The Case for Staycations

From financial to mental, we break down the benefits of taking a vacation in your own backyard.

A vacation at home can be the perfect getaway for families with young children. There are some serious advantages to using your vacation time without leaving town.

Your wallet will thank you
Pricey flights, meals and vacation accommodations can really rack up in the summertime. Instead, consider staying home and enjoy saving a little green while spending quality time with family and friends. Not only can you de-stress from the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day, you can relax knowing that this vacation is a smart financial decision.

Rediscover what you love about where you live
Sometimes we get so caught up in all of our obligations we can forget about all the fun that can be had right in our own town. Go ahead and play tourist; there are probably local landmarks you’ve never visited because you never think of them or there isn’t enough time. Walk, bike or drive to the park or that historical site and spend a little time re-connecting with your own community.

Unwind with the comforts of home all around
Let’s face it. Planning a vacation, packing and unpacking and traveling with children can be more tiring than it’s worth. When you staycation, everything you could possibly want or need is right within reach. Spend quality time with your family by cooking and prepping meals together, playing catch in the backyard or crafting in the kitchen.

Ease back into a routine
The end of summer isn’t always as sleepy as we would like. As back to school looms and our vacation days dwindle, staying home can help you prepare for these big changes. Use this time to enjoy yourself while still checking off some of those errands and preparations. You can breeze into the busy season feeling relaxed and accomplished.

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