Staycation Massachusetts 2014: Boston & Beyond
Memorial Day approaches, HIGH gas prices remain and we are all looking for frugal summer fun. More and more people will again be sticking close to home for STAYCATIONS, but this does not mean you need to settle for anything less than a spectacular.
When is the last time you just took a look around you? Do you know how many people TRAVEL near where YOU LIVE for vacation each year? There are so many resources and fun things to do that we overlook daily.
Staycation – UNPLUG, RELAX, it is a REAL VACATION
A staycation does not need to be a “what we did because we could not afford to go away”. It can be an adventure and you should plan it with as much excitement and vigor as you do a vacation. Whether you are taking a full week off or using your days as a series of long weekends, it is important that you “pretend” you are actually away and on vacation.
- UNPLUG – though this is tough with today’s technology, if you were on a cruise in the Bahamas, would you be checking email and texting all day? I say NO, so do not when on your staycation. The purpose of a vacation is to regroup, re-energize and spend quality time with the ones you love.
- PLAN ACTIVITIES – Once you pick your staycation dates, plan the week with activities as you would a real vacation. Even if you choose to have a down day and just relax, do not fill it with chores – you are on vacation. READ a BOOK.
- BE CREATIVE – Think outside the box. Camping in the backyard could be just as fun as going away. Vacation is a mind-set and if you set your mind into having a fun, fulfilling week, you will. Take pictures just as you would on a traditional vacation. Eat ice cream, sleep in, stay up late and any other things you typically do on vacation.
Year of the Staycation 2014: Exploring Boston and Massachusetts
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I am lucky enough to live in Massachusetts where over 12 million tourist pay lots of money each year to visit. So why is it that we feel we have to travel for vacation? There is so much to do in this state in addition to all of the obvious Boston and historical attractions. It is really easy to forget what is around you when you live here. As you begin to plan, be sure to check out BostonCentral as well as some great daily deals on local attractions through Groupon, Eversave, LivingSocial, PlumDistrict and Amazon Local so keep an eye out for those as well.
Below are some fun activities and resources in Boston and Massachusetts to help you plan a wonderful staycation: