Laura McKenzie - Plan a Staycation
• What can you do when you want to take a vacation but you don't have a lot of money?
– Vacation does not mean travel. Vacation means taking a break from your normal work or routine.
– Staycations are relaxing at home instead of in a hotel.
• Reasons to staycation are:
– To Relax: Vacationers often feel they have to wear themselves out.
– To save money- you save on airfares, hotels and even restaurants!
– Save time packing and traveling!
For instance, New York City has expensive hotels so if you're a local take advantage of the shark boat or the Empire State building.
• Keep in mind there are risks to staycations too:
– Temptations for impulse spending
– Temptation to work
– Temptation to clean
– Temptation to stay in routine and not take day trips.
• Do's and Don'ts for planning a Staycation:
– Do's - Make plans, you don't want to feel like you didn't do anything or wasted time.
– Visit nearby museums, theme parks, wineries that you wouldn't normally go too.
– Don'ts - don't use the entire time to clean closets or garages. You wouldn't normally clean on vacation!
• What if your town doesn't have anything to do?
– A near-cation is an idea: driving somewhere nearby for a weekend or a couple of days so you don't have to fly anywhere.
• What if you only have a day off?
– Plan a Daycation. A daycations means taking a day off to do something fun like a theme park or a picnic. Many people live right by the beach and never go!
Follow Laura on her global travels on "Laura McKenzie's Traveler," Fridays on Hallmark Channel.
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