Memorial Day isn’t just a day to celebrate and commemorate all the men and women who lost their lives during active service. It also traditionally heralds the start of the summer season. Right now, we’re still not sure what summer 2020 will have in store for us, but the chances are, we’ll all be stay-cationing or at the very least, vacationing much closer to home this year. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. A stay-cation can be every bit as rewarding plus, BIG BONUS, it’s far less stressful and certainly more affordable.
Today, we thought we’d take a look at what goes into making a great stay-cation. Whether you’re looking for adventure, to relax and rejuvenate your senses, or even to “unplug” and enjoy a complete physical and digital detox, N4 wants your stay-cation to be every bit as enjoyable as your regular vacation.
Top Tips on How to Stay-cation in Style
Time to Put the World Temporarily on Hold!
If you’re going to take time out, it’s best to let everyone know! Get out that physical and digital DO NOT DISTURB sign. Turn off your phone, write an out of office message and try skipping the news for a week so that you can really cut off from the world and press the reset button. If a full digital detox is just too difficult for you, be disciplined, and simply check-in with your texts and notifications once a day.
Call on External “Help” and Have It Done for You!
You’re on stay-cation after all, so why should you be slaving over the stove? Create a stack of all your family’s favorite take-out menus next to the phone and take turns each day ordering whatever strikes your fancy! Maybe even arrange with the neighbors to have a “date night”. Get the kids to report to a designated house for an evening of fun while you and your boo enjoy a kid-free night. Rotate and repeat so that your neighbors get to enjoy the same treat.
Turn your Home into a Stay-cation Zone
Roll up and put away the rugs and enjoy walking around your home barefoot. Create a stay-cation soundtrack with all your favorite chill-out tunes and imagine that you’re strolling along the beaches of somewhere exotic! Dust off the candles, buy a couple of packets of tealights and prepare to get all romantic as you recreate a holiday fling!