You’ve just had a stressful week at home, your kids are also having a stressful time in school – they want to do something fun but you just don’t have the money, you don’t have enough time for a long vacation, and you are not sure you have the energy to travel out of town to the beach or go hiking or camping – the solution? Staycation.
Yes, while staycation is actually defined as just staying at your own home, relaxing, there’s just no fun in that, and you still want to make your children happy. So, one of the best things you can do is book a secluded and peaceful guest house elsewhere where you can relax at a home-like setting while your kids can also have a good time.
There are many benefits to staying at guest houses for a short break from work – first of all, you can save some of your energy because you can basically just relax indoors. Some guest houses are located near small farms or ranches where your family can interact with some farm animals while you just unwind at the porch or the patio. Unlike when you go camping or hiking – which could definitely take drain you.
Another benefit is that you can control the budget when you are staying at a guest house. You would know immediately if the staycation would suit your budget from the time you make a booking. You can bring your own food to some guest houses so there would be no unexpected expenses.
It doesn’t require a lot of packing. Since it’s basically just another house anyway, you can just bring your regular clothes (except when you’ve particularly chosen a guest house with a pool). If you decide to go camping, you have to pack a lot of stuff which can be exhausting as well.
Last, but certainly not the least, it’s suitable for the entire family. Bringing a baby or a toddler to the beach can be taxing, especially if you have other children you need to take care of. It isn’t the best idea to bring a baby or a senior to hiking, either. A guest house can accommodate each member of the family, no matter the age.