The ROAMies Podcast

Staycation Ideas: Part 2

August 22, 2020 The ROAMies Season 2 Episode 81
The ROAMies Podcast
Staycation Ideas: Part 2
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The ROAMies Podcast
Staycation Ideas: Part 2
Aug 22, 2020 Season 2 Episode 81
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Staycationing means vacationing from home. Whether it’s a long weekend or an entire week, you get to choose what each day will entail. Taking a much-needed mental health break from your normal routine (and from the world news) is key to recharging your batteries. Here in Part 2, we suggest:

TOUR YOUR OWN CITY

When was the last time you walked around your own  hometown?  Even if a lot of local attractions are shut down, you can still walk around and learn something about the history and culture of your area and find new places to walk and hike. Or Take quick drive to a nearby town or even an unfamiliar suburb of your own city can make a fun adventure.  Drive an hour out and see what you find- take day trips- explore ...for added fun- go for a top-down cruised in a Rented convertible for the day. turn off your map apps and get lost in your city And of course, add The ROAMies ,Alexa James and Rory Partin  music to your road trip and exploring playlists :)   And don’t forget- You can also Geocache locally! Geocaching is a family friendly activity you can dowhile safely social distancing. Geocaching is the world's largest treasure hunt https://www.geocaching.com/play1. To get started, you can Create an account online or through the Geocaching® app to view a map of geocaches near you.
2. Find a geocache. Use the app to navigate to a geocache nearby. Don’t forget to bring a pen (and consider hiding your own once you’ve found around 20 of them)!
3. Share your experience.  Once you find the geocache, sign and date the logbook. Place the geocache back where you found it and log your experience online.

Enjoy a Self-Care SPA DAY

Give yourself permission to balance the stress of what's going on and let your mind be at ease. Take a self-care day and indulge in being by yourself and/or pampering yourself. Homemade facials and mani-pedi’s to exfoliating baths and yoga and stretching and eating poshy healthy foods.  You can even take extra steps to decorate your bathroom like a resort spa, fix some citrus infused ice water, essential oils, beautiul flower bouquets, relaxing music and schdule your homemade spa services. My favorite homemeade mask is super simple- whip up an egg white or two to a nice foam and apply to a clean face for 20 minutes. This really lifts and tightens your skin and it feels wonderful. Yogurt, banana and avacado have wonderful hydrating properties and also easily mix together to create a wonderful mask made from your kitchen ingredients. 

HOME REPAIR, RENOVATIONS AND REMAKES

Of course, sometimes you need staycations to get those house projects DONE, finally declutter and organize hidden closets and basements, and set up your home to serve you,  This might include creating a backyard oasis, rearranging furniture, make the bedroom feel like a luxurious hotel suite,  create spa areas in your bathroom, making use of your formal dining room and nice dishware, Make your living room more cozy- creating spaces that feel like vacation and retreat to you, as well as zoned areas for your most efficient workflow. Or just for a fun change, get out the paint and paint a wall a different color or paint some furniture. Along those lines, it’s also time to fess up and realize that if you still have unfinished home projects that you haven’t done with extra quarantine time on your hands- that maybe you really don’t want to finish the project - or maybe it’s not the exact right project for that space. Hire a professional and/or get that unused wood taking up space

Show Notes

Staycationing means vacationing from home. Whether it’s a long weekend or an entire week, you get to choose what each day will entail. Taking a much-needed mental health break from your normal routine (and from the world news) is key to recharging your batteries. Here in Part 2, we suggest:

TOUR YOUR OWN CITY

When was the last time you walked around your own  hometown?  Even if a lot of local attractions are shut down, you can still walk around and learn something about the history and culture of your area and find new places to walk and hike. Or Take quick drive to a nearby town or even an unfamiliar suburb of your own city can make a fun adventure.  Drive an hour out and see what you find- take day trips- explore ...for added fun- go for a top-down cruised in a Rented convertible for the day. turn off your map apps and get lost in your city And of course, add The ROAMies ,Alexa James and Rory Partin  music to your road trip and exploring playlists :)   And don’t forget- You can also Geocache locally! Geocaching is a family friendly activity you can dowhile safely social distancing. Geocaching is the world's largest treasure hunt https://www.geocaching.com/play1. To get started, you can Create an account online or through the Geocaching® app to view a map of geocaches near you.
2. Find a geocache. Use the app to navigate to a geocache nearby. Don’t forget to bring a pen (and consider hiding your own once you’ve found around 20 of them)!
3. Share your experience.  Once you find the geocache, sign and date the logbook. Place the geocache back where you found it and log your experience online.

Enjoy a Self-Care SPA DAY

Give yourself permission to balance the stress of what's going on and let your mind be at ease. Take a self-care day and indulge in being by yourself and/or pampering yourself. Homemade facials and mani-pedi’s to exfoliating baths and yoga and stretching and eating poshy healthy foods.  You can even take extra steps to decorate your bathroom like a resort spa, fix some citrus infused ice water, essential oils, beautiul flower bouquets, relaxing music and schdule your homemade spa services. My favorite homemeade mask is super simple- whip up an egg white or two to a nice foam and apply to a clean face for 20 minutes. This really lifts and tightens your skin and it feels wonderful. Yogurt, banana and avacado have wonderful hydrating properties and also easily mix together to create a wonderful mask made from your kitchen ingredients. 

HOME REPAIR, RENOVATIONS AND REMAKES

Of course, sometimes you need staycations to get those house projects DONE, finally declutter and organize hidden closets and basements, and set up your home to serve you,  This might include creating a backyard oasis, rearranging furniture, make the bedroom feel like a luxurious hotel suite,  create spa areas in your bathroom, making use of your formal dining room and nice dishware, Make your living room more cozy- creating spaces that feel like vacation and retreat to you, as well as zoned areas for your most efficient workflow. Or just for a fun change, get out the paint and paint a wall a different color or paint some furniture. Along those lines, it’s also time to fess up and realize that if you still have unfinished home projects that you haven’t done with extra quarantine time on your hands- that maybe you really don’t want to finish the project - or maybe it’s not the exact right project for that space. Hire a professional and/or get that unused wood taking up space