There is a new normal!
The COVID-19 virus is a global phenomenon. Plans have been shelved and passports are tucked away in drawers. What about that summer holiday trip to Disneyland, exotic destinations, the much-planned solo trek in the Andes? Or even visits to temples, beaches, and local tourist destinations? It may not be this summer. Suddenly stay-cations is the new black but that doesn’t mean that you have to spend your staycation cooped up inside all-day
You can go for a solo walk or hike, pitch a tent or stargaze in your backyard, find a secluded spot to watch the sunset or sunrise, or even just spend some time reading on your porch, your roof, or in a park. There are a lot of physical and mental health benefits to being outdoors, so make an effort to venture outside. Depending on your staycation plans, you may need time to get some things together like hiking boots, a canvas toiletry bag, a sun hat, craft supplies, snacks, a new book, etc
You know that feeling when you’re packing for a trip when you’re planning outfits and getting excited about what’s to come?
You can capture a little bit of that pre-trip magic by picking out your wardrobe ahead of your staycation
“A staycation is a form of alternative tourism that is fully in line with the slow tourism trend. Slow tourism invites you to live in the present moment. It encourages you to take your time, discover nearby landscapes, reconnect and spend more time outdoors in nature with the people you enjoy.”
There are no fully-booked days, you do what you feel like doing (with proactivity and without constantly falling into temptations such as Netflix) and there is no rush to go from one activity to another just to stay busy all the time.