Vacationing…at HOME?


So what do you do when you can’t necessarily hop on a plane and begin a travel adventure in some unknown location?

You take that vacation at home.

You might think you’ll easily get bored within the first hour but you’ll soon realize that your staycation was not long enough! We skeemed up a few perks of vacationing at home – from DIY spa treatments to catching up on life.

Before you go into home retreat mode, think about what will NOT be required: you will not have to figure out what to pack or what to leave behind, there will be no airport stress, no missed flights and no long flights. You’ll be in the comfort of your own home and space, lounging in your PJs all day if you chose to. So what to do on your days off?

Catch up. On your bills, on errands, on personal things and with friends. Plan a mid-week dinner or just a night out. You can finally mark off items on your to-do list.

Get healthy. If you haven’t thought about getting a check-up, now would be a great time to set an appointment. For the doctor, dentist, optometrist or whatever specialist you need to make sure everything is functioning properly.

Hide the alarm clock. That awesome feeling of not having to hit the snooze button or an annoying noise waking you from your much-needed rest.  You are in charge of your routine for once and can actually stay up late to mingle with friends, catch a late movie or show or just enjoy the rest of your day without feeling rushed to fall asleep.

Pamper yourself. If you have the house to yourself, why not stock up on a few essential oils and nurturing ingredients to create some at-home facials, masks or treatments and even indulge in an invigorating bath.

Be the entertainer. You know all those recipes you’ve been wanting to make but after-work chores leave you no time for recipe making? This would be the perfect time to make those. After enjoying a good meal, you can create your own film festival and cuddle up on the couch to watch your favorite movies or new releases.

Go outdoors. Whether you work full-time in an office or are constantly traveling for business, no matter what career you take, our life is always on non-stop mode. Stop and smell the roses is a phrase that is often just that – a phrase. Take some time from your day off to go for a walk, visit the park or ride your bike to fully take in the nature that sorrounds us.

After all these suggestions, a vacation at home doesn’t sound that bad after all!