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Staycations vs Traditional Vacations

Don’t fall for the myth that you need a traditional vacation to make it a real getaway.

A staycation can be an even more relaxing choice when you weigh up the pros and cons. Vacations are great but they have some major downsides that aren’t a factor with staycations.

Here are some of the big benefits of choosing a staycation for your next break.

1. Its More Affordable

Vacations can be a major source of debt but it doesn’t have to be this way. A staycation can be much more affordable since travel expenses are minimal. There’s no hefty airfare to fork out for and you can be creative with where you stay.

Sure, you can book a luxury hotel or high-end rental but it’s not necessary. If you don’t have a big budget, you don’t need to splash out.

2. It’s Low Maintenance

One of the big downsides of a traditional vacation is the amount of planning and stress that can go into it. Sometimes, it can feel like you need another vacation to get over the vacation!

A staycation can be a totally different proposition. It can be as simple or action-packed as you make it. It’s totally up to you.

On some expensive vacations, you feel obligated to do a ton of activities because you want to get your money’s worth. There’s none of that with a staycation. If you want to keep things low-maintenance, you don’t have to pack your schedule.

If all you want to do is chill out and go with the flow, that’s perfectly okay. You set the rules.

3. Your Vacation Starts and Ends on Your Terms

You’re not rushing to the airport to catch a flight or getting ready for an extended road trip. And that means no time wasted in airports or waiting for a taxi or rental car.

When it’s time to go home, you’re not working around flight schedules and planning for check-in time at the airport. And best of all, no jet lag!

You have control of when your staycation starts and ends. Staycations are as flexible as you need them to be. If you can’t swing a two-week vacation, you can easily fit a staycation into a few days that work for you.

Adding just one vacation day to the start or end of a long weekend can make for a perfect way to create an on-demand staycation that fits around your schedule.

Plus, it’ll really maximize your long weekend staycation and give you guys the much needed break from work life.

5. it’s A Chance to Reconnect with Each Other

A traditional vacation can be a missed opportunity to spend quality time together. You’re so busy trying to do it all and get the full experience and you forget to focus on each other.

A change of scenery can be all you need to reignite the spark, especially if your staycation isn’t crazy busy. In fact, the more simple and chill it is, the better it’ll be for both of you. So, be sure to unplug from the matrix and just be with each other.

6. You Can Support the Local Economy

When you stay local, you’re giving your local economy a boost. Any time you eat out or buy something, it’s a local business that’s getting the benefit.

The morning brunch at the local diner, the sun hat from the town gift shop, the afternoon coffee and snack at the corner cafe all contribute to the “main street” small businesses.

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