If you’re not too keen on the idea of a holiday that renders you to your home turf, or simply want a way to spruce up your plans, then read on for some tips.
It's edging on almost a century since commercial air flights have been available to passengers. Ever since then, citizens around the globe have been able to enjoy the luxury of international travel.
Yet, various factors have been bringing the staycation back on people's agendas. Travelling nationally works in favour of saving a bit of cash, and also helps reduce carbon footprint in a world where we must become more environmentally conscious.
If you're not too keen on the idea of a holiday that renders you to your home turf, or simply want a way to spruce up your plans, then read on for some tips.
1) Bring joy to the journey
Naturally, when planning a holiday you tend only to consider the destination, while the means of getting there is simply that; a means to an end. A way to make a holiday within your own country more exciting is to be creative in your mode of transport.
Consider hiring (or buying if you really want to splash the cash) a camper van, so you can explore multiple locations in one trip. Having your own camper van gives you more autonomy over your trip and always a place to rest your head.
Why not take it to the waters with a narrow boat? Not all of us can say we've had the joy of sailing on a barge, and it can make even mediocre destinations that bit more novel.
2) Get equipped
Wherever you plan to go on your holiday, you can ensure you'll get the most of it by having swanky gadgets to hand, especially if you're camping.
Portable Wi-Fi hotspots are great for keeping you connected when you need it. A travel drone will help you explore every corner of your adventure, even when your body won't quite make it (don't worry Grandma, we've got you covered).
A tree tent will allow you to have a versatile and awesome experience from the treetops. However, if you prefer to stay on the ground, the best camping fridge freezer will ensure you never have to go without your favourite snacks whilst out in the wilderness.
3) Be perfectly certain on your travel team
Not jetting off somewhere fancy can sometimes leave us feeling a bit unfulfilled and agitated. That's why whoever you travel with on your staycation needs some serious thought.
If you're venturing with others, make sure you know that you all get on well (enough) together and that you'll all bring out the best in each other. Solo travelling is also an appealing option for many as some people have more fun on their own. This way the holiday schedule is your oyster.
4) You don't always have to follow the internet
Whilst some popular recommendations such as Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, and Brisbane are all wonderful, and popular for a reason, why not keep some mystery and explore the less popular places?
Before technology, we wouldn't have much of an idea of what a place would look or be like before we visited. Now, we can see across the world from our very computer screen. Choosing a place that you don't know much about then has no expectations to live up or down to. It can be a great opportunity for an authentic adventure.
Having a holiday that involves staying in Australia may not be quite the travel destination that you've been dreaming about, but it by no means has to be dull.
If you follow these tips above, along with entertaining some creative thinking, and a positive attitude, a staycation might just be part of your plans again sooner than you think.