While the last twelve months saw us not able to travel as much as we would have liked, 2021 is set to be a bit more positive. It feels like there is light at the end of the tunnel and as the vaccine rolls out and hopefully Covid numbers drop, the world might be able to open up a little more again. Once it does, many of us will go to book a staycation, bored with staying in the same four walls through the entirety of the pandemic. There are so many staycation options out there, from hot tub glamping sites to luxury hotels or cottages in the countryside. It is up to you which one you choose. If you know you will be booking a staycation for this year, there are a few things that you will want to think about before you go ahead and book. Here are some top tips for a staycation…
- Look at the reviews before you go
With staycation rates on the rise and more people preferring to stay at home rather than go abroad, many people are opening up glamping sites and camping hot spots. Before you go to any hotel, glamping location or staycation spot, be sure to research the reviews. All too often a place can look like your dream location, only to be very different in reality. Reviews left by past guests can be a good indicator of what it is actually like. Make sure you take out health insurance before you go too, just in case one of you were to fall ill.
- Think about the sort of break you want
There are so many types of break that fall under staycation and you need to think about what you want from it. Are you looking for a luxury spa break that you can relax around a pool and drink fizz? Or are you looking for a fun, family-friendly holiday camp that you can all enjoy? Think about what you want and find places that will offer this. Look at the location where you are headed and think about if there are any nearby attractions such as a beach, museums or theme parks that you can enjoy.
- Decide if you want to cook or not
When on a staycation, do you want to spend your evenings rustling up some delicious home-made meals, or do you want a break from cooking? Both are fine, it is down to personal preference. Cooking yourself can be a good way to keep your trip within a budget, but you can also view a holiday as a time to not have to cook. You could also look at the location and see if there are any pubs or restaurants nearby. This would mean that you have the best of both worlds – you could cook some night and go out to eat on the others!
These are just a few top tips for a staycation and they are sure to make that trip a little easier. What are some top tips you have for going on holiday somewhere in your own country? Let us know in the comments below!
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