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You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world to make the most of the summer. A staycation is a fun, stress-free and financially savvy alternative to flying off to faraway—and often expensive—lands. Wondering how to plan the perfect staycation? The following tips will help you plan the perfect summer vacation without ever having to leave your ZIP code.

Create a Work-Free Haven

Spending your vacation at home can cause inconsiderate colleagues to regard you as available for work. Make it clear that you are taking some time out, turn off notifications on your phone and enjoy the peace and quiet. Set up an out-of-office notification for your incoming emails at the beginning of the staycation and don’t check them again until it is time to go back to work.


Take a Break From All Those Chores

Part of the fun of being on vacation is avoiding cooking and cleaning. With the money you’ve saved by not buying flights and hotels, hire someone to spring-clean your home and get dinner delivered every night for a few weeks. Choose exotic foods that get you in the holiday mood—whether that’s fresh sushi, Chinese take-out or real Italian pizza from the bistro around the corner.


Explore Your Local Area

How often do you visit the museums and galleries in your hometown? Get the tourist experience in your home city by checking out the latest exhibitions and learning about its history. If you have kids, look out for special activity days at local museums, which can give a fun interactive experience.


Plan a Few Fun Activities

Vacations are for doing whatever you most enjoy. If that means relaxing by the side of the local community pool with a good book, go ahead and chill out. If it means finally starting that creative project you or hitting the gym every day, that’s fine too. This is your staycation.


Do Something New

What’s the one thing you’ve been meaning to do but haven’t gotten around to yet? Well, now that you’re not spending all that time working (or traveling), here’s the perfect opportunity for you to make the most of your free time. Maybe it’s something as extreme as going skydiving, or maybe it’s something as simple as checking out the new restaurant that just opened down the street. Whatever the case, now’s your chance to try something new.

How do you like to spend your hard-earned vacation time? Get in touch to let us know your idea of the perfect staycation.

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