Staycations are my absolute favorite. I love visiting local hotels and sneaking into the pools to soak up some sun and sip on margaritas. While you may not be able to travel or staycation at your favorite resort doesn’t mean that you can’t use this time to make being home a little vacation.
I know what you’re thinking. “I’m so tired of being home. I just want to be somewhere else.” Trust me, I get it. I want to be on a beach in Hawaii. But I can’t. Which is why I’m sharing some tips on how you can turn your home into a weekend getaway.
Take Time Off
There’s a good chance that you are working from home these days. In order to fully enjoy your home staycation, carve out the time where you can truly relax. This means no computers, no email, maybe even no phone. Staycations are a great way to disconnect from the world for a bit – something that is very important at the moment!
Bring a Destination Home
What are some destinations that you are dying to visit? Hawaii? Mexico? Europe? Bring that destination into your home with food, music, decorations, etc. For example, when I’m in the mood to be on a beach in Hawaii, I throw on a Hawaiian playlist on from Spotify, make myself a mojito, and lay in my bikini in the backyard. While it’s not exactly the same thing, it’s pretty dang close.
Some of my favorite destinations playlists include:
If you don’t feel like cooking, order some take-out from one of your favorite restaurants. Traveling to Mexico? Get tacos and margs! Exploring Hawaii? Get some Hawaiian barbecue! If you have a big backyard, set up a picnic.
Have a Pool Day
Just because you don’t have the luxury of having an in-ground pool (let’s face it, I don’t), doesn’t mean that you can’t have a pool day. Buy an inflatable kiddie pool, fill it up to the top, blast your favorite summer playlist, and make your favorite cocktail while you work on your tan.
Watch Movies in Your Backyard
Buy a projector and watch a movie on your fence using a white sheet. Make some popcorn, light some candles or string some lights around the yard, break out the comfy pillows, and get Netflix going.
Camp in Your Backyard
If you can’t get out to your favorite campground, why not bring camping to your backyard? Pitch a tent, built a campfire, and roast some s’mores (or cook them in the oven if it’s too hot out). If you really feel like getting the full camping experience, gather around for spooky ghost stories right before bed. Best part? You won’t have to worry about bears!
Bring the Spa Home
Gather up all your essential oils (think lavender, rose, chamomile), draw up a hot bath, and sink in for a nice relaxing spa treatment. Once you’ve relaxed in the tub, put on your robe and give yourself a manicure and pedicure while wearing one of your favorite face masks. Don’t forget the hand and foot rubs.
Have Breakfast in Bed
Okay, so this one is a small one but damn does it make a big difference in how you start your day. Serve yourself with an array of baked goods (muffins, croissants, danishes), hot coffee, orange juice (maybe with a splash of champagne) fresh fruit, all served on a tray, complete with fresh flowers.