When you get sober, your life will change in many ways. From the activities, you participate in and enjoy, to the people you spend time with. It will also impact your travel plans as well. For many, a vacation includes just sitting by the beach or the pool, sipping a drink all day. However, you do not have to worry that you will never be able to have an enjoyable getaway anymore. There are many ways to enjoy a vacation without drinking.

How-to: Enjoy a Vacation Without Drinking: Enjoy a Getaway While Sober

Increased Enjoyment

While you may be concerned that you will not be able to enjoy a vacation without drinking, you may find that you actually enjoy them more. For one, you will no longer have to nurse a hangover the next morning. This will leave you feeling great and ready to enjoy your trip. With this new energy, you will be able to do and see more, or be more present and remember your vacation. You will also be able to participate in more activities during your trip. Scuba diving, swimming in the ocean, or exploring the area while intoxicated? Probably not a great idea. When you are sober, you will be able to participate in all of the activities you would like to.

Types of Vacations

It is important to note that not every type of vacation will be easy to do while sober. Some will provide more temptations and make it more difficult to vacation without drinking. All-inclusive resorts can be challenging to some who are trying to avoid alcohol. This is because there is free-flowing alcohol available to you at no charge at any time. Good alternatives include wellness, meditation or spa retreats, or even go hiking out in nature. Most national or state parks do not allow alcohol or provide easy access to alcohol. While cities have bars, there are plenty of other options like sight-seeing, theatre and sporting events to go to.

In some countries, drinking is not common or not allowed. This will reduce your temptation, and provide plenty of activities that you can enjoy while sober. Unlike party-based destinations, you will not feel pressure to be drinking in areas like the middle east. If you are really struggling coming up with a trip, look into sober travel groups like Sober Vacations International.