Current global events have halted almost all travel, forcing many to change or completely cancel their vacation plans. However, these same global events have given us all a lot of unexpected free time at home. And who says you have to travel somewhere to have a fun vacation?
At UV Skinz, we believe that a staycation at home can be just as, if not more fun than a vacation that involves travel. We asked some of our team what their favorite ways to staycation are and they gave the tips below. Enjoy!
Special Accounts Manager
“For my staycations, I like hosting game nights with other families or friends over skype, facetime or any other video conferencing platform. I find this to be a great way or us all to stay connect and have fun.
Another one of my favorite staycation activities is to ’virtually travel’ with my family. We do this by having each family member research a different country and then share what they learn with the rest of the family (little known facts, pictures, etc.). It’s fun to even try a recipe from each country if you have or can easily get the ingredients for it. This way different nights can feature a different country with an accompanying meal. This activity is super fun, interactive and can super informative and inspiring!”
“As a movie fanatic, staycations usually include some quality time in front of the TV. Not talking about mindless hours in front of a screen. These are events that are like mini film festivals revolving around a theme.
I’m trying to get through the entire list of best picture winners. It’s a long list, so this is more of a bucket list sort of thing.
To get a new perspective on the Star Wars trilogies, watch them in Machete Order. This change in the movie order makes for a better telling of the story. Best of all, it omits Phantom Menace completely, minimizing Jar Jar Binks’ screen time.
Take a deep dive into some 80’s greats with a John Hughes weekend. When was the last time you watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Weird Science, and Planes, Trains, & Automobiles? Have you shared these classics with your kids?
I think my next festival will focus on Sean Connery’s time as James Bond.
Director of Design and Development
“My staycations consist of going on more day hikes around my local area and ticking off all the local hikes to broaden the scope of my pre/post-work fun once we return to “normal” life. Digging in on Skillshare, LinkedIn learning, Impact Theory, and Ted Talk videos (I find learning so enjoyable it’s like a vacation). Getting my creative juices flowing with some sketching and journaling. And I want to plant some new succulents and flowers.
It really doesn’t take much to make me happy. My favorite thing about staycations is that you’re able to give yourself permission to relax and you don’t even have to go anywhere! It’s the best.”
“I treat staycations as an opportunity to further connect with my local surroundings in ways that aren’t possible during my usual everyday life. I find that going on walks and hikes around the local forest are some of the best ways to do this. I almost always learn something new (whether it be about local wildlife, the area’s history, or myself) and I find that I am able to clear my head and destress when I get out of the house for a bit.
I also love to do a lot of relaxing while on staycations and spend much of my time lounging around drawing, playing guitar, or just watching TV.”
However you decide to spend your staycation, we at UV Skinz hope you are able to have fun, stay positive and, most importantly, relax during your time spent at home.