Things to Do on Your Staycation

As much as I love taking long weekends over the summer and traveling to spend time with my family or see someplace new with friends, staycations can be pretty darn relaxing, too! I took a few days off at the end of June and primarily used them to catch up on life. However, if you have day off (maybe you’re in town for the Fourth with no real plans) coming up and are stuck at home with no idea what to do, here are my ideas…

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Whip up a new drink recipe: Ok, so I tried making frozen rosé before (read about my adventures here), and it was amazing, but frozen rosé in a watermelon?! Now that’s even more festive (not to mention, it’s totally insta worthy if that’s your thing). Check out this recipe I spotted on Pinterest and let me know if you decide to try it!

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Make DIY abstract art: Mine will never turn out as beautiful as Shannon’s, but it’s still fun to make. Head to your local craft store and grab a canvas and some paint and go to town.

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Read a whole book in a day: I absolutely love reading while on vacation and always fill my suitcase with tons of books. I’m known to finish one (if not more!) books in a day and love lying on the beach (or in an air conditioned room, tbh) reading the day away.

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Plan out your next “real” vacation: Make a list (on the computer or just using pen and paper) and map out the places you’d like to see on your next scheduled trip. I need to sit down and look into specifics for Paris sometime soon!

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Try a new beauty trend: Ok, I don’t think I could pull off this banana leaf nail design, but spend some time pampering yourself or trying out that hair tool you impulse bought months ago and never sat down to use.

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