Staycations are the ultimate vacation if you love staying at home. Seriously, no packing, no stress, no reservations, no nothing – just you, your cozy abode, a stocked kitchen, and full control of the remote control. Allow us to be your staycation guide with these tips for planning the perfect staycation.
Clean your house before you’re officially on staycation. Trust us on this one, you’ll want to enjoy your staycation in a nice clean home. And while it’s not the most fun to think about, consider cleaning on your last staycation day so you can go back to work knowing you’ll come home to a clean, orderly home.
Create a budget and make a plan. Having a staycation doesn’t mean you have to stay home, in fact, we very much encourage doing some of your most favorite things with your time off. This may look like visiting your favorite coffee shop and taking a book with you, or lingering in your favorite bookstore for longer than usual, or maybe planning a spa day. You deserve it.
Take many naps. It’s not a recommendation, it’s an order! Staycations are all about relaxing and catching up on sleep, so if you find yourself spending an entire day dozing off to sleep off and on, you’re staycationing the right way.
Treat a staycation like a real vacation. You wouldn’t answer work calls or do chores all day during a vacation away, so don’t do it on your staycation.
Forget about time. Staycation is not the time to put yourself on a strict schedule, staycations are all about forgetting time and doing what you like when you like for however long you like. Even if you thrive on a schedule, we promise you’ll enjoy not being constrained by time.
Become a tourist in your own city. Go check out that new restaurant or visit a local museum you’ve never been to; open up a map, pick out places you’ve never been to, then become a tourist in your very own city.
Log out for a while. Turn off your phone or just log out of social media for a while and go do something way more relaxing and fun like reading a book, watching a movie, or going on a hike.
Cook new things. Let’s face it, during a typical week, cooking dinner is all about ease, but on a staycation you can try making your own bread, let your homemade soup simmer for hours, create a beautiful pasta dish, or visit your local farmers market for seasonal produce to create dishes with.