What is a getaway in the context of holidays, journeys and other articles connected to days off? Well, a getaway is a short vacation. It can as well be a place remote from everyday life you go to for a vacation.
Have you ever imagined how many types of getaways there are? Frankly speaking, you can easily link a getaway to any occasion and enjoy your time following the motto that fits the very moment and mood.
For example, have you by chance heard about a girlfriend getaway? No stupid associations, please. It's just a good chance for women to have a little rest from their beloved men (husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, etc.). The women agree on some particular day and time, leave their darlings and enjoy themselves to the fullest.
This particular getaway from everyday burdens isn't timed to any date or event. It is spontaneous. People try to take any opportunity not to answer the "calls of duty" (life would be so monotonous colored only with those strict cold hues of everyday responsibilities). It does in no way mean that you should neglect you duties, responsibilities, work and all other necessities. Just do not forget about the sun and the stars, the sky and the wind, and the main thing - that you can share them with your beloved.
Romantic getaways are just the thing you need to add to the sky and stars. You are completely wrong if you are sure that a romantic getaway implies a faraway journey, a light sea breeze and deserted beaches. It is you yourself and your sweetheart that create the mood, the surroundings do not really matter. (Though, a night club or some other over-packed place or a messy room certainly wouldn't fit). Walking hand-in-hand in silence along the quiet evening streets of a neighboring town or speaking of nothing important isn't less romantic than a Jamaica voyage. You both should be incurable romantics at heart. This is the only detail to ensure you really have a romantic getaway and not simply a bonk on board of a luxury cruise ship.
There are two particular types of getaways that are closely related to the one mentioned just above. These are wedding and honeymoon getaways. Nowadays young couples prefer a destination wedding which then gradually transforms into honeymoon. Though, a wedding getaway does not necessarily mean that you should go somewhere far away, i.e. have a cruise or abroad wedding. You may as well choose to celebrate your wedding party in a park, garden, forest, on a river beach or even arrange for a cowboy-style wedding, so to say, your wedding will be an outdoor wedding. All these are a sort of wedding getaways. If you want something more eccentric, organize a Vegas wedding getaway - Vegas Helicopter or Walking Tour or Vegas Yacht Weddings will fit just okay. Do not forget to revise your budget first, that are not cheap affairs. Las Vegas Camelot Wedding may be completed with a night in King Arthur's bedroom, equipped with modern utensils. A night in the castle is also a kind of a wedding getaway.
Honeymoons may as well follow the wedding in several days time. Then you have to make some special arrangements for your honeymoon getaway.
Now, there are also some calendar getaways. Take care, we are not speaking here of such well-known holydays as the New Year. Though, the days we are going to mention might be of no less importance for you. These are Father's Day getaway and Mother's Day getaway, June 19 and the second Sunday in May, respectively. When planning a Father's (Mother's) day getaway you should first check the calendar to find out whether you dad (or/and mum) are free on that day. If they are try to carefully discover their plans for the day. You all could have just a wonderful one-day or even a weekend getaway.
By the way, an ordinary weekend can be a perfect reason for spending your free time somewhere away from home, that is, have a weekend getaway. There are plenty of places to go. You may choose a trip to Europe or a camping trip.
That depends both on your valet and taste (on the first one, for the most part).
So, well, now you have at least a rough idea of what a getaway is. To end the list (attention: end, not complete) we shall mention just two more types of getaways. These are, in particular, spa getaways and last minute getaways.
Spa is a place where you can relax and improve you health, for example, a swimming pool, sauna, fitness rooms, etc. You may just occasionally visit such a place as well as put a spa getaway on a regular basis. You can also journey to a spa resort.
Now we have come to last minutes getaways. When was the last time you threw a bunch of clothes in a bag, jumped in the car, and took off on a spontaneous trip? Most things in life take more planning now that you've got responsibilities, like a job or kids. But luckily, travel doesn't have to be one of those things. Probably the strongest reason people don't travel spontaneously is the cost. Most affordable airplane tickets have advance-purchase requirements. Rental cars, too, are usually more expensive if you don't have a reservation. And hotels can be just plain risky if you don't have a plan. Who wants to be caught in a strange city with no place to stay? But there are internet sites where you can make reservations only several hours before a flight departs and even book a hotel or rent a car. So give free rain to your imagination, forget that you are a respectable citizen and fly off.
Really, there are much more types of getaways but it will take too much space and time to mention them all; by the way, you can always invent your personal-matter getaways and enjoy yourself to the full extent.