Quiet Spots

No matter what you're going through, there are moments when you want a peaceful space to recharge or just have some down time.

Faraway getaways are an option, but oftentimes, you crave a spot nearby. Whether it's a few hours or a weekend, a quick escape maybe is what is doable and beneficial.

When you are feeling so exhausted and overwhelmed it can be hard to think of a spot near by.

There is starting to be a shift in how people classify travel for rest, bereavement or unwinding, but unless you know what term you should be searching for, it can frustrating at best or adding to your overwhelm at worst.

This is why we created Quiet Spots.

Giving you resources, and ideas for spots close to home and if you wish, further away too. And because overwhelm can happen so easily, each post is only 3 suggestions.

As we expand Quiet Spots, we aim to enhance the recommendations to help you discover what would be most beneficial or healing for you today. From general ideas to location specific we will have you covered.

We ultimately want this to be sourced by the community!

Please comment in any post for now about your recommendations for quiet spots. By commenting you are allowing us to use your comment and name in a future post.

We are looking for general and specific locations recommendations!

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Useful Travel Terms Defined

What is Bereavement Travel?

Bereavement Travel is commonly defined as immediate travel because of the death of a loved one.

Most airline used to offer reduced airfare for Bereavement Travel. As of 2024 only a few airlines worldwide still offer a discount.

In part because there are 3rd party sites that can offer cheaper airfare.

What is a 'Griefcation' ?

This is a relatively newer term. It is used to designate travel or a vacation after a death. Where the traveler is looking for a way to process their grief in a different way than staying at home. This can be closer to home or further away it's up to the person grieving. On social media it is commonly seen as #griefcation.

What is Respite Travel or Respite Vacation?

Respite Travel is a term used for travel or vacation for family caregivers who are emotionally and/ or physically experiencing burnout. This can include anything from a few hours away from their loved to several days away.

A 2023 study suggests about 53 million Americans are doing some form of caregiving for a spouse, an elderly parent or a child with special needs. This number is only expected to grow. Which means respite travel and respite vacations are going to be more common.

What is a 'Daycation'?

A 'Daycation' is getting away from your daily routine for the day. It is typically used when someone is feeling overwhelmed or stressed.

'Daycation' is a broader vacation term but still can be beneficial for someone who is looking for quieter spots.

It might mean going to the next city over and spending a day there or maybe traveling to a spot a few hours away. Where the drive might also be considered part of the time to decompress.

What is a 'Staycation'

A 'Staycation' is about staying close to home and exploring places in your area that you may not have seen before.

'Staycation' is a broader vacation term but still can be beneficial for someone who is looking for quieter spots.

What is Sleep Tourism?

Sleep Tourism is all about getting rest and having to time to relax and recuperate. It can also called 'sleepcation', 'napcation', or 'sleep-cation'.

Sleep Tourism is a broader vacation term but can be extremely beneficial for someone who is looking for quieter spots.

There are a growing number of hotels and such who are marketing to the sleep tourism industry. Making it easier for you to find a spot to just sleep.

  • Useful Travel Term Definitions

    Useful Travel Term Definitions

    The definitions below can help you narrow your search when you are looking for a quiet restful spot. From "griefcation" to "sleep tourism" there are so many travel terminologies it...

    Useful Travel Term Definitions

    The definitions below can help you narrow your search when you are looking for a quiet restful spot. From "griefcation" to "sleep tourism" there are so many travel terminologies it...

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  • 3 Quiet Nature Spots in the Twin Cities

    3 Quiet Nature Spots in the Twin Cities

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