Stay at Home Stay-cations
It’s no secret that many people are getting the itch to travel now more than ever. We’re feeling restricted and cooped up. Let’s face it, we’re in need of a vacation that just can’t happen in our current circumstances. So, we improvise. In this article, we’re laying out our favorite ways to get a little R&R with a mini “staycation”. Check it out below…
First of all, what is a staycation? Here’s our definition…
A period of leisure activities that occur nearby, within driving distance of one’s home that do not require overnight accommodations or a large budget.
During a pandemic, many staycationers won’t even leave their home. It’s very possible to create the opportunity to recharge and escape reality without even leaving home. Here’s how…
SET THE TONE:
Open up all the shades and let the fresh air and sunlight in. This serves as an instant mood boost. Then make a staycation soundtrack to take it one step further. If you feel the house needs to be clean in order for you to really enjoy this… Do it ahead of time and set a hard stopping point. Focus on what’s important: having fun.
CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE:
Here are some sure-to-be-fun staycation ideas…
- Take a Different Kind of Flight:
Indulge in wine or beer tasting using curbside pick-up from local breweries, wineries or liquor stores. You could even play the part of a mixologist by crafting your own cocktails. Get creative and enjoy yourself.
- Recharge with a Healthy Retreat:
Start with breakfast in bed. Tune into a virtual yoga or meditation class. Have fun experimenting with different smoothie recipes. Get fancy with hydration by infusing your water with fresh fruit. Have a spa day at home.
- Grab Your Food Passport:
Where do you wish you could be? Imitate that area’s cuisine in your own kitchen, or order in. Dreaming of Paris? Make crepes. Longing for the beach? Set up a full Mexican fiesta or a Hawaiian luau. You get the point. Use a grocery delivery service to get the ingredients to cook it up yourself, or use a service to have your experience delivered.
- Put on a Marathon:
Let everyone choose their favorite movie to watch, or binge an entire series. Bust out the board games and play your hearts out. Whatever you do, make a night of it. Grab your snacks and get comfy!
TREAT THIS AS A REAL VACATION:
How would you go about taking a “normal” vacation? Make an itinerary. What will the day(s) look like? Make sure you have all your supplies. Be sure to find some sort of souvenir too. Perhaps a new coffee mug or a robe… Something that goes along with your theme. Oh, and be sure to take photos. You won’t want to forget this!
Take a social media detox, ignore phone calls and set an out-of-office email response. This is your time to get away from it all. Don’t let the phone, internet or social media hinder your experience. Use this time to reconnect with those that are right there in front of you.
TAKE A BREAK:
Shut off your alarms, avoid tending to chores and anything “work” related. Use this time as an opportunity to catch up on sleep, rest often and regain that pep in your step.
While you’re likely still daydreaming of a “real” vacation, we hope this will help you get your fix in the meantime. Cambria Mortgage is proud to be an essential business, open to serve you now and into the future. Call us today to speak with one of our Mortgage Consultants who may have the ticket to your next home adventure: 952-942-0110