May 18th, 2018
By Jason Parr
Everyone needs a vacation now and again, but with average plane ticket prices hovering at around 380 per person sometimes its wiser and more affordable to plan the next best thing instead: a Staycation!
A staycation is like a vacation in that you are taking time away from work or other life stressors to relax, but instead of doing so on a tropical island or some other prime vacation spot, you’re doing so at home or in your hometown. I am fortunate enough to be located in the Twin Cities so there is more than enough to do in this area should I decide to skip the crowded airplane to simply head down the street instead.
The first thing I would do on a staycation is sleep in. This is a normal occurrence on any vacation, but never gets old. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at home five thousand miles away from it – sleeping late is the perfect way to begin any day away from work. The second thing I would do is head down West 7th in St Paul to the local coffee shop and talk with some of the baristas and order a large coffee to go.
The third thing I would do on my staycation would be to visit the various antique and thrift stores in St. Paul to see if there is anything worth buying. Some of the workers in certain stores already know who I am so I would probably talk to them and then try to haggle for lower prices (I’m kidding).
The fourth thing I would do on my staycation would be to just go home and relax. Maybe watch Parks and Recreation on Netflix for the fifth time or even go to the roof of my apartment building for a moment of quiet. Who knows how long I’d spend up there? A minute? An hour? A year? Never come down? Who knows.
As for the fifth thing, I’d probably take a well-deserved nap after my long, busy day. That’s the nice thing about a staycation: you can sleep as much as you want, and no one can judge you. It’s in the rule book! I checked.
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