Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How To Have A Summer "Stay-Cation"

Now that we're into the heat of the Summer when most people go on vacation, I know better than anyone that it's not possible to travel as often as we'd all like, or to go as far as we'd like. But, sometimes, you don't need to travel and pay a lot of money to go on vacation! Why not stay at home for your Summer Vacation? Why not have a ....*pause for effect*...... STAY-CATION!!!

In order to have a Stay-Cation, you have to stay at home. This is where all the fun is going to happen! There are lots of different types of Stay-Cations, so you can fill a whole summer with different ones! It's mostly just up to you and your imagination! (Which sounds really cheesy, I know, but it's entirely true.)


This is, personally, my favorite kind of Stay-Cation. You set up a tent in your backyard (Make sure you turn off the sprinklers or put up a rain fly) or in your very own living room! Or, if you don't have a tent, lay out your sleeping bags on their own in the grass or on the floor. (Occasionally it's fun to just pile up blankets and sleep under/on top of all of them instead of using sleeping bags).  For the night(s), stay in the tent or in your sleeping bags at night! The activities you choose to do are up to you! I'm going to list some suggestions.... You can cook marshmallows in the microwave or in the oven and have S'mores. Fill up a kiddy-pool with water, and "go fishing" (this one is better suited for younger kids). You can go on a "hike" scavenger hunt around the house, backyard, or both! Hang up a really big sheet and project a movie onto it. 


In most places, there are a lot of historic buildings or parks or various tourist attractions that you may not go and see very often because you're not a tourist. However, it does make for a great Stay-Cation! Spend a day, or maybe two or three going around and visiting all the tourist attractions and learning about the history where you live! I personally love going to the more entertaining of the attractions like theme parks or ancient movie theaters.

Beach Day

Now, this one is a little trickier to pull off, and requires lots of creativity. In the past, I've done this with a small inflatable pool in a garden. It was really beautiful, and you got the beach feel because of the dirt and the heat. It's especially fun when you eat beachy foods, like tropical fruits. Throw in some beachballs, and maybe set up a temporary volleyball net, and you've got yourself a Beach Stay-Cation!

If you have a Stay-Cation of your own, let me know! I'd love to hear about the fun things you guys come up with!

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