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How To Plan A Staycation

Matt Crisp August 18, 2020

Everyone loves a holiday, a chance to get away from it all, forget work for a few days at least. But sometimes a traditional holiday on the beach just isn’t going to happen, for many reasons, not simply a global pandemic!

But a staycation might just fill that void, giving you the rest you need, and without breaking the bank, or requiring a two-week quarantine on your return home. Whether you plan to stay at home for your staycation or find some unique and magical UK Airbnbs to stay in, we have some tips to help you plan.


Why Do You Need a Staycation?

We all need a break and a change from everyday life. But it doesn’t mean you need to stress yourself out trying to arrange it.

A staycation is a great way of having a good time, relaxing, and recharging while spending a lot less than a foreign holiday. Likely, the idea of spending time in a busy tourist resort and crowds doesn’t sound ideal at the moment anyway.

So bring the holiday to you instead. You don’t have to travel far to find peaceful accommodation if you need to get away from the house for a bit, or you can treat your home like a holiday rental for a week.


How Do You Take a Staycation?

The important part is to treat it like a regular holiday. You wouldn’t take work with you on a week to Tenerife, so don’t take it on your staycation. Switch off work and responsibilities, and relax and make memories, as you would on a traditional holiday.

It is important to use your paid leave from work, and actually not do any work. Don’t worry about checking in or about what you might be missing in the office. Turn off your computers, phones, and even the TV (yes, you too Netflix), and focus on quality time with no interruptions.


How Do You Make Your House a Staycation?

One of the highlights of a traditional holiday is the change of scenery. It can be easier to relax when you’re somewhere else. But if a staycation means staying at home, you may have to put in a little extra effort to bring all the holiday vibes.

Turning your home into a staycation villa is going to be different for everyone, but here are some ideas to get you inspired.

  • Get out the nice sheets.
  • Add a vase of flowers to your kitchen or entryway table.
  • Put the books you’ve been meaning to read on your nightstand or coffee table.
  • Wear your holiday clothes, shorts, bikinis, flip-flops – whatever makes it feel like a holiday.
  • Go outside as much as you can.
  • Take a break from the news and social media – except for uploading your staycation photos of course.
  • Get plenty of snacks and treats like you’d find on holiday.
  • Plan some fancy meals, and use the fancy china!
  • Go for food and drinks in places you’ve never been to.
  • Take a day trip to a local attraction you have always wanted to go to.

Of course, some things may depend on the coronavirus to how easily they can be done, but a little forethought can make your staycation the best holiday ever!

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