6 Awesome Staycation Ideas

06.01.2017, 15:35 CDT | Posted In: Health & Beauty

tent in back yard

Summer is around the corner, and this means many people are planning their holiday vacations to various destinations.

Instead of feeling pressured to fork out extra money this year to jet off to that tropical vacation, why not save some bucks, and try the awesome staycation ideas below? Instead of a one or two week vacation, you can have fun all summer long right in your own home!

Have A Tech Free Day

In this era of all things technology, it may be hard to put down that phone or look away from the computer screen, but you’ll thank us if you do!

You may be stressed out from your phone and your laptop without even realizing it, until you take a break from them. As humans, we weren’t designed to spend all of our time glued to screens, scrolling mindlessly through endless social media apps, and comparing ourselves and our lives to other people we have never even met.

We understand that in 2017 it can be a little tricky to avoid the computer and phone altogether, but you can certainly choose how much time to spend on these devices. We doubt that your boss encourages you to spend half an hour scrolling through Instagram!

So for a stress-free day, where you can just be yourself and spend time by yourself or with your family, we encourage you to turn off your phone and your laptop for at least 12 hours. Encourage your family to do the same, and you may be surprised at how much fun you end up having.

Go Camping...In Your Backyard

No, we aren’t crazy. Try this one and we promise you’ll have fun! Going camping is great, until you think about the mosquitos, the lack of a shower, and of course, the gas money required to get to your destination.

By camping out with friends or family in your backyard, you can enjoy all the perks of being in nature, but without the extra cost and small inconveniences.  

Bring Out Your Inner Child

Ever wish you could be a child again, just for a day, so that you can enjoy the freedom of no responsibilities, and just do whatever you would like?

Well, why can’t you?

Why not dedicate a whole day to just doing whatever your heart desires? Grab your kids, or your nieces and nephews, your best friend or even your dog, and indulge in mile high ice-cream cones, try your hand at adult coloring, or run outside barefoot. What’s life about if you can’t completely let loose now and then?

Try new Things

Life should never be boring, and the best way to ensure it never is, is to always try your hand at new things. Most of us will always talk about how we would love to learn a new language, or play an instrument without ever really giving it a go.

By staying home this summer, you can dedicate at least a little bit of time each day to something new that will get your creative juices flowing and leave you feeling fulfilled and ready for more!

Put On Your Chef Hat

Another awesome staycation idea is to create a 3 course meal at home! Get your family involved, even print out some fun menus, and make a night of it! You might want to invite friends or family over so that no one feels left out.

If you feel a little out of your depth, simply check out Pinterest, which is brimming with recipes, all of which are simple to make, but taste like they come from a top restaurant!

Enjoy A Movie Marathon

We couldn’t leave this one out. What could be more fun on a quiet Summer day than a day dedicated to your favorite movies (Netflix shows count too!)? So get comfy, make some popcorn, throw in some movie candy (we aren’t judging), and settle down for a day of rest and relaxation in front of the telly because you earned it!

Feel free to share any other fun staycation ideas you have in the comments below!


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