Staycation 101

Indulge in the luxuries your own home and personal itinerary have to offer you.

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We all look forward to a good vacation. Sometimes hopping a plane, train or automobile simply isn’t in the cards, and your only opportunity to holiday is at home. Truth be told, there’s nothing mundane about planning a staycation and, if done right, it can be more restful than the rigamarole of planning a trip that takes you far and wide. Here are our tidbits of advice to help you feel like you’ve spoiled yourself properly in your very own casa.

Turn off.

A simple vacation from your devices is often all you need to feel like you’ve taken a relaxing hiatus from life. Without the distractions of texting, Snapping, and reading endless emails, your brain will get the mental detox it so deeply deserves. Turn those phones and laptops off and truly escape.

Turn up.

Make yourself the a chill playlist to get you in the mood to veg out or get playful. Spotify’s preset lists can get you started with your vacay vibes, but to make this feel even more like a treat, pick a theme and put together a playlist to match. A few ukulele tunes may be all you need to transport you to the beaches of Maui.

Treat yo-self.

Order in the most delicious dinner delivery, get an in-home spa service like a manicure or massage, or run yourself an indulgently long and warm bath to soak in. Whatever your pleasure, give yourself all the creature comforts you would indulge in while on vacation.

Have a movie marathon.

All those films you’ve been dying to watch? Give yourself the luxury of screening your very own film festival. Pop some popcorn and make it feel like an event…in your coziest pajamas, of course.

Indulge in simple pleasures.

We often forget the little gestures that hotels make when you are away. Be it spa water (with sliced cucumbers in it), extra cozy slippers, plush bathrobes, perfectly crisp and ironed sheets; all of these elements can make your humble abode feel like a boutique hotel.

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