You’ve been listening to your family and friends bragging how they have been away over the holiday season.
I stayed home as well; there’s a lot to be said for the staycation.
You didn’t have to book flights, endure long distance road trips with whining kids, have to find the perfect family accommodation on a budget, pack, nor pay the exorbitant fees that are charged during high season.
As you know I love to travel. If there’s the merest whisper of the thought of travel I’m onto it. But during the festive season – I would rather stay at home.
For one my young son had just been showered in toys from Santa. The thought of pulling him immediately away from those shiny new activities is more than my ears could stand.
Plus – I guess I’m lucky – I live in Perth; it’s summer here, and we have some of the best beaches in the world. Why go away for what is literally just 10 minutes down the road?
Not that we have done much other than laze about for a week.
But had we got bored there were plenty of day trips we could have embarked upon. We could have gone to playgrounds, visited the new water theme park, had a picnic, or cycled around the local lake.
Instead we have just been happy relaxing at home. A staycation was exactly what we needed for a family holiday.
How was your festive break?