We all could use a vacation, but we can’t always afford to get away or have the applicable off days to do so. A viable and fun alternative is to have a staycation—a stay-away for a night or three in your own city or in one nearby.
This is a great idea for couples who want to get away from the regular and switch it up. You can make it a totally romantic experience by booking a suite in a nice hotel and ordering room service. You can also use a staycation as a way to bond with your friends for a Girls Getaway experience.
No matter how you do it, a staycation is always a good idea. Here’s a few tips to help you plan a memorable and fabulous staycation.
Try to plan your staycation during a non-holiday period, or on weekends that aren’t busy. For starters, you can get a more reasonable hotel deal, but you will also get better service from the hotel since it won’t likely be overbooked. Check with the hotel to see when their slow times are, and book your staycation then for a cheaper rate. Spring and summer are peak times of the year, so try to schedule your experience for winter or fall.
Use travel sites to book your hotel, as you will be able to shop around to get the best deal. Some travel sites such as Expedia will allow you to reserve a room without paying for it up front (this is only for certain properties), so you can select that option and opt to keep looking. You also earn points that can help you save on future stays.
Create an Experience
Your staycation should be one to remember. If romance is on the menu, make sure to pack something seductive and don’t forget the candles and the wine. If it’s a Girls Night Out kind of staycay, bring party favors and other goodies to make it a festive and fun occasion.
Leave Work at Work
A staycation should be a relaxing experience, so leave the laptop at home and keep checking your emails at bay. This will help you get the most out of it.
In addition to leaving the laptop at home, try to stay off of social media and the Internet as much as possible. Your focus should be on your staycation, not on Facebook. Unplug from the world wide web and allow yourself to be at one with the moments you are creating.
You deserve a break and a staycation could be just what the doctor ordered. If you are unable to take a vacation away from home or can’t afford to, a staycation can be the next best option.