by Mikkie Mills
Nothing is much better than taking time to escape to your cabin. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of your normal routines can truly be good for the soul. Every now and again though, the weather might be less than ideal or you might find yourself just a tad bored halfway through your trip. There are so many great things you can do while you relax at your cabin though, so check out some of the following ideas the next time you are passing time at your home away from home.
Listening to Music
Sometimes you forget just how nice it is to listen to music while sitting around with family and friends. Background music can be mentally stimulating and also soothing. Music is also readily available. You can stream music for free through many different platforms and tons of radio stations are available to listen to from around the world.
Radio streaming is also a great way to find new music and be reminded of older songs that you may have forgotten. Stations like 101.9 The Mix offer a great selection of songs to listen to. If you don’t have internet or an easy device to stream on, you can also ask your guests to bring some of their favorite CDs to listen to. You will be surprised just how fun it can be listening to your friends’ all-time favorite albums.
Reading is almost always a great idea to pass the time. The best way to do it though is to restfully read. Don’t read something because you feel like you have to, or you are trying to learn something new. For most people, the most enjoyable way to read is to find something that is just entertaining. Ask your friends and family of any good novels they have read recently to get some great recommendations. Then make sure you bring a great stock of books with you to the cabin so you have lots of options to choose from depending on what mood you are in.
If books aren’t your thing then stocking up on some magazines is another way to get some leisurely reading in. You can purchase all your favorites from a book store, or if you know someone who has a subscription you could ask to borrow some of their old issues so you have plenty to choose from. Magazine reading can be light and fun, so it’s a great option to choose if you don’t want to dive into a long book.
Playing Board Games
Another awesome way to relax at your cabin is to play some fun board games with your friends and family. Don’t just settle for Monopoly or Life. There are so many incredible board games on the market that will have you wanting to play them over and over again. There are games about all kinds of topics so you are likely to find something that is interesting and fun to play. Some top games include Wingspan which is ideal for bird-lovers, or Ticket to Ride which is about trains. There’s even one called Patchwork which involves making your own quilt pattern.
With a little research, you can discover some top-notch games that you can play with different numbers of people and have a blast. There are even some board games that can be modified to play alone if you happen to be all by yourself one weekend. In such a digital world, it can truly be a fun breath of fresh air to play a game with your hands and other people face to face instead of through a computer or phone.
Passing the time at your cabin can be a truly refueling experience. Enjoy the slower pace and make the most of your respite by indulging in music, restfully reading, and testing your skills with some new board games. With these suggestions, your next trip away will definitely be a memorable one.