Summer isn’t exactly here, but it’s not all that far away. If you haven’t made any plans yet there’s still plenty of time to get something sorted out. Although you might want to wait until the last minute, it’s often better to book something in advance. You’ll feel reassured if you know you have your plans in place. If you always do the same thing every summer, it’s time to shake things up a little. There’s so much you can do, whether you stay at home or go away. If you need some inspiration, check out my ideas for what you should do with your summer.
Have a Staycation
If you’re short on cash or just don’t like to travel, a staycation is the thing to do. You stay at home or maybe go to the next town over. You can save money by not having to pay for accommodation and travel expenses. But you can still do all the things you would normally do on vacation. You get to treat yourself to eating out, enjoy some activities, and maybe pamper yourself with a spa day. It’s the kind of thing that works better if you live somewhere larger. A small town might not have much for you to discover.
Leave the Country
If you want to go in the opposite direction, you can get out of the country altogether. You could go back to somewhere you love or try somewhere new. Iceland is all the rage this year if you want to try something a bit different. Anyone who has plenty of time off from work can choose to travel around instead of going to one place. You could decide to go to America with friends and see as many places as you have time for. On the other hand, you might prefer to pick one destination and stick with it. A week or two in the same place gives you time to get to know it properly.
Have a Trip Close to Home
As a compromise between staying at home and going away, you can find somewhere nearby to stay. Maybe you have lived in the same place your whole life, but you’ve never really explored the city that’s just a few miles away. You don’t have to travel far to experience somewhere new. You’ll have a shorter journey time so you’ll spend less on transport, and you could even go home each night if you’re close enough.
Spread Out Your Vacation Days
Some people might not want to take a straight week or two off work. Another option is to spread your vacation days across the summer. Instead of taking a chunk of time off, have day or two here and there. Pick Fridays or Mondays and you can have some long weekends when you’ll have plenty of time to do some fun things. You could do something at home or take some short trips.
There are so many possibilities for what you can do with your summer this year. Start making plans now so you have something to look forward to.