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How staycation has become the new vacation (and 3 reasons why you should take one!)

Vacations are all cool, but they’re only fun if the trip is for more than a week. Minimum. How many week long holidays are you going to be able to take though? Vacations need you to take substantial time off work which isn’t really feasible more than once a year now, is it? This is where Staycation comes in. There are over a dozen long weekends every year in the UK, which allows you to indulge in some getaways and staycations – the marker for which is booming!

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Staycation nothing but a vacation in which you stay in the same country, maybe even in the same city, in which your home is. It has become the new vacation because of various reasons but primarily the fact that you can enjoy multiple staycations in a year without losing out on any of your leave days or breaking the bank. 

Here’s our top 3 reasons why you should be taking a staycation the next long weekend:

1. Easy on the pocket

Forget all your worries about airfare, travel insurance, exchange rates, visa costs, internal transport et al. You’re not going to cross any borders for a staycation which automatically removes a ton of hassle and reduces the cost. You are likely to find steal deals for local properties, with special rates for residents as compared to the tourist rates. Not to mention, you’re on your turf so you’re less likely to be cheated off your money!

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2. Less time in transit, more time relaxing

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Staycation cuts out the need to leave your home 4 hours early to reach the airport on time, queue up for various procedures, and then settle in the cramped economy flight next to a chatty stranger. On a vacation you need to chalk up an entire day for traveling to your destination which takes out time from activities you’d actually rather be doing.

When you’re just driving over to the next town or say just the other side of the city, as you would in the case of a staycation, you’ll be spending less time in transit and more time relaxing. Best staycations are at properties that are an hour or less away by car – just far away enough from home so you’re away from routine, but also just close enough so you can maximise your time.

No need to plan months in advance 

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Unlike a vacation that needs planning months in advance (leave applications, flight bookings, visa procedure, logistics etc etc), a staycation can be planned overnight and even as a surprise for your significant other! There’s always a last minute deal waiting for you somewhere, so all one needs to do is decide to take a staycation, go online and find the best bargain deal and you could be ready to start in as little as 30 minutes.

So if there’s a long weekend coming up and you want to put off that deep cleaning of your home for another time, then book yourself a staycation, pack your bags and head off to grab some much deserved down time.

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