Wanderlust Week: Staycation

For the last installment of Wanderlust Week, I wanted to cover the ultimate money-saver: the staycation! This idea is super popular with the current state of the economy. And it's a great alternative to the more expensive means of travel. All it takes is a little creativity! Let's go!
  • A staycation is just that--you take a vacation at home! Make a start and end date of your "staycation" and plan it out. No chores allowed! That grabbed your attention, eh?
  • Camping out in your own back yard (or a state park if you live near one) complete with meals cooked outdoors and scary stories. Don't forget the S'mores. Camp inside too!
  • Have a family slumber party! Rent a movie, grab some snacks, and put out the pillows and blankets.
  • Rent a projector, hang up a sheet, and show a movie outside!
  • Another alternative? Rediscovering your town! Do all of the touristy things you never thought you'd do. There are some hidden gems in even the smallest of towns!
  • Go to the closest big city and do the touristy things there. Take silly pics while you're at it!
  • Just remember to plan your trip, otherwise you'll end up just at home, watching tv, and doing nothing.
  • Do a restaurant crawl. Have a drink at one restaurant, appetizers at another, main course somewhere else, and finish with dessert at the last place. Or do it in reverse!
  • Get a hotel for the night in your town! Can't afford that? Do a house-swap with friends for a night! Or stay in your guest room in your own house!
  • Get a cheap wading pool, fashion a chaise out of pallets (do at your own risk), and mix a drink for instant oasis.
  • Unplug the phone! Turn off the tv! Cut off the computer! It is vacation, after all.
  • Set up a little spa area--complete with a DIY pedi! Light the candles and relax.
  • Or create your own beach retreat!
  • Have a game night--video games, outdoor games, Bingo, board games. Include cheap prizes!
  • Support your local team by attending a game--no matter how bad they are!
  • Here's 42 Ways To Boost Your Staycation. Some cute ideas here!
  • The best part is that it's YOUR trip and YOUR schedule. Go at your own pace! No jet lag here!
  • Take pics! Just like it was a "real" vacation.
Have you ever taken a staycation? Would you? What activities would you do?

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  1. LOVING this post :) What a great idea for anyone, any age out there! Family time, couple time, me time. Perfection :)

  2. these are such good ideas, lady! I like the no jet lag part :)

  3. great post! i will try some of your ideas!
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  4. Those are great ideas,sweetie:) Thank you! Happy Friday:)

  5. Such a cute idea - whenever I try and staycate, I always make sure to have put on my softest sheets, have the fridge stocked with pre-cooked foods, and keep the tv always turned off (what is it about hotels that always make the television sets so hard to maneuver??) Chocolates on my pillow are not a requirement :)


  6. Oh! My friends and I did this before! We camped in the backyard. I didn't know there was an actual term for it!

  7. I am loving the idea of staycation!:D

    I've been exploring my own town and yes, it's been fun discovering places I never thought I'd find!:D

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  8. A staycation sounds like a great idea! I just need more vacation days to implement one. At this point I would be happy with a staycation weeked! Have a great weekend!


  9. These are great ideas.

  10. i love, love this post. ny is my home and fave staycation spot.

  11. yes, staycations are the best! thanks for these ideas:) i love doing touristy things in my own city:)



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