Summer is in full swing and you may be wishing that you had planned a vacation for you and your family this season. If you are looking to take a last minute vacation or would like to take a vacation, but it’s just not the right time for you financially, consider taking a “staycation”! What’s a staycation? Great question! A staycation is a vacation where you can relax, getaway and have some fun right in your own home.
If you are excited about the thought of saving on vacation costs, but just aren’t sure about the idea of a staycation, Raccoon Valley Bank brings you 4 tips for making the most of your staycation:
- Put Everything on Hold – Just as if you were traveling for a regular vacation, schedule time off on all of your calendars for your staycation. When your time off arrives, set up an “Out of the Office” response on your email accounts, turn off your phones and even put a hold on watching the news – just as if you were going away on a vacation. Disconnecting is an important part of having a successful staycation.
- Treat Yourself to Delivery or In-Home Services – While normally you might not use a cleaning service or get food delivered to your home, a staycation is a great time to treat yourself to these services. A part of enjoying a vacation is having things done for you, so although you still have to pay for these services at home, it is still a lot less expensive than paying through a hotel or resort.
- Bring the Luxury to you – Whether you have a bath spa set you got for Christmas last year, a box of fancy china sitting in the basement or have a robe that never gets used, now is the time to enjoy it! Also, consider taking turns with a family member doing a “turn-down service” each night where you can even place a chocolate on their pillow.
- Have fun! – If you are having a staycation with your family, pitch a tent in the back yard, declare a water game day or spend time reading your favorite books. Now is the time to do your favorite things!
A staycation is a great way to unwind and have some fun this summer without all of the expenses of going on a vacation. Remember, your staycation is what you make of it!
If you have questions about our banking services, feel free to stop by any of our locations today!
Raccoon Valley Bank, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender