When we think of the most indulgent and luxurious vacations we could possibly book, we tend to think of ourselves as heading to a beautifully warm place with crystal clear waters and nothing but the best hospitality. We might imagine ourselves on a cruise, or perhaps engaging in an activity like skiing in the Alps. However, you can still finding the benefits in an at/near-home vacation.
There’s often a bounty of riches and amazing events to uncover a little closer to home than you may realize. For instance, seeing this guide to States with beaches can help you find that experience you’re looking for at a fraction of the cost.
Shorter Travel Distances
Shorter travel distances can make for less miles on your car or not dealing with customs and airport security at the airport, etc! Shorter travel distances can also ensure you feel more interested in traveling while on vacation, such as heading to a nearby city you haven’t been a tourist in, eating great food at the local hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and driving to landmarks.
More Travel Options
When we travel somewhere closer to home, it’s likely that those we love, such as our friends and extended family, may be able to come with us because it’s less to plan and not as difficult on everyone’s schedule. You might be able to have your uncle and aunt take off work for a day or two to with visit you, or have a friend come with you on the adventure. Less variability (like plane flights or long miles) can make it easier to plan with other people.
Last-Minute Deals Matter
When you schedule a near-home vacation, you may find that last-minute deals offered by travel companies automatically become so much better to deal with and attend on a whim. You might find a severely reduced cottage or winter getaway fifty miles from your home, because of a last minute cancellation. Last minute plans are often the best because you can be spontaneous and just enjoy doing what is right in front of you instead of spending weeks planning. These vacations can be the best.
Have you ever been done a vacation near home? What did you love about it?
We love a good staycation! When we lived in New York, my mom would drive the eight hours North to visit us, then she’d watch the boys so Ryan and I could go to a b&b for the night…it was heaven!
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