10 Reasons to Plan a Staycation
“Staycation – A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.”
In this busy day and age, it can be difficult to find the time and money to book a holiday. So it’s not surprising that the idea of the “staycation” is becoming ever more appealing. It’s time to be a tourist in your own city and explore attractions closer to home. Here’s why you should book a staycation:
It will save you money
Because you won’t be paying for flights, airport transfers, hire cars or foreign currency, staying local cuts down your holiday costs dramatically. A staycation can be as cheap or an indulgent as you make it – whether you book into a fancy hotel on the coast or you choose to explore your own neighbourhood and spend the night in your own bed, you’ll have the extra cash to make it happen.
Great last minute deals
The best reason to book a staycation is the fact that you can take advantage of fantastic last minute deals and you don’t have to worry about planning ahead. Plan the ultimate staycation to a destination within a few hours’ drive or train ride away and you can book your trip on a whim.
Staycations that involve group travel such as carpooling or travel by coach or train are far kinder to the environment than a plane ride. So lower that carbon footprint and book a staycation instead!
It’s more flexible
Because you don’t need to plan hotels and flights in advance, staycations are much more flexible and you can go whenever and wherever your mood takes you. Without a built-in itinerary you can do what you want, when you want.
Quality bonding time
In a fast and distracting world, staycations are a great way to spend quality time together with family and friends. Whether you use the time to head back to your home town to spend time with family or you book a road trip with good friends, a staycation is a great way to reconnect with loved ones.
There’s more time for you
Staycations are a great way to switch off and focus on all the relaxing activities you don’t usually have the time to enjoy. Catch up on reading your favourite book, have a movie marathon, take up a new hobby or work on your garden. Another great thing about a staycation is that you will likely have more money to spend on yourself so take the time to treat yourself – whether it’s a fancy dinner out or a relaxing full body massage – you deserve it.
No time zones
Staying in your home country means you won’t be crossing time zones and you won’t lose precious travel time. All the time is your own.
No documents required
Avoid the hassle of booking a holiday visa or ensuring your passport is up to date. With a staycation, all you need is yourself and a bit of cash.
You speak the same language
Gone are the worries of the language barrier. Staying in your home country means you’ll always speak the local language.
Explore closer to home
We often take our home towns for granted because they are so close by. Book a staycation and you will be pleasantly surprised by just how beautiful your own home can be. Discover all the little villages, hiking routes and attractions just around the corner.
A staycation is a great way to escape the drone of everyday routine where you can take the time to do the things you’ve been meaning to do – but just never got around to. Book your staycation today!