Why A Staycation Could Be Better Than A Vacation [INFOGRAPHIC]
3:00 pm, October 27th | by Laura Donovan
As you know, work can be very stressful, and there’s nothing worse than intending to “get away” from the grind by planning a seemingly blissful vacation only to feel more overwhelmed than you were at the office. I’ve so been there, and that’s why it comes as no surprise to me that 2/3 of employed U.S. residents have opted for a “stay-cation,” according to a new timeRAZOR infographic.
Think of it as an extended weekend. More than likely, you probably feel Saturday and Sunday aren’t enough to recover from the week, and what better way to recharge than chill out at home in front of the TV? Chances are, you don’t get much vacation time, but most Americans still have two days left of paid vacay at the end of the year, and those two days would be best used for mental health days. With vacation costs soaring (costing an average of $1,180 per person) and itinerary creating a total nightmare, hanging around the house might be easier on your wallet and sanity. You don’t even have to just stick around at home if that’s not your thing. Use the time to catch up on errands that most people wait until the weekend to attend to (and face long lines and clogged aisles as a result). Get a pedicure, buy buy groceries, hit the gym, or even volunteer. 78 percent of staycationers go to the spa or pool, 26 percent cook, 43 percent go out to eat, and 38 percent take care of house or garden work. More than 60 percent of people opt for staycations to save money and 48 percent believe it’s less of a burden than traveling somewhere. Check out the infographic below to see whether staycations are for you.