Two summers ago, our family took a staycation instead of a vacation. We stayed in our home, went to the neighborhood water park a few times, enjoyed leisurely picnics for our dinners, and had a few later nights watching movies and popping popcorn.
Staycations are super popular now because of the economy; more and more families are opting to save money and tour their own hometown. It’s a great alternative when you don’t have the finances allotted for a traditional vacation, yet you’re in need of some quality family time.
June’s theme for Simple Living Media is travel and family time, so today’s question is perfect for this topic.
Visiting your own city
Staycations are a great idea for a frugal, relationship-centered family. Today’s discussion question requires you to brainstorm some ideas and share them with us:
What is one thing you’ve always wanted to see or do in your hometown but haven’t done it? Is it something you can do as a family this summer?
Be specific — tell us about something cool or unusual in your city, and make a date to explore it in the next few months.
And then tell us your vacation or staycation plans for the summer. If you haven’t yet marked your calendar, I highly encourage you to put something down. These kinds of family events are what memories are made of, and it’s a great time to bond, enjoy, and catch up with each other.
I look forward to learning about your city and hearing your ideas!
Tsh is the editor and writer of this place, and is the founder of Simple Living Media, a little company with the mission to help people live simply. While she waits for her first book to show up in stores late 2010, she spends time drinking coffee, being mama to her two little ones, and eagerly awaiting the arrival of number 3, due this summer.