Planning your annual holiday time may seem intimidating, especially when your budget is strongly suggesting that you go no further than your front door. The good news is that even if you can't jet off to a luxury destination on the far side of the world, you can make memories closer to home. You're not alone, people everywhere are discovering the value of a staycation; why not take a closer look at this easy holiday guide to see if you find some vacation inspiration.
Most city people spend almost as much time in their cars as they do at home, stuck in traffic and tapping the steering wheel in frustration. It's hard to see the world on the way to work. A fresh perspective could be to explore locally via public transport. Trains, buses and even taxis could allow you to sit back and enjoy the scenery at an affordable rate. If you've not taken public transport for a while, you may be surprised at recent upgrades. A travel card could even give you the chance to hop on and off like a tourist.
Bring the world to you
If you can't explore the wonders of the world, bring them to your doorstep! Remember all that money you're saving by not going to fancy hotels? Use some of that to have a themed cuisine evening. Catch up with some inspirational YouTube travel channels, order in the regional food featured in those videos and have a small taste of travel in the comfort of your own home. Even smaller towns have restaurants that offer international food options, fusion delights and plenty more. They say that food is one of the most important elements of travel, so make the most of that without having to figure out what to pack into a suitcase.
Did you know, many large hotels offer plenty of their luxurious facilities for day visitors for a small fee? You could find yourself lounging by the hotel pool with a cocktail or enjoying a massage the day spa. You could even just take your laptop and have professionally-made coffees while catching up on the latest Netflix shows in the lounge area. Sure, you won't get a room to yourself, but you can enjoy a hint of hotel life and boost your Insta profile with some pics that'll impress your friends and family.
It's easy to forget the little things that make life enjoyable: eating an ice cream in the park, browsing though a bookshop, trying on exotic outfits (that you'll never wear in real life) in a clothing boutique or even upcycling some old clothing by putting rudimentary sewing skills to work. Buy a pad of paper and try some sketching or write a poem. Recreate a recipe remembered from childhood. Learn to play the ukulele. Take up yoga. Try all the things you've been putting off for a rainy day, who knows when you'll get a chance like this again?
You don't need to be a high roller to have fun at a casino. Your local online casino will likely have loads to offer you even on a modest budget. In fact, most casinos have regular special offers and loyalty bonuses, too, as well as games that can be played for just a few cents. You can even play some cool games for free in Demo Mode! If you've set aside a small budget for fun, you could enjoy exploring some new games and, perhaps, landing a decent windfall, if you're lucky enough. With fun titles like these, anything could happen:
Holiday Season: It's Christmas all year round with this game, so get your turkey basted and roasted!
Maui Millions: Hawaii at home could be the way to go, with palm trees, drums and flip flops.
The Travels of Marco: From Florence to Mongolia, Marco Polo invites you on an international adventure.
Vikings Journey: The original explorers head into the unknown.
Alice in Adventureland: For when you prefer your journey to be slightly surreal...
Continent Africa: Wildlife abounds on the African savanna.
Bangkok Dreams: Elephants, tigers and Wild multipliers - what's not to enjoy?
Arctic Enchantress: Cool off if the summer heat is getting too much.
Book of Dead: One of the world's most-loved slots is available for you to play at home!
With a little creativity and a fresh perspective, you can transform your home space into a world of discovery and adventure. You won't have to deal with the stress of travel, and you can relax while surrounded by your favourite things.