Are you looking for staycation ideas this summer?
I have over 100 low-cost staycation ideas that are perfect for your family
If you’re like most of us, the past year has been a rough one. People have lost their jobs, had salaries reduced, and seen their life savings cut in half. It’s a time when we are all cutting back on non-essential (and even essential!) expenses. Unfortunately, one of the first things to go in this kind of economy is the family vacation.
“How Can I Give My Family a Great Vacation When I Have No Money?”
With summer fast approaching, many parents are worried about how they will tell their kids that the family vacation will have to be cancelled because they simply can’t afford it. This doesn’t have to be the case. You can still enjoy a great summer…by planning a Staycation!
What Is a Staycation?
A staycation is literally a vacation you take at home. A clever way of adding the word stay (as in stay-at-home) and vacation. The term staycation gained its popularity in the summer of 2008 during a period of dramatic gas price increases and higher travel costs. With a global economic crisis and record unemployment claims, it looks like staycations are going to be just as popular in 2009.
Can We Really Have as Much Fun Staying Home as We Would on a Vacation?
Yes. Think about it. While none of us can deny the beauty and excitement of a resort beach or a mountain getaway, a Staycation still offers many advantages that a vacation can’t. For instance:
- Staycations offer affordability. According to the American Auto Association, an average 2-person vacation will average $244 per day. When you add a couple of kids, the price goes even higher. By staying home and enjoying nearby attractions and activities you can literally save $1000s!
- Staycations offer convenience. Vacations are full of headaches such as—packing, airport delays, remembering what you can or can’t carry on to a plane, high gas prices at the pump, and keeping track of all the paperwork like tickets, passports, money vouchers and itineraries. With a Staycation, you avoid all of this, plus, you never have to worry about forgetting your toothbrush!
- Staycations offer true family bonding. With no exotic destinations or must-see attractions to compete with, you can put the “Family” back in “Family Vacation.” Staycations will help you create those great moments family memories are made of.
How Can I Plan a Staycation My Family Will Enjoy?
A great staycation is not only possible, I’ve made it easy. With my book, 101 Great Staycations, I’ve done all the thinking for you. I’ve come up with the ideas, the steps to make it happen, and follow-up activities to help you continue your Staycation experience. Here’s how my book, 101 Great Staycations came into being…
More Than 100 Budget-friendly Fun Staycations!
When my wife and I first started thinking about how to transform our vacation into a memorable staycation, our first question was, “What are we going to do?” Followed closely by, “Will the kids have fun?”
So what we did was sit down together and list staycation ideas. I grabbed a small Moleskine Ruled Notebook and over a period of a couple days, we jotted down over 100 family friendly staycation ideas! I’m ready to now share my personal staycation ideas with you!