Going on holiday is great. It’s the perfect way to relax and create memories, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Planning a holiday can be stressful and expensive. Getting your documents in order, packing your suitcases and making sure no-one has a melt down on the plane. Sometimes you need a vacation after your vacation. That’s why a staycation makes perfect sense- all of the benefits, none of the hassle.
Clear Your Mind
Staying in your own country for your getaway means you won’t have half of the worries that travelling abroad can cause. You’ll have the opportunity to go straight into holiday mode without having to think about passports, tickets and an array of other things. Your only job will be to switch off your work emails so you can thoroughly enjoy yourself. This gives you the chance to clear your mind and give your mental health a boost before returning to reality.
Become a Tourist
Before going on a staycation, it’s easy to think you’re an expert on your own country. However, many people find that there’s a lot they don’t already know. Becoming a tourist in your own area could pleasantly surprise you. There is so much history to learn and contemplate on. Whether you stay at home, visit somewhere new or go with campervan hire in Cornwall and decide to travel around, you’re bound to find out new and exciting things. This summer, Charlie and I are keen to embark on a Cornwall road trip, meandering up and down the coast and exploring this stunning part of the country!
When you travel to a foreign country, you may be hours on a plane and then have to get transport to your destination. Your travelling time can add up to a significant amount during your holiday and you may end up feeling jet lagged and sluggish. Even on your return to the country, travelling may take away that feeling of refreshment from your holiday. A staycation will mean you won’t be travelling as much and you’re more likely to return home feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Not everyone has the luxury of being able to get away during the Summer. Perhaps you have a seasonal job or commitments that don’t allow you to travel far. In this instance, a mini staycation could be just what you need to get some you-time. A long weekend in your area could help you to escape without having to worry about getting to work on time on Monday. Use weekends as much as you can, and don’t forget about Bank Holidays too!
A staycation will cost far less than going abroad on holiday. There’s no need to worry about booking flights, transfers, baggage costs and many more. All you need to do is get in the car and hit the road. It will also be easy to go self-catering because you know supermarkets well enough to pick up food and drink at reasonable prices. If you aren’t travelling far, your petrol costs won’t be much and if you wait until peak times are over, you may get reduced prices for attractions too.
Do you enjoy staycations? If so, I’d love to hear where your favourite spots are in the UK!