2020 hasn’t quite left room for us to plan our vacations, especially for those who were going to travel abroad. However, hope is not lost for the upcoming holiday season. Now is a perfect time for us to plan a relaxing staycation and make the most of being in our home country. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the number of benefits that come with vacationing close to home.
1. Save Money
One of the best perks of a staycation is how much money you save. For instance, if you live in the UK, it’s much cheaper travelling from Luton to Bedford than to book a flight from London to Reykjavík. Train rides in the UK are pretty special, you get to sit back and enjoy the charming countryside. No other place boasts such picturesque rolling hills.
2. Less Travel Time
The UK is a small country. Think about places like Australia or the USA, you can drive for a day and still be in the same state. Whereas in the UK, in a couple of hours you can be in a completely new place. If you’re feeling ambitious, within a week you could see much of this country. From coastal coves to cultural cities - there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
3. Local Gems
When you’ve lived in the same country your whole life, you don’t tend to view it as a tourist destination. A staycation allows you to view your home in an entirely new light. There are so many beautiful spots in the UK. Why not treat your local area as if you were a tourist arriving? You may find surprises not too far from your front door.
4. Easy Planning
Planning a holiday in the UK is so simple. You don’t have to worry about getting a visa sorted, currency conversion, or learning the local language. A staycation allows you to be flexible and lends itself to spontaneous trips rather than months worth of planning.
5. Support Local Business
Now, more than ever, it’s important you support local business. A lot of industries have suffered this year, and we all need to do our bit to help keep them going in whatever way we can. If you don’t feel comfortable eating out while you’re away, you can order from local restaurants and get food delivered to your accommodation.
A staycation in the UK can give you an entirely new appreciation for your home. You could find your new favorite place, plus save yourself time and money. Where in the country would you like to travel to?