If you’re still waiting for your COVID vaccines or can’t afford to escape abroad this year, a staycation is the perfect way to get away from the everyday grind and have a well-deserved break.
So, whether you’re an avid camper or prefer the comforts of a hotel, we’re sharing this ultimate guide for what to pack for your staycation.
Something for all seasons
The weather is as unpredictable as 2020 was, meaning in order to get the most out of your staycation, you need to be prepared for pretty much anything.
To start off, never leave the house without a waterproof. So grab yourself a small foldable mac and keep it stashed in your bag.
You also might want to get yourself a pair of sunglasses for reading. These are perfect for a day by the coast, reading a book and dipping your feet in the sea. You don’t need to keep swapping from reading glasses to sunnies, and you’re covered for rain or shine.
While walking boots might not be your style, staycations are all about exploring somewhere new. So you’ll need a good pair of comfy shoes. You might be out for the whole day and then head to a restaurant for a nice meal. Some days you’ll have no plans, so you never know where the day might take you. As a result, it’s best to be prepared with stylish but comfortable shoes.
Just because you might not have any intention of jumping in the sea or paddling in the river doesn’t mean your kids haven’t got other ideas. Plus, when the weather surprises you with a hot day, it always feels like such a shame when you’ve not packed things for the occasion.
That’s why packing some swimwear for those ‘just in case’ moments is a great idea. You might regret not packing it otherwise!
Depending on when you’re going on your staycation, you could still be required to wear a face mask. But even when restrictions are loosened, a lot of people will likely feel more comfortable in crowded areas with a little protection. So, a lightweight face mask (nobody likes to feel sweaty!) will be this year’s top accessory.
Again, we’re not making any promises about the weather, but even if there’s cloud cover, you can always benefit from a little SPF.
The easiest way to do a staycation on a budget is to stock up on food at the market rather than going out to eat for every meal. So, whether you’re in a hotel or on a campsite, a picnic blanket will allow you to sit down for a packed lunch just about wherever.
Essentially, the first rule of staycations is to prepare for just about everything. With so many local towns and places to explore, you never know what you’ll get up to. One day you might be at the beach, the next couped up indoors playing board games. Whatever you end up doing, however, make sure to relax and enjoy!
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