5 reasons why a staycation might be just what you need

You have the exact career that you racked up all those student loans for. You love our boss, your coworkers are like a second family. After all, you did celebrate the last five birthdays with them. (insert eye roll). Even if you are lucky enough for all of these to be true, and are not you’re overworked, underpaid and mainly fed up with the grind of your nine-to-five life, at some point you will desire a well-deserved break.

If you’re running on steam, but don’t have the time or the funds for a getaway, a brief staycation may be just what you need. Hoping these five reasons can convince you..

Save on cash

Even with advance planning and cashing in on those air miles, depending on your destination vacations can end up costing you a pretty penny. By staying local and saving on air fare, hotels and souvenirs, you save on the overall costs leaving you with a deeper pockets for activities and hotel accommodation.

No packing

I must say, the thing that I hate the most about traveling is packing and unpacking. Sometimes, it is days before I get around to unpacking after a trip. On a staycation there are some things you just don’t need to worry about packing. If your one of those packers that feel the need to pack everything but the kitchen stove. Packing can be a source of major stress and anxiety when preparing for a getaway. By staying local packing takes minimal time and effort. *refer to how to pack for that getaway in 5 minutes*.

Exploring your back yard

It was not until my very first staycation that I discovered so many places that I drive past on a regular basis and always think I should visit but just never got around to it. I live in a city where tourists pay thousands of dollars to come explore, yet I spend hundred to go elsewhere. A staycation is the best way to discover what is in your own back yard. It’s even a good idea to google your town, and make a list of what brings in all the tourists to your home town, and enjoy your city at a slower pace.

Check out local newspapers or online sites such as Groupon or Wag Jag to see if you can find any exciting offers to events or places in your area.

Avoid jet lag


Ever been on a nice long vacation, but when you return home, you feel exhausted as if you’re ready for your next vacation? Once I return home, it takes a couple of days if not a week for me to readjust to the hustle and bustle of my everyday life. With a staycation there is no jet lag or change in time zone to worry about.

Save on vacation days at work

Sometimes, all we really need is a brief time out to rejuvenate and get back to business. With travel, we have to account for the days that we’re actually on vacation, as well as days to return and settle back to reality before returning to work. A staycation may not even require you to submit a vacation request to your boss. This way you can stack up on those vacation hours for an even longer getaway when you’re ready.


Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before

-Dalai Lama


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