The following was written by staff writer, Peter.
Paying attention to your spending does not mean you should not to indulge. You fancy a 10 day trip to Italy, but your budget does not permit? We have some alternatives for you; some fresh ideas for a great vacation at home.
A holiday is meant to blow off steam. But why do we tend to go out as soon as we have a free day? Is it really necessary to go outdoors to relax? Who said you had to leave home and town to find something to relax? In fact, it is perfectly possible to find rest without having to pack.
The staycation (holiday home) is not a recent trend. In British culture, this term is simply part of the vocabulary. The English distinguish between holiday travel and holiday home: staycation (a contraction of the words ‘stay and vacation’ holidays).
Plan your staycation
You have a week’s holiday? Try to enjoy it. The goal is not to stay at home, sitting on a bench watching the hours pass.
Plan activities! How many times during the past months, did you say that you did not have time to do something? Well, now you have it! Try to remember all of these outstanding projects and get started: visit museums, play sports, see friends, enjoy a meal in a particular place. There are thousands of cool things to do and it allows you to relax and escape from your routine. Plan your trips as a vacation.
Managing your budget
Once you have defined your plans for your holidays at home, put in financial planning. In town, free activities are numerous. Look for information about holidays in the neighborhood or the surrounding villages including exhibitions, street theater, fire sale, etc. In summer, there is something for everyone!
In addition, you can relax at home and enjoy your family without blowing money off. Take for example making bracelets with your children, cooking something special… Find an activity that everyone enjoys.
Who says holiday at home does not necessarily mean staying at home without moving! There is a cute town not far from home you’ve always wanted to visit? A place you want to find? It is not always necessary to pack for a vacation.
Near you, there are many amazing, fun and educational places to discover. And the advantage is that in return for this beautiful day, you can sleep in your bed. Ideal and affordable holiday right?
Enjoy a Holiday Despite the heat
What if it is very hot? America does not lack public pools, rivers, lakes and beaches. When the heat rises, look cool and spend a day with family at the water’s edge. No need to always go to the same pool, you can vary the pleasures.
Summer plans in the city
In summer, we adopt a different rhythm, we eat lighter and we enjoy activities impossible to practice in winter. This is the time for barbecues, outdoor cinemas, and picnics in the park… You can even organize a garden party or a special picnic vacation! Ask guests to bring something and present all the dishes on your beautiful garden table.
Memories of your staycation
Take pictures and videos of your staycation, it will be a beautiful memory! You can make an album, to enjoy much longer in history! And you, what are your tips for successful holidays at home?