Earlier this month a took a week off.
And I’m glad I did!
I spent most of my week catching up with friends, watching DVDs, reading, and generally lounging around. It was wonderfully relaxing.
If you’re considering a staycation next time you have time off, here are 3 of the benefits.
1. No Packing – Or Unpacking
No miniature toiletries. No outfit planning. No crumpled clothes.
No wishing you’d brought a warmer sweater or different novel or richer moisturizer.
And – bliss! – nothing to unpack on your return home.
2. No Travel Traumas
When you staycation you avoid travel-related woes.
Delayed flights, missed connections, airport security, lost luggage, airline meals – all get neatly avoided.
You just wake up – and you’re there.
3. More Money For Other Stuff
In general it’s far more expensive to travel than to stay home. Flights, transfers, and accommodation all add up.
Instead, you can allocate your vacation budget to cool and interesting activities in your home town – maybe fancy restaurants, art museums, or adventures (for instance you can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in my city).
Or you can treat yourself to stuff that makes staying home more fun – like a new TV, games console, or luxurious new bed linen.
A change of scenery can be a great way to refresh your body and mind. And visiting other countries is stimulating and exciting.
But for a simple break with cool benefits, a staycation can be a great stay-at-home holiday.
Have you ever taken a staycation?
What other benefits did you enjoy?