Who doesn’t love a good holiday? The lure of sun, sea and sandy beaches can be overwhelming, but is this really the best option for you and your family? In fact, there’s much fun and entertainment to be had if you take the time to plan a staycation nearer home.


There are always places in your neighborhood that you just haven’t had the time to explore, ask your friends for their local hidden gems. It can be so easy to get caught up in your own schedule of work and home life that you neglect your friendships, so use your time of a staycation to catch up with your nearest and dearest.  The good news too, is that it can be easier on your pocket! Still not sure? Read on to find out why you should choose a staycation over a more expensive overseas holiday.


To-do list

We all have a to-do list that never seems to get completed. Take your time off work to tackle it. While not falling into a leisure activity category, having completed your list of to-do chores, you will feel rejuvenated and ready to enjoy the rest of your time at home. Use this time to find a new car and visit dealerships such as Nissan Edinburgh to find your dream car; use this time to fix up the garden, or repaint the house ahead of the festive season.


Hidden treasures

There’s a wealth of hidden treasures on your doorstep. Whether you fancy that new restaurant you’ve not had time to visit, or exploring trails, or to day trip to your local city; you need not travel far. First, decide what you feel like exploring and then decide on your route and time scale. There’s nothing worse than spending hours in the car either, so do be realistic when it comes to which locations you can squeeze into your schedule. Then simply pack those snacks and get going.


It doesn’t cost the earth

Even if you are only taking a weekend away closer to home, or perhaps you are planning a bumper three-week holiday, choosing a staycation need not cost the earth. Keep a look out for vouchers and offers online to make visiting local attractions a bit more affordable. All those meals out can add up too, so be sure to plan your meals accordingly. You can take sandwiches or a picnic when visiting different attractions and enjoy some time in the great outdoors. If you are travelling with kids, be sure to budget in for a few sweet treats – you are on holiday after all! Sundaes and treats are just some of the joys of a staycation, so don’t feel like you have to completely miss out.


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An easier option

Hours waiting at the airport can be a bore. As budget airlines increase their fares not to mention as the price of airport extras and in-flight add-ons continues to rise, the cost of international travel can add up. Choosing a staycation is an easier and cheaper option for all. You remain fully in charge of your travel time, and by using your own transport you can choose a route that gets less congested.


Decision made? Sit back, relax and enjoy a break closer to home.