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Finding rejuvenation on your vacation

Looking to truly escape while on holiday? Check out these mind, body and soul vacation ideas from Travelzoo.
/ Source: TODAY

Needing a vacation from your vacation?  With an average vacation time of only 13 days a year in the US, many people have a tendency to plan as much as possible into a few days and return exhausted.

According to Travelzoo deal expert Gabe Saglie, the issue lies in not only a lack of vacation time but as travel to far away and exotic places becomes more affordable, and there are many more options for travel, the temptation to take in as much as possible increases.

Saglie offers three tips to help you avoid post-travel exhaustion:

1. Give yourself extra time
To minimize stress give yourself extra time to get around while on vacation and add in an extra day at the end of your vacation to be at home rather than rushing back to work.

2. Detach from work and everyday stresses
Consciously detach from technology while you are away.  At work, set parameters and let people know when you will not be available.

3. Plan your vacation time wisely
Just as you build in time for sightseeing and activities, build in relaxation time.

Travelzoo recommends these vacation ideas that will relax your mind, body and soul:

Relax your Mind
Stress is our mental and physical reaction to external pressures like work, relationships and everyday life.  For a rejuvenation of the mind try a 4-day houseboat getaway on picturesque Lake Powell.  For only $1,390 you can explore some of the most beautiful scenery in Arizona and Utah at your own pace.  It’s the perfect way to relax and get away from it all, plus the fact that this deal is $800 off the regular price will only contribute to your peace of mind.

De-stress your Body
The luxurious Pacuare Lodge in Costa Rica is the perfect place to de-stress your body.  From relaxing in a riverside hammock to flying down a zip line on a canopy tour or having a therapeutic rainforest massage, Pacuare Lodge offers a variety of physical activities.  The lodge just released a special of only $260 per person for an entire 2-day package.  This deal includes transfers from your hotel in San Jose, river rafting to the lodge, high-end accommodations in the rainforest and all meals.

Rejuvenate your Soul
India and Nepal are places that enhance spirituality and encourage introspection.  Imagine doing yoga in the Nepalese mountains or experiencing a genuine prayer ritual at a Hindu temple.  Packages to India and Nepal start from just $2,599 per person for 15 days and include airfare from New York, upscale accommodations, tours, meals and an experienced English speaking tour director.

For more information on these and other rejuvenation travel deals visit