Backyard Banter: Holidaying at home

It’s the time of year when you’ll be giving some consideration to planning your well-deserved annual holiday.

However, you might like to think twice before booking a trip out of town. 

The “staycation” is fast becoming the kind of vacation most preferred by those who are still keen to get away from the office and their everyday surroundings, without spending the earth to do it.

So how do you book a holiday that feels like you’ve actually left town? 

So how do you book a holiday that feels like you’ve actually left town?

What about treating yourself to a night in a local hotel.

Nothing says “holiday” more than a night in a plush hotel room.

Book a room at a nice, local hotel and treat yourself to their excellent services.

Wear the fluffy robe, soak in the spa, and order room service – pamper yourself.

Take the opportunity to visit local attractions.

There must be at least one reason visitors choose to visit your region.

Why not jump on Google and see what attractions are most popular.

Maybe it’s a trip to the beach or a bushwalk.

If you haven’t been to the local museum, put that on your list too.

Dine at a fancy restaurant. If your idea of culinary indulgence is takeaway Thai, dream bigger and book a table at the best restaurant in town.

Concerned about price?

Head there for lunch instead.

What’s most important is that you don’t do the cooking – or the cleaning up.

Ask your neighbours on what restaurants they recommend.

Be technology free.

You’re on holiday, so turn off your phone and resist the urge to post pictures of dinner on Instagram.

Make the most of every second to indulge in your oasis away from work.