In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, typical travel plans have been off the table for many people this year. That can be especially hard on families who typically like to travel and get away for a while.
It can even be harder if you just moved to the area from a different country after fulfilling the ilr requirements. But, whatever the case, you don’t have to give up a good time with your family just because of the virus.
We’ve talked before about staycation destinations that can make any “local” trip feel more like you’re actually going somewhere.
But, how can you have the best staycation possible if you are truly staying at home, or in your own community? Let’s look at three helpful tips for a staycation success with the whole family.
3 Helpful Tips for a Staycation
- Take Time Off Work
Going on vacation, even if it means staying at home, really has to mean going on vacation. The average UK employee receives just over 5 weeks of holiday time each year. While this year has been a bit different, don’t be afraid to use that time that has been given to you!
Make sure you’re taking at least a few days off of work to enjoy your time at home. Even just being away from your place of employment can help you to relax and de-stress, which everyone could use a bit more of these days!
- Don’t Forget to Unplug
One of the best things you can do on a staycation is to disconnect from your devices as much as possible. Encourage the whole family to do the same. When you unplug from your cell phones, computers, and tablets, you’ll be less likely to get distracted. You won’t be tempted to answer work emails or fill up your time on your phone.
Instead, you will be able to spend more quality time with your family, whether you’re taking a walk around the neighborhood or enjoying a movie night together.
- Order Delivery
Food delivery has become increasingly popular due to COVID-19, but it’s also a great way to make you feel like you’re on a vacation. If you were to travel somewhere, you would undoubtedly be eating at different restaurants.
So, try ordering delivery from a place you’ve never been to before. It can make you feel as though you’re somewhere different, even if you’re all seated around the dining room table. Make a commitment to try a different place every night. While that might seem a bit excessive, it will still be less expensive than a traditional vacation, so don’t be afraid to splurge a bit on your meals.
There are so many ways to make a staycation at home more memorable. Use these tips to get started and to make the most of what this year has to offer. With the right attitude and a bit of creativity, you can easily turn some of the uncertainty and hardships the year has thrown your way to create an unforgettable vacation at home that your whole family will enjoy.
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