The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have taken a tremendous toll on everyone, and with summer in full swing, everyone deserves a vacation. Coronavirus has impacted the economy as well as household incomes immensely, and many people cannot afford international travel. Plus, a lot of people aren’t comfortable leaving the country as of yet. Consider going on a staycation.

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!

Staycation Tips: 

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.