Staycations are more popular and feasible than ever. And maximizing the comforts of our homes are at an all-time high. These two go hand in hand. Your home should be the perfect get-away from the crazy, hectic world, whether we are in the middle of a pandemic or not. And creating a ‘staycation home’ will have you enjoying your home the fullest, year-round.
Coordinating flights, road travel, cars, hotels, luggage and then worrying about safety with the recent COVID-19 pandemic can be very overwhelming and a bit too much right now.
What is a Staycation?
The definition of staycation is “one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.”. This can mean you enjoy your backyard and soak up the sun with a few relaxing drinks one day, to enjoying the best backyard BBQ ever with your closest family and friends.
You can even plan to visit local shops, museums, art exhibits in your own town. Truly enjoy the things you don’t get to on a regular basis when you are working and raising the kids.
Staycations can be what you make them, and we are here to provide some ideas and tips to make it a great one for you. After all, 2020 needs to end with something on a positive note.
Go on a hike, enjoy your pool, visit local beaches, take a drive along the coast. Vacation is the perfect time to enjoy time outdoors. During your staycation, take some time to discover what’s in your backyard and spend some time outside. Swim, lounge, eat, drink, dance, relax by your pool and in your backyard… after all, that’s what staycation is all about.
Enjoying your backyard is what makes a staycation. So preparing beforehand is key to true relaxation. Add lighting to your pool area to make the area most relaxing. Be sure you have comfortable seating and lounge chairs, so you can actually take a nap if you choose. Buy some candles, citronella would be ideal to help keep the bugs away, and they also add to the relaxing atmosphere. Decorate, add pillows and towels so you have every comfort you need at your finger-tips. Also provide the perfect speaker so you can enjoy your favorite tunes pool-side. Add a hammock to bring your staycation to the maximum relaxation level.
Unplug from Technology
One of the best ways to unwind during staycation is to unplug from technology. Taking time away from the daily screen routine gives your mind a break and your body a chance to connect with its natural side. Pick one day and silence your cell, log out of social media accounts and turn off email alerts. It may be tough, but it will be worth it, and you can do it.
Load up with lots of good drink and food options so you can make amazing dinners to enjoy. Buy the crab legs, the steak you have been wanting. Get your grill ready so you can enjoy your meals fire-grilled and outdoors. Not sure what you want? There are a ton of creative ideas online to search for some fun new recipes to try.
Prefer not to cook? Make a list of the local restaurants you want to try and order from.
I know, this is obvious, right? Forget your worries and troubles. Ignore the laundry and phone calls. Kick back and relax and truly enjoy your staycation to the fullest.
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