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Why We All Need a Staycation

Hello everyone! I apologize for disappearing for a few days. I went on a much needed vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for about a week and then celebrated my birthday! Yes, going away for a sunny vacation was nice…but here I want to talk about staycations and how it’s important to ¬†make time for them at least once every 3 months.

Staycation (noun): a vacation spent around one’s home or to local events/attractions.

Benefits include: 

  • Saving money
  • Connecting to the community
  • Reduced travel time
  • No stress of planning a vacation
  • Don’t need anyone to pet-sit for you
  • Never too far from home
  • There will be something for everyone, including kids
  • You get to sleep in your own bed and shower in your own shower (my personal favorite perk)
  • Discover all the “speak easy” spots in your town
  • Minimal concern about language barriers


Just because ‘money is tight’ or ‘I can’t get time off work’ doesn’t mean we can’t make some room for a local trip…even just to the couch to relax for a full day without distraction/responsibility. A staycation can be staying inside your home or only venturing to the backyard, or it could be going to the local parks, going to new restaurants/stores, and doing some sight-seeing. Staycations can be for 24 hours or weeks! It is up to you. Be mindful of what your body and mind need when deciding. Just know that there is no pressure of planning an expensive trip to the Carribean when there is overlooked beauty and relaxation right around your hometown! Save some money and save yourself some stress of planning. Enjoy!


For more information on staycations, check out: How to Plan a Successful Staycation

TIP: To get all the information about travel spots in your hometown, Google your city’s parks and recreation phone number! Give them a call and they can fill you in on all of the adventures right in your area.

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