Are you ready for a new type of holiday? A vacation without any stress, travel or schedule? If you answered yes, then a staycation is for you. Rather than spending time in airports or on the road, you can dedicate all of your vacation time to relaxing at home. If you’re feeling skeptical, you’re not alone. Taking a vacation at home isn’t always easy, especially when you have a list of chores to do. The key to having a true vacation at home is by planning how you’ll spend your time.
Here are some ideas to inspire you in making your stay-cation one of the best holidays you’ve ever had.
Create Your Own Home Spa Oasis
If you want to make your home into a true oasis, why not use the money you’d normally spend on your vacation to transform your back yard?
One of the best ways to enhance your relaxation and enjoyment of your home is with a hot tub. Not only does it increase the value of your home, but it’s something you can use year-round.
With a hot tub in your own back yard, you can plan spa days, spa date nights and post-workout soaks. When you’re on vacation, you can have a wake-up soak in the morning, a mid-day dip and a relaxing soak under the stars if you want to. That’s the beauty of having a hot tub in your own back yard.
Take Dining Outdoors
Nothing ruins a staycation quite like doing a pile of dinner dishes each night. A great way to minimize clean up and get out of the kitchen quickly on your home holiday is by grilling your food outdoors.
The day before your stay-cation starts, head to the grocery store to make sure your fridge and freezer are well-stocked with all of the essentials as well as a lot of grill-friendly food.
Make sure you have a convenient food-prep area next to your grill to hold platters of food and sauces. If you don’t have an outdoor eating area, that may be something else you’d like to invest in. Cooking and eating outdoors not only saves you a messy kitchen, it’s immensely satisfying and relaxing.
And nothing is better than a delicious meal followed by a relaxing dip in your hot tub.
Turn Off Your Phone
Work calls, texts and e-mails can ruin the relaxation of a staycation. You wouldn’t be taking work calls on a holiday away, would you? Apply the same rules to your home vacation and avoid all work-related communication.
Use that time to read a new novel or listen to music while lounging on your deck or patio. Do you have some large trees? Why not install a hammock in the shade for a relaxing nap? If you feel in need of some exercise, take a relaxing stroll followed by a soak in the hot tub.
No matter what you choose to do, make sure it’s something that adds to your enjoyment and relaxation so when it’s finally time to head back to work, you can return refreshed and rejuvenated.
Plan Your Staycation with Champagne Spas
If you’re ready to make your back yard your own personal oasis, we can help. Our experts at Champagne Spas can help you plan an amazing staycation destination. At our hot tub store, we stock only the best hot tubs in our San Diego showroom, so whether you need a new spa, an upgrade, or spa accessories, we can help. We can also handle all of your hot tub maintenance and hot tub repair needs so you can enjoy your spa to the fullest.