Stressed woman sitting on her suitcaseHere is the problem. The point of a vacation is to relax and de-stress. However, the process of planning your vacation is not relaxing and can actually cause stress. In fact, taking your vacation can be so stressful that you might even feel like you need another vacation just to recover from the first! Where does the madness end?!

Fortunately, Park Place on the River is here to help. We’ve put together some advice that will cut out the stress from your vacation and actually let you enjoy your time off.

Stop Overpacking

Overpackers are stressing themselves out. Trying to bring every item and article of clothing you could conceivably need on vacation isn’t healthy; it is a waste of time and energy.

When you stay at our condos in Gatlinburg you will have to bring less than you think. With fully equipped kitchens, washers, dryers, and high speed internet, our condos feature nearly all of the comforts of home. The best way to know what to pack is to call ahead. Our vacation specialists are always happy to answer questions about what you will find in your condo. You can reach our friendly staff at 1-800-321-5798.

Schedule Downtime

With so many amazing things to do in the Smokies, your family is going to want to see it all. However, try not to cram too much into one day. If you have no downtime during your visit your family is going to get tuckered out and cranky.

Instead, try to schedule an hour or two during the day to relax in your condo. Our condos in Gatlinburg are within walking distance of downtown, so it will be easy for you to take a break during the afternoon.

Save Money

One of the biggest sources of stress on vacation is finances. However, taking a trip doesn’t have to be expensive. Click the link to learn three ways you can save money on your next vacation!

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.