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Take a Summer Staycation!


Don’t have the time or money to plan your next big vacation? There’s no need to sacrifice some quality R&R this summer! Instead of going all out for that big vacation, save the money for next year and celebrate summer with your own staycation instead. You’ll get all the relaxing (and good times) with none of the stress. Plus, you might discover some new things about your area that you didn’t have time to see before! Follow these simple steps to begin your summer staycation.

  • Set the dates: Take the time off of work and coordinate with family. Tell everyone to block off the time as if they were really going out-of-town–no exceptions. To really get into the staycation spirit, it’s important to really withdraw from everyday life. Stop the mail, set up an out-of-office message for your company email, and even hide the clocks if you want!
  • Outline an Itinerary: Decide which days will be for relaxing, or set aside a day to visit the town nearby. Make a list of all the activities in your own town you haven’t tried–like a mountain hike or a brand new gallery. You may think you know your city well–but pretend you’re a tourist–and really indulge your every whim!
  • Plan your Meals:  Unless you’re a real kitchen enthusiast, one of the best parts of vacation is going out to eat! Make a list of your favorite restaurants–or ones you want to try–and get excited for a few cooking-free days filled with delicious eats.
  • Indulge in your Favorite Leisure Activity: If you love to read, stock up on some books or magazines in advance. Make a list of some movies you want to see and make sure they’re available on Netflix! Plan a round of golf or brush up on your tennis game. The possibilities are endless–and you can make your staycation as relaxing or entertaining as you’re craving.


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