Making the Most of a Staycation

posted 7/20/2015 in General

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Many folks choose to take a vacation during the summer months to relax and detach from their busy day-to-day lives. While it is important to spend time resting and relaxing, going on a vacation can get very expensive, very quickly.

Here is where a staycation comes in! A staycation is a vacation where you can unwind, relax and “get away” – without even leaving your home.

If you are excited about the thought of saving on vacation costs, but just aren’t sure about the idea of a staycation, Lincoln Savings Bank has some tips for you to consider:
  • Put Everything on Hold – Just as if you were traveling for a regular vacation, schedule time off on all of your calendars for your staycation. When your time off arrives, set up an “Out of the Office” response on your email accounts, turn off your phones and even put a hold on watching the news – just as if you were going away on a vacation. Disconnecting is an important part of having a successful staycation.
  • Treat Yourself to Delivery or In-Home Services – While normally you might not use a cleaning service or get food delivered to your home, a staycation is a great time to treat yourself to these services.  A part of enjoying a vacation is having things done for you, so although you will have to pay for these services at home, it is still much less expensive than paying for a hotel or resort.
  • Bring the Luxury to You – Whether you have a bath spa set you got for Christmas last year, a box of fancy china sitting in the basement or have a robe that never gets used, now is the time to enjoy it!  Consider taking turns with a family member doing a “turn-down service” each night. You can even place a chocolate on their pillow.
  • Have fun! – If you are having a staycation with your family, go camping in the back yard, declare a water game day and spend time reading your favorite books. Now is the time to do your favorite things right in your own home!
There are few things as exciting as preparing for a vacation and traveling to a place you have never been before.  However, taking a staycation is a great way to enjoy time off and save considerably on typical vacation costs. Lincoln Savings Bank wishes you and your family a fun summer!

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