These days, the thought of taking a vacation can lead to more stress than relaxation. So instead of worrying about booking hotels, buying plane tickets and taking time off work, enjoy a wonderful vacation without leaving your Santa Cruz condo.
1. Turn off the news. Rent a video instead.
This is a great way to escape for a while without all the hassle. Think of places you've always wanted to go, but couldn't. Rent travel videos of a few of the places you'd like to visit and sit back, relax and let your mind wander.
2. Get lost in your favorite novel.
Do you enjoy the world of mystery, romance or even science fiction? Well, now's your time to relax in your Santa Cruz condo and get lost in another world. Just visit your favorite bookstore or library ahead of time and stock up on some good reads.
3. Send the kids to the grandparents.
There's never been a better time to let kids bond with family than the present. Pack up their favorite toys and goodies and send them on their way. Remember – you're on vacation!
4. Take a bubble bath
Instead of hopping in and out of the shower, take some time and revisit your bath tub for a long, refreshing bubble bath. Light some scented candles, put on soft music and just let stress drift away.
5. Get a massage
You may be thinking you'd need to leave your property for this, but you don't! Plenty of massage therapists make house calls. Book one in advance and have him or her visit you on your vacation at your condo.
When you're thinking of your next vacation, take some time to explore your own surroundings. With a little planning, a lot of imagination and a bit of creativity, you can enjoy a wonderful, affordable vacation in the luxury of your own Santa Cruz condo.
Tell me about your stay-at-home vacation. What did you do? Did you enjoy it as much or more than an "away" vacation? Post a comment here and help us all learn how to vacation at home.