Which Would You Choose: Staycation or Vacation?

I go on a fair number of vacations. Big vacations. Off to Orlando. Germany. Slovakia. Utah. Pennsylvania. You name it. And I enjoy those vacations. I’ve made wonderful memories on them, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. But they take an awful lot of work. Work to plan. Work to travel. And that work creates stress.

This time last year, I was embarking on a big European vacation with the fam. It took a ton of time to plan and execute, and it really went marvelously–all things considered. But like I said–it took a lot out of me.

This year? I’m staying home. Taking two weeks off and going absolutely nowhere.

And I’m so excited for it! There’s no travel. No planning. No stress. I’ll have time to get the things done that I’ve been wanting to do for months and haven’t had time for. Fix some areas around the house. Clean up some rooms that are in desperate need of decluttering. Watch a ton of movies. Play board games. Just relax.

I know that staycations can get a bad rap sometimes–that people claim they’re just things people do when they’re lazy or cheap. But I’m here to say that they’re wonderful, marvelous things. I look forward to them probably more than “classic” vacations–because there’s none of the baggage that goes along with them.

And so I thought I’d ask you, my faithful readers. If given the choice of planning a great two week vacation, or staying at home for two weeks and going nowhere, which would you choose, and why?

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2 thoughts on “Which Would You Choose: Staycation or Vacation?”

  1. I am especially lame, in that my ideal week looks like my everyday week. Our vacation of choice would be different from our daily lives only in that Drew would paint only his own stuff instead of client’s stuff, and I would probably write more because I don’t have the pressure of actually having to do it.

    I really don’t like holidays. They get in the way of what I want to do, which is work.

    In other news, I have the best life ever.

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