Traveling today has become an indispensable part of everyone’s life. The trips to new lands help us to open our eyes, knowledge and also. Surely everyone is not too unfamiliar with the concept of Vacation (holiday or a long outing), now Staycation is again. is the most frequently mentioned phrase. To be more precise, this is a new travel trend during the epidemic season that you should not ignore.
What is Staycation? Where does staycation come from?
The concept of Staycation was born at the time of the 2008 market crisis in the United States. Because of the impact of the crisis, many households have been forced to limit their expenses and thus limit their holiday budget. The lack of money to travel abroad is the source of why many people begin to (re)discover their immediate surroundings.
The word “staycation” is a combination of two words “stay” and “vacation”. You can briefly understand it as “travel without going far” or “travel on the spot.
For the simplest example, “staycation” is a type of on-site travel, which helps you find new experiences near where you live with a “cheapest” cost. hotel or homestay right in the city or a few tens of kilometers from the center to feel life in Soc Son, Vinh Phuc… to stay a few nights.
Still in his area, but experience a new, more relaxing living space. That is a form of staycation.
Why do people choose Staycation over going away?
In the context of living with the epidemic, many places to visit and play are closed with certain limitations such as closing or distancing the whole city ….. or as simple as using public transport Plus to move to tourist destinations also makes many people afraid due to the risk of infection. For that reason, many people choose Staycation.
But of course Staycation is not only chosen due to the epidemic, in fact, the busy work of modern times makes it difficult for people to spend 3, 4 days or 1 week traveling far away. And if you only have 1 or 2 days off, sometimes just moving will end the day, so you should spend it traveling right in the city. And of course economics is also an important factor. Going closer means you will save a lot of money on commuting. Not to mention with the available knowledge of the city you live in, you can choose the most interesting places to hang out.
In addition, Staycation has some other benefits as follows
Staycation also has many activities like a true vacation, but since you don’t have to travel far, you will save a lot of things. So what are the benefits of a staycation trip worth our attention, let’s take a look:
Knowing well about the area you live in as well as the surrounding areas also helps you a lot in planning to find a homestay, hotel or where to eat. In addition, because right in the city, moving quickly, this type of city resort is also very suitable for those who like to go out on a whim.
No need to take a break from work
Since this is not a long trip, you can completely take advantage of them on the weekend. Therefore, you will not need to take time off from work and can still take time to relax if you choose a short staycation.
Light and simple luggage
Sataycation is different from Vacation in that you don’t have to check in to many destinations or explore new lands. Therefore, carry-on luggage should be light.
This is also the time to relax for yourself, put aside work, put aside life, etc. to really relax. Therefore, it is possible to bring a book that you have wanted to read for a long time but still have not had time and enjoy it.
Staycation can help you save a lot of money from cutting costs such as: airfare, train, hotel, visa… or other unexpected expenses. Maybe without waiting for payday you can also treat yourself to a short outing.
Ideas for a Staycation
Rent a Hotel – Homestay in the city
This could be a pretty good idea for your first staycation experience. Choose a beautiful hotel or homestay that you have loved for a long time but have not had the opportunity to explore. A new space will give you the feeling of being “on vacation” more, not having to worry about daily tasks.
Experience the city familiar with new activities
Are you too familiar with Hanoi, Saigon? But you know, even in a very familiar place, you can still have very new experiences, because just by changing your perspective, your mood, the city will appear, completely new.
These new things can come when you replace your motorbike with a bicycle that pedals slowly around West Lake. It is possible to explore the Saigon River with an evening cruise, sightseeing, and enjoying the wind instead of just looking from afar. You can play the role of a tourist, explore the city from above than usual by climbing on a double-decker bus. It will be an experience that is not new but hard to forget.
Immerse yourself in nature at homestays
If you and your family and friends are looking for a quiet space, breathe fresh air, mingle with nature and mountains to relax, relieve stress after stressful working days, this is the place to be. Not a bad suggestion
So what are you waiting for without refreshing yourself with a “staycation” trip this weekend. A short trip to help you relax and relax even when you are too busy with life