9 Strategies to Plan the Perfect Spring Break Staycation
Spring break is just around the corner and you haven't made plans yet? Don't fret! Arrange the perfect Staycation at your very own Homebnb!
We all want to get away but when flights, hotels, and crowds can be overwhelming, sometimes planning a vacation at home is the perfect alternative.
Use these 9 strategies to ensure you have a relaxing and fun experience right in your own backyard.
Step 1: Turn on Vacation Mode
Avoid your staycation from turning into another checklist of honey-dos. Complete all housework and errands before you start your staycation.
Step 2: Set a Budget
It’s important to make the most of your staycation. Set a budget to purchase tickets, adventures, and souvenirs, just like you would if you were on vacation!
Step 3: Pick a Theme
A staycation doesn’t have to be boring! Treat yourself to a film festival, beach retreat, or outdoor trek by planning your expeditions in advance.
Step 4: Disrupt Your Routine
Allow yourself to indulge by changing your schedule. Stay up late, sleep in, and lounge all day in your pajamas. When on a staycation, a change of routine will make it feel like a real vacay!
Step 5: Take a Hike or a Tour
Connect with your local visitor’s bureau, National and State Parks Service, Yelp, and Trip Advisor to discover fun things to do in your area. Be adventurous! Pick ideas that are out of the normal for you.
Step 6: Turn Your Home into an Airbnb
Plan for an ice cream social, have open bar hours, or a wine-tasting night. Lounge for a while in the room you rarely visit.
Step 7: Stop Working
Seriously, put your phone down, shut off your email, and turn your Out of Office message on for your email and phone! You’re on a Staycation!
Step 8: Buy Souvenirs and Take Photos
Just like savoring the memories of your vacation, take lots of photos and buy souvenirs to remember your staycation.
Step 9: Plan Your Re-Entry
Worried about missed emails, phone calls, laundry, and filling the fridge? Plan a few hours to catch up with “the real world.” Others might have missed you, but when you return refreshed and rejuvenated, everyone will want to know your secret!
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