It’s so true, isn’t it? We work for the weekend. When it’s Monday, we dread getting out of bed. Wednesday we make camel jokes just to incorporate humor to get through a couple more days. And by Friday, the moods are lighter, the tones are sweeter and we feel like life can begin. It’s no wonder there are nearly 18 million #tgif hashtags on Instagram. Yeah, society is craving the weekend.
In some ways, it’s sad. In other ways, gosh, I am so thankful for the weekend. To recharge. Work out. Sleep in. Travel. Have a dinner party. Travel. Play with Zoey. Enjoy my favorite bottle of white wine. Perhaps, ahem, travel. Watch a movie with Rick. Explore a new city. Try a new restaurant. Jump on a plane to visit a friend. Read a book. Write. Travel. All these things happen on the weekend.
And, ladies and gents, I am so thrilled to share with you a project I had just a bit of involvement with at work that addresses this desire – and execution – to live life on the weekends…and…travel 😉 Of course, you can live life during the week as well. But, this is focused on helping every day consumers like me and you have a better weekend. Making more memories, drinking more wine from around the globe, sharing experiences with those closest to us.
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I bring to you the SPG Weekend Channel, designed to bring you inspiration and tips to turn on your weekend. And my challenge to you is this. Summer is quickly (gasp) approaching. Let SPG guide you a bit. Play around on this site. Daydream. And plan a weekend away. It can be a staycation. A road trip. A short flight. A long flight. With girlfriends. Boyfriends. Spouses. Moms. Dads. Dogs. Kids. Whoever. Wherever. Whatever.
Because here’s the thing. Life is short. The world is big. You have the vacation time. And you need a weekend away. Seriously. Don’t put this off. I promise you won’t regret it. I have taken MANY trips that pushed me outside my comfort zone financially, emotionally, physically, mentally. And I don’t regret not ONE of those trips. Not one. And for me, traveling has literally brought me to places that have given me new perspectives on life. A clear mind to focus, to make big decisions. A platform to dance, sleep, eat and drink. A village to meet strangers. A city to connect with old friends. No regrets, weekends maximized.
Because this is what life is about, isn’t it? Experiences, not things. So what do you say? Are you ready to turn on your weekend this summer? Here are a few city guides to inspire you a bit. If you need a travel companion, just ping me, I’m in 😉