Over the last couple of years, a lot of people haven’t had the resources to travel internationally, and there have been restrictions on doing so. It has then been necessary to come up with alternatives. Staycations have long since been a popular form of holiday, and they tend to be more accessible too. For some, a staycation represents a compromise, but this does not have to be the case. So, let’s get into it.
While camping as a staycation is not particularly innovative, the way that you approach it can be. It doesn’t have to mean picking some dreary field in the rain. Think about the parts of camping that you enjoy, is it cooking over an open fire stargazing, or snuggling in a tent? You can do all of those things in your own garden. In fact, camping in your garden eliminates most of the dreaded aspects of camping; if you need anything, you can just pop back into the house.
If you want to take your camping experience to the next level, then why not try glamping? Glamping doesn’t have to be that much more work; in fact, if you hire a tent from a company like Yurtel then the work is done for you. Yurtel is all about hitting the sweet spot between camping and luxury. They are also available at other events and festivals if you wanted to travel a little further for the experience.
If you want to get out of the house for a change of scenery, then why not give car camping a go? It is important to point out that it won’t work for all forms of vehicle, so you will need to check beforehand whether your car will work, and if not, you might want to rent one for your adventure. If you can fold your backseats down to fit an air mattress in, then you are good to go. You shouldn’t need much else, and you can pick things up along the way.
Look for Unique Accommodation
Whether you opt to stay locally or explore more of Britain, you can still find some cool accommodation to stay at. Look for B&Bs, hotels, or Airbnb’s with a USP. It could be a treehouse or a log cabin, or even a castle. There are so many options when it comes to unusual hotels. Do some research to see what is around you and make sure that you have a budget in mind before you get started – you may be surprised by how pricey some of them are!
Things to do on Your Staycation
Once you have chosen where to stay, you need to start thinking about what you are going to do during your staycation. You have a lot of options to consider, but at the end of the day, it comes down to you. What do you like to do? If you want to spend your staycation relaxing, then you could book a spa day or have a pamper day at home.
Some spas offer packages to ensure that you get the most out of your money. You could have a few treatments and an afternoon tea. Some spas even have accommodation on-site, so you could spend your entire staycation at the spa if you wanted to. If you don’t have spa money, then you could have a pamper day at home. There are a number of treatments that you can do at home relatively easily, like a hair or face mask. You can have a relaxing bath with candles and essential oils.
If you want to get out and explore, then you could see what the city has to offer, whether this means being a tourist in your own city or a new one. Look online for recommendations on must-see or do attractions.
Check out the local museums, the cool bars, or the historic landmarks and make the most of it. Even if you stay in your home city, looking at it through the eyes of a tourist can give you a new sense of appreciation and wonder. You might discover areas that you haven’t seen before. There is always something to do.
Finally, whatever you decide to do, you should try to disconnect from your life a little. You cannot truly enjoy your staycation if you are being dragged into drama, whether personally or professionally.
Turn your phone off if you can, or if not, come up with some other ground rules like ignoring all notifications except for phone calls or only screening work calls. Think about what disconnecting means for you. It can be transformative for your mental health, ensuring that you get the rest that you need to return rejuvenated and ready.
Staycations are all the rage. They have been growing in popularity since long before the pandemic through the international travel industry into turmoil. They are just as fun, and often, they are a lot cheaper too. You do not have to go abroad to have a great holiday; there is just as much to see and do in this country – and depending on where you go, you don’t have to compromise on the weather either.