No Vacation? Have a Staycation!

No Vacation? Have a Staycation!


By Joanne Rosa

Remember that summer vacation you were gonna plan?

Look, we don’t mean to make you upset, but we are already halfway through summer. So, if you haven’t planned a vacay yet, or just don’t have the funds to do it, don’t stress.

A staycation could be all you need to get that relaxation in that you desperately need.

Here are some ideas to get your staycation started.

Spa Day
This one is a no brainer. Going to a spa for a day of relaxation, facials, saunas, whatever you’d like, is totally worth the money. You could go with your friends, your partner, or by yourself. Even if you can only afford a one-hour massage, do it. Pampering yourself will help you get into staycation mode.

Treat Yo’ Self
The whole idea of a staycation is to treat yourself without having to go too far. Head to the nearest mall, or your favorite store, and get some items for yourself. Whether it’s that new gadget you’ve been eyeing for weeks, or a cute dress for your next girls night out, go for it.

Indulge in Good Food
Find a great restaurant, or even just your favorite restaurant, and go to town on all of the food your tummy desires. Fine dining, or dinner and a show. Whatever it is, make it fun and special! Go with your partner, your family, or a bunch of friends. Or, order some great food for pickup, and enjoy your food with a movie at home.

Take a Day Trip
Have you always wanted to go to that lake that has paddle boarding rentals? Or maybe there’s a friend that’s not so close, but not so far either that you’ve been meaning to catch up with. People, now is your time to cross those items off of your to-do list. Whether it’s seeing an exhibit at your favorite museum or catching up with a friend or family member, start seeing what and who’s available now.

Throw a Party and Have Some Cocktails
Whether you have something small and intimate, or large and extravagant, go all out and enjoy your favorite people! Michael Russo came to the show and taught us how to party like a celebrity this summer, including how to make an amazing watermelon martini. If you haven’t had a tropical fruity drink during your staycation, did you really have staycation? The answer is no. This watermelon martini is a must try.