from getting ready to go out, to people-watching from your pool chair) even more fun. Honor those little rituals — and take ‘em to a whole new level — with touches like chill beats to set the energy of the space where you’re staying, good-for-you-foods to snack on, and thought-provoking books or articles to inspire convos and connection.
And, ICYMI: We launched a suite of travel-perfect starter sets! Inspired by our favorite skin, body, and soul-nourishing rituals, they’re sized perfectly for taking on the road… or gifting to friends for an instant travel upgrade.
What’s your favorite chill-cation to date? Share in the comments!