Staycations

It’s been raining here a lot lately.
One cold front followed by a hurricane followed by another cold front makes it hard to get outside and do much.
I’m starting to understand why we have such a thing as “staycations”.

Staycations are vacations you take at or near home. Instead of going away, you stay close to home. I don’t count working around the house as staycationing; that’s work.

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My favorite staycations happen on rainy days. These are days I stay home and sleep in, binge watch some of my favorite shows, or read a book I haven’t been able to get to in a while. These are the days I feel like putting paint on an empty canvas, starting a new journal, or blogging. These are the days I finish a crochet project or another piece of my quilt.

If any of that sounds like work to you, substitute your own peaceful hobby and you will share my staycation too.

The point of vacationing is to bring you peace, rest, and a mental break from your normal everyday toil. Staycationing can give you all that.

Consider making your next vacation a staycation.

16 thoughts on “Staycations

  1. Hi, Rebecca. I like your staycation activities. I’ve never been prone to travel to exotic places; just home is my happy place. Of course one reason I like being home is so I can go out to my favorite spots – church, senior center, Toastmasters, and various other activities that take place outside my house but still “home”.

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  2. Thank you, Oneta. The picture was actually a rainy day at one of my favorite parks. I did some special effects on the image to make it look more like I was in the rain than I actually was. 😉

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  3. Rebecca, you did a good job with the photo. I know next to nothing about photography. Toastmasters, International is a Speech and Leadership Club especially focused on helping people get over stage fright. The second focus for my group is the encourage speakers to abolish the “crutches’ in their speeches – in particular the ahs, uhs, and other filler sounds. They are international and have many local clubs.

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      • I have enjoyed your blog for several months, but haven’t seen much of you lately. Glad you’re back. Hope you can find a TM club. We have a particular unit which was one time given in conjunction with High School English – or something like that. We talk about doing it again but haven’t got to it for a few years. Maybe I’ll bring it up again.

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      • I stepped off the weekly blog after some life changing events, but I am getting back into it. Thank you for being a faithful reader. 😉
        If you do decide to partner with schools again, let me know. My program could benefit from it.

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  4. The word “stay is what stands out to me the most, I’ve never heard of a staycarion before lol. That theres many and different types of ways you could staycation. She kept my attention by talkin about different activiest she likes, some peoples may vary..but also activities that put you in a happy place without having to go out far. I can say that the author likes to staycation on rainy and ugly days. I would say staycations are probably a lot cheaper. Staycations are good at bringing you to peace,good for having time to relax. If i chose to talk with someone about this article i would most likely talk with the people who doesn’t like to go out a whole lot

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  5. A stay-cation could be better than a vacation because planing is not necessary. On days I don’t get out the house, I love to binge watch Netflix movies. Drawing, doing cipher puzzles, and playing video games with my dad are some things I like to do while on stay-cation.

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  6. I was excited to see your post about staycations. My husband and I are often looking for ways to have staycations. While others are off into distant lands on exciting adventures, we don’t have the means to do the same but we take every opportunity to explore the mysteries that about near our home. We have gone to small bed and breakfasts, overnight stays near a local attraction or even just out for sightseeing drives near our home. They have generated some of the fondest memories and costed but little in the process. Having been blessed with Yellowstone National Park as a back yard, it wasn’t hard staying close to home. I love staycations!

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  7. A great blog about how a “staycation” can be just as great as traveling. Sometimes just being able to be home or out to a activity with friends can be better for the heart and mind than anything. I loved your point in this blog.

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