This is a continuation of my Blog Talk Radio show interview with Shirley Rushing of Rushing Travel Agent – http://rushingtravelagent.com. I had scheduled to do this as my “I’ve Been Thinking” show, but didn’t get the opportunity to get the show taped so making the final blog in the “keeping healthy as an entrepreneur” series. We discussed the importance of travel as a way of staying healthy. I want to add a couple of suggestions that we didn’t highlight during the show.
To listen to the original show just click here – http://preview.tinyurl.com/qb56mf7
Think about doing a “Staycation” as another way to keep the expense down, but still be able to have a vacation. Remember a few years ago starting in 2007 when the staycation first began as a way for families to enjoy traveling, but stay closer to home in order to save money? I would like to encourage you to continue that trend if you find yourself not able to take a long and/or expensive vacation.
Wikipedia define a staycation (stay at home and vacation) as a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance, sleeping in their own beds at night.
The following are some ideas I have for staying at home and vacation.
1. Spend the weekend at one of the local nice hotels that you’ve always wanted to check out, but haven’t done it because you’re always vacating away. If you have kids make sure it has a swimming pool and they can totally enjoy themselves. There are quite a few hotels that have indoor water parks now and most of them are included in the price of the hotel without you having to pay an additional cost.
2. Do a day trip. Here in Oklahoma we have the famous route 66 that we locals can travel along and enjoy some fascinating history and places to see. What do you have in your state or city that you could enjoy?
3. Most cities now offers “Music in the Park” and most of the time this is a free activity and totally fun. Do a Google search and see what your city has to offer along these line.
4. Another thing most cities are starting to offer is “Movies in the Park.” As with the music in the park it is free and you can bring your own food even if they provide the option to purchase something.
5. how about having a good ole fashion “family and friend game night?”
6. In the world of DVRs all the major companies now offer movies for the price of a specialty coffee/latte that you can watch from the comfort of your home. Create your own movie night by popping your own popcorn, buy movie size candy bars, etc. The best part about this is you can pause to take that much needed personal break without missing anything and having to ask what happen while you were gone. Plus you don’t have to worry about anyone kicking the back of your seat :).
7. Last, but definitely not least you could do a history staycation. I know…I know…you think I’m crazy for suggesting this, but for those that are history buffs and even those of us that are not, this could be a treasure full of information and interest. For those that have kids, they could kill two birds in one, by learning something new and fun and have information for that paper that they will have to write for school one day :).