I need a vacation. Unfortunately, with the pandemic, traveling is out of the question for me. So, instead of catching COVID, I plan on having a mini Vacation to reset my mind. Here are my Staycation Tips.
-Set the mood: If you were planning to go to the beach, then make your beach atmosphere in your back yard or living room. I have a pool, so I got a beach chair, a cooler, beach towels, and a portable speaker. I put on some wave sound effects and laid out by the pool. Did some reading and tanning.
-Pamper yourself: For me, going to a spa is not on my to-do list, but if I was on a cruise. I would totally be getting that Swedish massage! So instead. I have a spa day where I have a soothing herbal bath and sit in our massage chair while listening to Tibetan singing bowls.
-Nap and Sleep In: Take the time to rest. That is the most important thing
-Experience new things: Because of the Pandemic Air BNB has online services where you can do online activities that you would typically do on your vacation. I learned how to make tapas https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1674844?s=67&unique_share_id=3d2e8899-70e4-4064-a408-353373b4828c, and I also learned how to taste wines with a certified sommelier https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1675868?s=67&unique_share_id=e7811fc9-b75b-4652-93ae-e0374943d0cd
-Eat exotic foods: Were you planning a trip to Italy? Well…if you can’t go to Italy right now, then why not bring Italy to you. (or any other county) Find a website or a recipe book from that country and make some foods for a delectable meal that will transport you away from home….in your mind, at least. I am working on the Disney Epcot meal list. I found a website that has all types of foods from many different places https://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dining/recipes.htm
-Learn a new language: Who knows…one day it might be safe to travel again. And when that day comes, you will want to be prepared. I am working on Italian right now using Duolingo
-Go for a hike: There are many hiking places in our area, plus you can still social distancing. Check out our blog post for the best places to hike in the Ark-La-Tex. https://www.mykoolradio.com/hiking-trails-in-the-ark-la-tex/
-Go camping: Yep. I put up my tent in my back yard! It was perfect during the weekend. My family and I did some stargazing and saw the Neowise Comet!!!
-Picnic: Want to enjoy the outdoors? Have a picnic in the backyard. GO through the process of making the basket and picking the spot! don’t forget to take your portable speaker for that you can set the ambiance.
-Unplug: When I am on vacation, The last thing I want to do is work. So I will schedule some time to completely unplug. No internet, no emails, no phone….no nothing!
-Take a virtual tour: If you are like me, when you travel for vacation, you like to take tours and visit museums. Guess what?!?! some museums and aquariums offer online tours. Check out my favorites. https://www.mykoolradio.com/top-five-favorite-virtual-tours/
-READ: I don’t know about you, but when I read, I always feel like I am taking a vacation and enjoying the world that is created just for me to experience. What are you reading right now?
These are just a few things that I do to enjoy a staycation at the house. What are you doing instead of going on a vacation? Are you vacationing? If so, where are you going?