The COVID-19 pandemic has made traveling for your vacation more challenging this summer, but you can still enjoy needed relaxation at home with a staycation. By planning ahead and making the most of your home and city, you and your family can make the most of the situation and spend quality time together during your staycation.
Buy Your Favorite Groceries
One of the best parts of a vacation is getting to try new and delicious restaurants. You can accomplish a similar experience by going grocery shopping for your favorite groceries. A staycation is a great opportunity to try new foods and cook new dishes that you may not have otherwise. If you prefer not to cook during the time off, then you can find delicious local dine-in restaurants that you and your family have not yet tried.
Become a Hometown Tourist
Another great part of a vacation is becoming a tourist and exploring areas you have not seen. When on your staycation, become a tourist of your own town. Many are surprised the areas they have yet to discover where they live and in surrounding cities, and with a little research, you can find fun local places to travel with your family. Whether you decide to go on a boat ride on a nearby lake, hike the local nature trails or go on other adventures, getting outside is a great idea during a staycation.
Eliminate work distractions
Perhaps the main threat to your staycation experience is work. The purpose of a staycation is to get away from work and spend meaningful time with family. To make the most of the staycation, be sure to take away any temptations you may have to work. This may include temporarily deleting your work email from your phone and telling everyone that you work with (not just your boss) that you are taking a staycation.
Have Someone Clean Your Home
If you take a vacation, you are likely going to a clean hotel, condo or vacation home. To make your staycation feel more relaxing, consider having a professional come in to clean your home. For some, enjoying a clean home is the most rewarding part of a staycation. However, it is encouraged not to clean yourself as it may begin to feel like work during your staycation.
Plan Your Staycation in Advance
It is helpful to plan your staycation in advance. Of course, plans will likely change, but outlining the places you want to visit, local restaurants you want to try, etc. can help you make the most of your summer staycation. Consider placing a calendar on the refrigerator so your family can also stay up to date on what is planned each day.
The Bottom Line
The main priority is to have fun and relax. Things rarely go as planned with vacations and staycations alike, and staying calm can help handle any stress that comes your way. With proper planning and focusing on spending meaningful time with family, your staycation is certain to be a success.
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