How to Have an At-Home VacationHow to Have an At-Home Vacation

With the recent pandemic causing all sorts of new travel regulations, taking a vacation somewhere can seem like a daunting task. This is why an at-home vacation is the way to go.

Staycations can boost your overall well-being, and will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Let’s explore how to have an at-home vacation and discover some fun activities that you can enjoy, all from the comfort of your home.

Pamper Yourself

One of the luxuries about having an at-home vacation is that you don’t have to leave the house, and you can use many resources that you already have in your home. For example, vacations are all about relaxing and taking time to rest. One fun way that you can relax at home is by pampering yourself with a spa day.

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Once you have started the tunes, grab your favorite luxury robe and go soak in the tub while enjoying a glass of refreshing mezcal. This all-natural, handmade agave spirit is made with agave, water, and lots of love, and is distilled in the rolling hills of Santiago, Matatlán—the heartland of mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico. The tropical flavors will whisk you away, as you enjoy your bubble bath.

You’ll also want to grab your favorite sugar scrub to exfoliate your body, and to give your skin a beautiful, glowing look for your staycation. Finish off your relaxing bath by rinsing off and applying soothing moisturizers to your skin. Choose your favorite scents such as papaya, lavender, coconut, or beach grass to bring relaxing, vacation fragrances to your body. This will help to keep your skin feeling healthy, and is the perfect way to end a hot bath.

Take Care of Your Body

Staying home during a vacation is a great way to give your body time to rest. You can help your body reach its optimal health level during your next staycation by trying a whole body cryotherapy treatment. Just three minutes of cold exposure will help to take your physical and mental health to the next level. This will help to invigorate your body and will give you a complete mind-body refresh, which is just what your body needs during an at-home vacation.

Next, go for a relaxing run at the park, or workout in your home. You can meditate and allow your body to relax, or you can workout to your favorite HIIT dance routine. Whichever you use, just be sure to enjoy this time of exercise, and to stay hydrated.

If it’s a sunny day outside, you can even opt to do some laps in the pool and soak up some rays. But if it’s raining or cloudy, never fear! An at-home vacation is perfect for all weather, and all seasons. Having a plethora of indoor activities available will help you to remain stress-free, and will allow you to spend more time relaxing during your at-home vacation.

Create a Delicious Meal

Eating delicious food is a must when having an at-home vacation.

First things first, you’ll want to plan on creating a menu full of your favorite dishes to eat on your staycation. Be sure to use fresh ingredients, and to go grocery shopping ahead of time. This will help you to be stress-free when it is time for cooking.

For a light and refreshing appetizer, a cucumber and watermelon salad tastes like pure summer, and will leave your senses feeling like they are vacationing on a beach in summertime. You just need diced cucumber, cubed watermelon, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a sprinkle of feta cheese to take your salad to the next level. Add a dash of salt and pepper on top and you’ll have a delicious, crisp salad that will be the perfect palate cleanser for your at-home vacation.

The entree, however, will be the star of the show. Since it’s your vacation, this is the time to splurge. Cook up some island-style jumbo seared scallops to create the feeling of a tropical vacation, all in your own home. Cover your golden scallops in a decadent and delicious champagne and caviar sauce, and serve over a bed of coconut rice. Add garlic parmesan roasted asparagus or a vegetable of choice on the side to create a memorable and delightful dish.

If you have kids, or a sweet-tooth, making some homemade hazelnut s’mores sandwiches in your kitchen is a great alternative to a campfire cookout.

First, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, simply cut a 24-inch baguette in half, lengthwise, and scoop out some of the soft insides of the bread to create a hollow space for your delicious dessert filling. Spread one cup of chocolate hazelnut spread over the bread halves, and top this with marshmallow creme. Sprinkle your s’mores sandwich with graham cracker crumbles and bake them in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the bread is warm.

You can enjoy these tasty treats while curling up on the couch to watch your family’s favorite movie. Bon appetit!

Sit Back and Relax

After a nice long day of pampering yourself, it’s now time to sit back and relax. Get cozy by putting on your favorite pair of pajamas and stretching out on your sofa or bed. Having comfortable home furniture is key to creating a relaxing space that you can enjoy throughout your entire at-home vacation.

Once you are all snuggled in for the night, you can stream tv shows and movies before bedtime. Watching your favorite movies or classic TV shows can help you to become more relaxed and provides an escape from the stressors in your life. You can get endless entertainment, live sports, and the shows and movies you love, all from the comfort of your home.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy your evening, it’s your vacation after all!

Spend Time Outdoors

Another way to have an at-home vacation is by spending time outdoors in your backyard. You can have an outdoor BBQ, spend time by the pool, or even just spend time reading and journaling, and doing whatever makes you happy.

If it is winter time where you live, you can choose to have a winter getaway themed at-home vacation, and enjoy all of the natural beauty of nature. Put on your favorite puffer jacket and use inflatable winter snow tubes to have fun in the snow. Channel the vibes of the retro ski era and spend time sledding with your kids. This will be sure to create lasting memories, and will have your little ones begging for more winter staycations in the future.

All in all, having an at-home vacation is a wonderful way to save money, and save stress. You can still take part in relaxing and fun activities, while also creating life-long memories, all from the comfort of your own home. Remember to use our tips and tricks on how to have an at-home vacation and you will be sure to have the staycation of your dreams. Happy Vacationing!