What is a staycation?
A staycation is a vacation that you spend in your home, town or country. Staycations mean leisurely exploring your city or country and vacationing locally – taking a sho’t left.
Why should you go on a staycation?
There are many reasons to go on a staycation, and these include:
- Exploring your city or country
- Minimise travel time
- It’s a cost-effective way to vacation
Popular South African staycations include staycations in Cape Town, garden route staycations, budget-friendly staycations and Boutique hotel staycations. If you’re planning your next staycation, we have five tips that will make your staycation the best yet!
Set A Staycation Budget:
Being realistic about your budget will help you make the most of your staycation as well as keep you on track, so you don’t overspend. Having a budget will also help you determine the venue, the activities and the location of your staycation; this is one of the first things you have to be clear about when planning your staycation.
Choose A Theme For Your Staycation:
Decide whether you want to stay home, get an Airbnb, and do a road trip or luxury hotel staycation. Take into account your vacation style, budget and time of year.
Make It Longer Than A Weekend:
A weekend is extremely short to thoroughly unwind, make your staycation a week minimum so you can get adequate relaxation.
Be On vacation Behaviour:
Do things that you would normally do on vacation. If you wouldn’t cook on vacation, then don’t cook, visit various restaurants for the duration of your staycation. If you usually read a book on vacation, then take a book along, your body will unwind if you do things that you normally do on vacation.
Unplug And Enjoy:
Unplug from social media, work and the rest of the world and relax. Find novel and enjoyable ways to spend your staycation.
A staycation aims to break your daily routine, do new and interesting things so you can have a fresh outlook on life.