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History of Plan a Solo Vacation Day
Have you ever wanted to just run away from everything and everyone? Well, today is the perfect day to make plans!
Use today to make preparations for a vacation all by yourself. A solo trip may be just what the doctor ordered.
The word “vacation” comes from the Latin word vacātiō, which means to be excused from performing a service or taking a break from labor. It is similar to the Latin word vacāre, which means to be at your leisure.
In the 1300s, the word vacation meant to take a break from work. This evolved into actually traveling somewhere during the Middle Ages. These types of trips were only conducted by the wealthier classes.
In the 1830s, the United States built railroads outside of large cities like New York and Boston. Then over time, Americans began traveling for longer vacations to different states and even countries.
In 1910, President William H. Taft submitted a proposal to Congress that would have allowed all workers to take 2-3 months of paid vacation time. While that didn’t pass, vacations were eventually acknowledged as a legal right in most first-world and developed countries in 1919.
Today, many people travel on vacation as a family (hence the term “family vacations,” but some people prefer to take solo trips.
In fact, even if you prefer to take a trip with other people, it’s probably a good idea to plan a vacation on your own. It will help you disconnect from your responsibilities and refresh yourself. Solo vacations are a perfect time for rediscovering yourself.
Ideas for Plan a Solo Vacation Day
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