Recent studies have shown that many individuals are not taking a vacation this year due to the financial expense of a vacation. One way to maximize your vacation time, and cut expenses is to take a staycation.A staycation is a vacation spent in your hometown. If done right, a staycation can be just as relaxing as a traditional vacation and in some ways, it can be even more stress-relieving because it typically involves less planning and expense.However, certain measures need to be taken to maximize the benefits of a staycation.
Set the Time & Date. Give your staycation a start and end date, otherwise, it runs the risk of feeling like any other day. Be sure to alert family and friends that you will be unavailable. Unplug. Turn off your cell-phone, and step away from the computer (at least most of the time). Otherwise, your staycation is little more than an extension of your regular life.To-Do List. Make a Staycation list of things to do. Watch movies that you have been meaning to see, read a book on your “meaning to read list”. On your staycation, you have the luxury of time to sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the things you often don’t have time for.Play tourist! There are many exciting, low cost or free events going on in your hometown. Plan a day to go to the beach, go sight seeing, visit museums, or grab a blanket and head to the park for a picnic.Snap Staycation Photos. There is no reason why you can’t take staycation photos! Catalogue all the hot spots you hit and interesting people you meet.