Staycations can still be luxurious
Every year, millions of man and women head off to the sun in their quest to find the perfect summer vacation. They pack as much as they can in their suitcase, they head to the airport and fly off like sardines in a crowded can, then they spend a week or two doing very little while topping up their tans on a beach that’s packed with people.
Some people love this somewhat repetitive process, of course, and they eagerly look forward to their odyssey as the big day approaches. They count down the months and weeks before, and get increasingly excited until the time comes when they have to set off. You can understand their anticipation, obviously, but there’s an alternative.
Until a few years ago, nobody had heard of the word staycation, but it’s a common part of our vocabulary now. A growing number of individuals, couples and families are choosing to forego the travelling and remain close to home instead. There are a great many benefits to this, a fact which explains why it’s getting more popular.
Save money by staying at home
Perhaps the most obvious benefit is in relation to cost. Instead of paying a small fortune for air travel, restaurant meals and hotel accommodation, they elect to take days out to local attractions before returning home in the evenings. Unwinding in style in your own celebrity recliner chairs has surely never been so appealing.
There is always something special about spending quality time at home, and this is particularly true at the end of each day of your staycation. When we have been out with the kids to the zoo, the beach or the fun fair, the lounge at home looks to be even more welcoming than it is on a normal day. Life is so sweet at times, after all.
While you can see why so many men and women still like to head abroad when holiday time comes around, there are times when it can be fun to do something that is just a little bit different. Taking the kids out for day trips is always good, and the money you save on hotel bills can be put towards even more visits to attractions.
The staycation is perhaps even more tempting for parents of young children than it is to others. While most adults love the hot sun and blue skies in the Greek islands or in Spain, the younger members of the family tend to be far less impressed. In fact, many boys and girls find it rather boring to spend a whole day on a beach.