5 Staycation Secrets to Maximize Your Downtime This Year
When you think of summer, what comes to mind? A wellness adventure where you can meditate and refocus? An eco-tourism trip to observe wildlife in one of the world’s most exotic locations? Many people thrive on travel, but when you couple soaring gas and airfare prices with the unpredictability of rising Covid-19 outbreaks, staying home – and staying safe – sounds better and better by the day.
Many people embrace staycationing – including us – and here are five ways we elevate the at-home and in-town experience for a summer to remember.
Give Yourself an At-Home Spa Experience
If staying home has you feeling less than pampered, upgrade your personal care products with a scent reminiscent of your favorite locale. Your brain’s anatomy is responsible for the way scents trigger memories, so incorporating a body lotion, deodorant, or fragrance in your self-care routine can evoke memories of a springtime stroll among the cherry blossoms or sunny escape to the citrus fields.
Sleep on Hotel Quality Linen
One of our favorite things about traveling is sleeping on quality sheets. It sounds like a small thing, but drifting off to sleep in super soft sheets makes us feel extra special. If you’re avoiding a hotel stay because of sky-high rates, consider upgrading your bedroom with a crisp, new set of percale, sateen, or Egyptian cotton sheets. Compared to the price of a single night’s stay in a beachside town, you can have a luxurious experience year-round.
Enjoy Your Local Amenities
Every town has its own charm, character, and offerings. Sadly, we often forget there’s fun to be had nearby when we’re in the mood to get away from it all. Baseball fans often have major league affiliate teams within driving distance, so look for yours online then take the family out for some ballpark fun without paying an exorbitant ticket fee. Special promotions and weeknight tickets often cost less than $10, making it even easier to enjoy all your favorite snacks. You can even pick up a souvenir to remind you of the best staycation ever.
Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space
According to a 2021 survey for the International Casual Furnishings Association, the COVID-19 pandemic has made 90% of Americans more interested in having outdoor living spaces. Why not spend a little staycation time improving the areas you and your family enjoy outdoors. If you like to cook and garden, try planting a small herb garden. Hearty varieties, like oregano, thrive in most environments and can be incorporated into marinades for outdoor grilling. String lights and a firepit or outdoor sound system can give your backyard a tropical vibe for a nightly respite with ambiance.
Discover How Fragrance Can Change Your Mood
Are you longing for the tropics, a weekend in the woods, or a seductive evening in a garden filled with jasmine? A staycation doesn’t have to lack discovery. Find your happy place with a new Home Fragrance Discovery Set. It brings five new scent combinations to our Home Diffuser collection, so you can experience everything woody, earthy, floral, fruity, and sweet one waft at a time.