Can’t afford to go the beach? Turn up the heat and bring the beach to you, instead!
For Justin’s birthday in 2014, we took a SURPRISE staycation (he had no idea this was the plan). We did this because we were broke and definitely couldn’t afford to hop down to a Caribbean island to warm ourselves up. But I wanted us to experience the benefits of a vacation — relaxation, sleep, togetherness, fun.
No email. Not much social networking. No alarms. No housework. Just us, our cats, delicious noms and drinks, and water/beach themed entertainment. (We watched the original Point Break, a short nature documentary, Cocktail, Lilo & Stich, and Captain Phillips.)
It was a fantastic weekend full of relaxation and fun. 🙂
A lot of people asked me how we did it, so I documented it in a photo album on Facebook. And now I’m sharing it here. Let this inspire you. Vacations don’t have to cost a lot of money. They just require a little creativity and willingness to disconnect.