3 Reasons to Choose a Lighthouse Vacation

In a world we are more connected than we have ever been before; people are looking for variety and ways to disconnect. Hotels are no longer the go-to destination for a place to stay on vacation. If you’re one of those people; thirsting for an experience that is new, different, and interesting; have you considered staying in a lighthouse and enjoy a lighthouse vacation?

lighthouse vacation, Westerhever Lighthouse, North Friesland, Germany
Westerhever Lighthouse, North Friesland, Germany

Here are three great reasons why a lighthouse could be the ideal destination for your next vacation.

Lighthouse Vacation Gives You Quality Alone-Time

Lighthouse keepers have always had a reputation as lone-wolves, enhanced by the fact that they live in secluded lighthouses. But, you don’t need to be a loner to want to spend a week or two in a lighthouse and reap the benefits. In such a fast-paced world, where life seems to be passing in the blink of an eye, we all need time for ourselves, time to relax, recharge, and de-stress.

If leaving work, emails, and the constant electronic connection behind is difficult for you, a lighthouse could be perfect for allowing you to unplug and simply enjoy the beauty of nature all around you. When you return to the office, you’ll feel fresh, ready to take on the world, with more motivation and productivity than you felt before you left.

For those creative types, the colors, beauty, and sounds of the sea can spark that creative fire and inspire some amazing work. You’ll be able to create stunning paintings, write spellbinding fiction or sculpt beautiful shapes.

If you’ve heard about the benefits of meditation, such as lower blood pressure, relaxation, and a clearer mind, but never been able to sit down and do it, this could be your chance. The solitude of a lighthouse lends itself so well to meditation and mindfulness, you almost have no choice.

Lighthouse, The Catlins, New Zealand
The Catlins, New Zealand: Photo Zane Carter

Spending Time with Loved Ones

Before you start thinking all that alone time might be too much, you don’t have to go by yourself. Take your loved ones with you!

If you’re newlyweds or a new couple, you’ll appreciate the focused one-on-one time that you’ll get. With nothing to distract you, you can devote yourselves to each other entirely. Enjoy the moonlight as you take a night stroll along the beach at the very edge of the ocean. Many lighthouses offer all-inclusive packages, so all you need to do is enjoy your honeymoon.

Vacationing in a lighthouse can be a learning experience for everyone. You can learn to communicate better as a family, your kids will learn how to live without the Internet. They will also start learning about living with less: a great way to teach them about ways to manage and save money.

When you’re planning a family vacation, it’s important to find a destination that lets everyone have some downtime and relax, and that makes everyone happy. With activities such as kayaking, group sports, snorkeling, paddling and sailing, even the most tech-focused kids will enjoy the unplugged time spent with family.

lighthouse vacation, Children playing on the beach, california, usa
Children playing on the beach

Adapting to a Minimalist Lifestyle

Kids aren’t the only ones who will learn about frugal living. Staying in a lighthouse requires a minimalistic lifestyle. Since minimalism can lead to better clarity of mind, less stress, more freedom, better health, and more self-confidence; this vacation can be a good starting point to a healthier life.

You may spend a bit more initially on a lighthouse vacation, but overall, it will save you money, because there are no stores, souvenirs, restaurants or theme parks to lure you. You can choose lighthouses that are like a hotel, but if you’re looking to get in touch with yourself; choose one that offers just the accommodations and possibly meals.

What Are You Waiting for?

A lighthouse vacation is a great way to recharge and get away from it all. You’ll enjoy quality time with loved ones. When you come home, you’ll be ready to dive back into the fray, refreshed.

About Michelle Laurey

Michelle Laurey is a freelance writer who enjoys fitness, relaxing in the fresh air, trying to live a healthy life. Her favorite pastime is daydreaming about visiting Hogwarts and other fictional places (real ones are not bad either). Her best ideas and problem solutions appear while she’s riding her bicycle. You can reach her via Twitter.

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