Let’s Take A Staycation
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After many months of being cooped up indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, people across the globe are starting to feel restless. That being said, international travel may be limited as many countries still impose travel bans. The tourism industry has taken much of the burden of the last two years. The pandemic has also greatly impacted many economies throughout the world; meaning that international travel may be too expensive and inaccessible for many would-be travelers.
Enter: The Staycation
Why not take a mini-holiday to recharge, somewhere a little closer to home?
A staycation is a vacation where you stay at or around your home. A staycation can also refer to short trips to areas close to your home or within your hometown. Here are 5 benefits to becoming a tourist in your local community.
- With many countries still not allowing for much international travel, the stay-cation has been a great, affordable alternative for travelers. You don’t need to travel far or blow your budget in order to get out of our house for a bit. Your travel is limited so you will save money which you may have spent on plane tickets or vehicle expenses.
- Many people often spend their whole lives living in an area without really exploring what that area has to offer. A staycation is all about embracing all that is local and celebrating what your community and city have to offer. Start small. Try a restaurant that you have been meaning to go to or visit a museum close to your home. Take walks through your neighborhood or take a drive to explore.
- You could also book yourself and your loved ones into a hotel or guesthouse. Staycations are also a great opportunity to have some well-deserved “me-time”. Whether it’s a spa massage and mani-pedi; trying a new wellness activity such as yoga or boot camp, etc.
- Learn a new hobby or take on an exhilarating challenge. And if you’ve got kids, find a babysitter, hotel kids’ club, or family member who can keep them entertained for a few hours so you can relax without the little ones.
- Your local community and small business close to you may have been negatively impacted by the pandemic so explore ways in which you can support them during your staycation. Order food and snacks from a local artisan or restaurant in order to have a picnic. Local shops, restaurants, and hotels reap the benefits of their citizens visiting them rather than traveling out of town.
Dust off the bucket list and look for exciting or novelty activities to do close to home. Staycations are a great way to not only save money but also discover new places in your own town. Ask around for local recommendations and see what there is to discover.
After all, there’s no place like home.