When the holiday season comes up, you may be looking at being more sustainable and working to your budget. However, that doesn’t prevent you from having a fabulous vacation with family and friends. A holistay is a very practical and enjoyable solution. Why don’t we convert all the available resources at home into a vacation?
Killer Mode Staycation Preparation
Here are well researched practical tips for a truly enjoyable ‘holistay’.
- A Chic Cocktail Bar at Home!
Mark a suitable portion in your home to set it up as your cocktail area. If you have space available outside, that too can be used to design your temporary bar. Go all out to give a tough competition to the classiest cocktail lounge you have visited. Use the below tips to give it a great ambiance.
- Make your logo and brand the area.
- Decorate it in tandem with a theme.
- Change your themes at frequent intervals.
- Let every member of the family have a take in choosing the theme.
- Learn bartending or cocktail skills.
2. Transform into a Tourist.
Believe that you are in the place you wanted to visit. Think of an activity that you would have done at that place. Enact it to add more flavor to your staycation. For example, you can design a guided tour of your neighborhood and spend a day outdoors.
- Spick and Span Like a Hotel.
Clean up every nook and corner of your home to make it as close as possible to a great hotel. Make plans beforehand and divide duties among family members. Take a break for an hour from your vacation every day to accomplish your duties.
- Bring the Beach to Your Home.
As part of the preparation for the staycation, put in every bit of effort to make your fibreglass pool look like a tropical beach. Arrange to have sand deposited in a small area with home furniture for beach chairs. Decorate with locally available flowers.
Follow the below practices for a hassle-free melbourne swimming pool:
- Run the filter every day as specified during installation.
- Take steps to prevent clogging.
- Make use of precautions to prevent clogging due to freezing.
- Keep the pool tidy and clean.
5. Announce Your Vacation.
Inform your friends and relatives that you are going for a themed vacation. It should be clear to them that you are on a staycation at home. It should be informed in no uncertain terms in a very polite way to your neighbors.
- Design Mementos and Cards.
Design cool mementos and cards to ‘take back’ or send to your friends from your fabulous vacation. Ensure that you are dressed as if you were in the tourist spot of your imagination.
- Schedule for Filmy Nights.
Can anybody get over the nostalgia of watching films with the whole family on the TV? Let us bring back those childhood moments using the below hacks:
- Discuss with all the members and make a list of two favorite movies for each.
- Set aside 25% of the designated vacation days for movie nights. Make a schedule for the movie nights. Decorate the make-shift movie hall according to the theme for the night. A good example is-, Wild West, or Star Wars themes.
iii. Stock enough snacks and drinks till the end of the film.
- Plan for a break or two during the film.
- Do Everything You Always Wanted to Do.
Make a list of all the things you couldn’t find the time to do during the last year. Incorporate those into your staycation schedule. Accomplish one by one with the cooperation of others.
- Make an Activity and Get Every Member Involved.
You can even create a family band in tune with the branding of the staycation. Write and direct a play with the other members as actors. What about choreographing a dance with the lyrics and music created within the family?
Discuss with others for better ideas to improve bonding and teamwork as a family.
- Produce a Movie.
This is a very enjoyable activity in which the creative side of all members can be out to use. Make it as professional as possible. Imagine yourself as members of a movie crew with specific jobs assigned to each. Sometimes the same person may have to double as the producer and janitor!
- Plan Themed Outdoor Activities.
These are activities that you would be doing outside your hotel rooms during a vacation. Improvise and make delightful plans. Why not a day camping exercise or a biking expedition? A good suggestion is a family walk on all days for an hour or so on different routes.
- A Beachside Barbecue.
A barbecue is a great idea for your staycation. If you have a fibreglass pool, a beach-themed barbecue by the poolside will melt the hearts of other members. Jump in the water when food is being grilled and enjoy. At any cost, make it feel and look like a vacation without any care in the world.
- Packing Your Bags.
Don’t forget to pack your bags. You need to get the idea out of your heads that the tourist spot is your home. Pack your stuff and change your rooms. It is a good idea to change rooms at least once a week. This will fire up your imaginations giving vivid and real feelings of a vacation.
So, where are you going to spend your staycation? There is no limit to what you can imagine. Grand Canyon, Disney, a cruise…. Anything is possible. If you are single, unleash all the fun you can imagine of.
Your staycation comes with a hoard of advantages. There is no airport security check. You save a lot of money on travel, accommodation, and tips. You don’t have any deadlines for travel plans and vacating hotels. It will be the best vacation in your entire life by the poolside in the comforts of your backyard. You can even plan a surprise meet with friends or family and reciprocate. Remember that the whole universe belongs to you in planning this staycation.