Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vacations On A Budget

The Urban Dictionary defines a staycation as
A vacation that is spent at one's home enjoying all that home and one's home environs have to offer.

Well, my hubby and I were planning a vacation. An actual family vacation for once that didn't involve traveling for a wedding or event or holiday to see someone, but was actually just to sightsee and relax.

We have so many things we've never see or been to around here since we just moved to the East Coast last summer that we figured we could easily pick something to do and planned something within a 6 hour radius.

Then we decided we would probably be moving out of our place this summer and wanted to save money. The first thing to get chopped was our optional vacation.

We decided on a compromise and have since found out our compromise actually has a name...a staycation.

We are going to stay at home and experience things around here or near to here. We will turn off our cell phones, computers, home phones. We are going to ignore housework and our to do lists and just have fun.

Not only did this decision seem more fun (because it took the stress of coming up with a lot of money out of the equation) but we have so many ideas we are not sure where to start.

The nice thing about doing this with little kids is that we can have the accommodations of home for sleeping. Some people actually check into hotels, but we aren't planning on it except maybe one night at a city we may visit a few hours away.

We are going to enjoy a few meals out, not all, which is what we do when we travel anyhow. We are not going to have any long car rides and no ridiculous high gas bills. Both my husband and I each get a day to pick whatever we want to do. We can't wait! We are so excited to enjoy our Memorial Day weekend that way. Who knows, we may even head toward the shore a day:).

I think this works well for us because we are new to this area, but even if you have been living where you are for awhile, there are always fun, new things to discover and I think it would still work then.

So Happy Memorial Day weekend. I'll report on how it went when we "get back."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your vacation :)

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