In recent years, the state of the economy has had a major impact on our holiday plans. Many of us now have a limited budget or have reduced their savings so that holiday plans “do not exist”. At the moment, the most difficult decision for most of us is to choose a place for such limited funds.
In the past, many families went on a week-long trip to the resort, a cruise or a flight somewhere, together. Today, however, due to rising fuel costs, hotel expenses and large food bills away from home, “internships” are quite popular.
Choosing a station is now a common option. When you decide to stay at home, you still want it to be unforgettable for your children and you want this experience to be fun. Here are some ideas to make your stay more exciting.
Ideas for Staycations:
Go on a trip to the Grand City. How many times have you visited the capital of your state? Enjoy an educational and free trip to the capital. Whether it’s your country or a neighboring country, if it’s new to you, it can be a funny experience.
If you call in advance (at your local council), you can even organize a trip. Look at all your city has to offer and plan activities during the day.
If you are not too far from Washington, go on a trip to the capital city. In Washington, all federal museums are free and are among the best in the world. Our family trip to D.C. was one of our best holidays in history.
Switch cottages with someone you know. Do you have a friend on this living near the beach? Maybe they would like to visit the big city where you live and you can change the house for a week. Think about someone who lives in the countryside and see how life in their city looks like. Think about who knows they live near an amusement park, close to mountains, the ocean or a big city. Even a farm can be exciting for someone who has never lived this way. Change houses for a week and experience life in the same way they live.
Go to a camping site. Children love camping! Sleeping outdoors under the stars is exciting for younger children. For adults, it allows them to gather their thoughts away from all the digital distractions that we have come to rely on.
Now you can buy a tent for about $50.00 and even borrow it from a friend and save money. You don’t even have to have sleeping bags as long as you have lots of blankets. Check the campsites within a few hours of your home and save gas.
You must book it in advance if it is a state camp site, and go only to those with private showers and bathrooms. Search with Reserve America and choose what amenities you want. Look for campsites with lake, fishing, swimming, hiking and playground, so that everyone will be happy.
Plan to bake marshes, tell stories around the fire, grill and look at the stars. A campsite can really be fun! Just check the weather forecast before departure and plan accordingly.
Take a day trip. Taking a short, 2-3-hour excursion, you can still enjoy the benefits of the escape, but you don’t need to book a hotel. Just plan breakfast before departure, pack up a lunch picnic, and you’re ready for a cheap, quick trip!
Search the search radius of Free Map Tools or Google Maps and see what’s around you that you’ve never done. You’ll find things you’ve never done if you search this way. Search for your destination city and see what’s new.
Every time our family does this, we take pictures and save travel brochures so that children have something to say when they come back and memory never disappears.
Create an Average Event Week. Plan a cultural day where you go to an art museum, paint together and even take pictures in the city. You can give prizes to the “winner” for the best work of art, the best photo, the best video or a home movie.
Schedule a week of games for the family to have fun together and even let the children come up with a game together. You can “visit” other countries for a thematic week, sharing new food from this culture, talking about how they live and getting dressed. Learn a few words that reflect the language of the country. Explore the Internet and find interesting things to share during dinner and make them an educational experience.