Depending on the number of people in your family, vacations can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars. There is a seemingly endless amount of pre-planning and stress that goes into making sure a vacation goes smoothly.
Because of this, more and more people are choosing to skip out on luxury cruises, cross-country trips, or overseas jaunts for something closer to home. ‘Staycation’ is a relatively new term, but has increased in popularity since the Recession hit in 2008. About 10% of Americans took a staycation last year. Here are ten tips to get you started on your own.
1. Prepare, or Don’t
The great thing about a staycation is you can do what you want. If you’re the type that needs to plan everything ahead of time, it will be much easier to do when everything is within a 50-mile radius of your house. You’re also less likely to fall into the monotony of a typical week if you plan out activities.
On the other hand, trying to plan everything can be stressful. Adding a little spontaneity to the equation can be fun and low risk since you didn’t put down money and can always choose something else if it’s not working out.