The ‘staycation’ has increased in popularity as many people find traveling stressful. Stacations also cost less, are more likely to result in relaxation and are kinder on the earth. A staycation doesn’t mean a boring week at home, it should mean a fun, interesting and relaxing stay that lets you get to know your city better and do all those things you’ve always meant to, but just couldn’t find the time.
Visit friends and family you vow to see
Does your brother always tell you how great his local restaurant is? Do you always promise to visit your school friend who moved away? Spending quality time with friends and family that you haven’t seen for a while is fun and relaxing.
Appreciate your home in the warmer weather
Going on vacation in the summer means we don’t experience our own home and garden when they’re at their best. If you’re tired of feeling like you need a break to recover from your holidays, why not just relax at home and make the most of your garden or invite loved ones over for a BBQ. Set up a hammock in the backyard or do some backyard camping with the kids.
Spend money locally
Exploring new local restaurants, enjoying a spa day, or going to local markets means you are supporting your community. Set aside a budget for your vacation so you feel like you can treat yourself just like you would if you went away.
Use Public Transport
Use public transport, walk or bike as you would if you were a tourist. You will work off some of those restaurant meals, you will save money on gas and you can have an extra drink or two!
Act like a Tourist
Make a list of all the things you would recommend to a visiting tourist, then do as many as you can. Go to the theater or catch a live show. Visit museums, art galleries and historically significant buildings. Have a picnic in a park, take a walk on a beach or go to the botanical gardens.
Make a List, Check it Twice
Don’t get caught up doing chores. Make a list of all the things you want to do and stick to it. Be sure to allocate some time each day for activities and some for relaxation so you will get time to finally finish your book!
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