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The Joys of a Staycation

A vacation isn’t a place - it’s time, a time for a getaway to a tranquil retreat from the daily grind of work. Have you ever played tourist in your own town with a genuine and authentic staycation? One where you dedicate a good chunk of holiday time to showing your neighbourhood and of course surrounding areas some love? Consider reacquainting yourself with what your city has to offer to relax and indulge in fun experiences rather than dealing with the stress of traveling (or in my case overpacking!).

The Joys of Being a Staycationer

From amazing scenery, historical sights to exploring your local food scene, I've listed some tips below for a smooth transition to taking a break from your regular schedule to embracing the joys and adventure of being on a staycation:

Digital Detox

To fully take in this experience, it's important to disconnect. This means turning off your smart phone notifications from emails, text messages, social media and everything in between. Seriously, act as if you were taking a typical vacation: no meetings, no emails, no calls - even though you’re in town. Trust me, let's make a clear distinction between work and play.

Set Your Own Pace 

Don't bother with the hassles of dealing with time constraints when you can leisurely set your own pace on a staycation. Feeling rushed while traveling is not the most appealing and certainly causes a lot more stress than needed, so get those walking shoes on and go explore your city at your own pace.

Visitor Centre

Most cities have a visitor centre but folks, this isn't just reserved for tourists! You will be amazed at the plethora of information that is available right at your finger tips and knowledgeable staff waiting to answer all your questions. Filled with brochures, guides and schedules, you'll be all set for your staycation. From the haunted walks, food tours and boat cruises, the options are endless for adding a bit of excitement.

Become a Foodie

Ditch the grocery shopping as well as the cooking duties aside and dive right into your local food scene. Whether it is a pub or fine dining, the pleasure of catching up and enjoying a friend's company is always a good feeling. Also who doesn't love to dress up and look good! When you’re at a restaurant, you can relax, unwind and enjoy the ambiance around you. Bonus: you don't have to worry about dishes!

Happy Staycation!

Rosalyn Gambhir
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