The tricks of the staycation trade.
It’s nearly June, which means winter is almost here. Cue a mixed reaction of cheers and jeers. Everyone loves the sun, but every Australian knows that the spring and summer are incredibly hot. Sometimes, we yearn for a bit of rain to recover. Of course, the bad weather turns up and everyone is desperate for the sun again. Usually, jetting off to an exotic island is the answer. Bali is the perfect balance between home and Indonesia, after all. But, leaving troubles behind isn’t the answer. Instead, why don’t you stay at home and tackle them head-on? Below are the tricks of the staycation trade.
1. GET Away
It’s not exactly a holiday if you’re only a stone’s throw away from the house. That’s just an extended drive. Like every break, it’s essential that you get away from your surroundings and try something new. Otherwise, the body and mind won’t be able to relax and switch off from life. Thankfully, Australia has an amazing array of places to visit, from Cairns in Queensland to Darwin in the NT. Hobart is pretty special, too. And, these are tropical places so the weather should be spot-on.
2. Hit The Road
Because the land down under is a big rock, it’s well set up for a road trip. Yep, all you have to do is load the car, download a couple of tunes, and hit the open tarmac. Just watch out for kangaroos because they’re attracted to headlights at night. What’s fantastic about this type of holiday is the complete lack of planning. If you can’t pick between cities, towns and states, you can decide on-the-go. As long as there are enough gas and a few friends by your side, everything will be rosy. Visit ordinarytraveler.com for inspiration if necessary.
3. Plan A Few Gems
Winging it and having a plan are two contradictory statements. Welcome to the art of staycationing, friends. Having the freedom to do what you want is nice yet can get boring. Anyway, there is no point missing a special event because you don’t want to look at the local news. Don’t be one of those pretentious travelling types! Imagine if you blew the chance to see Jay-Z and Queen B or whoever your favourite artist is in concert as a result of your ignorance. The good news is that www.theticketmerchant.com.au still has tickets for sale. The key to planning ahead and not planning is to keep it loose and breezy.
4. Relax At Home
Not your home; someone else’s. How are you supposed to do this legally, you ask? The answer is with the help of www.airbnb.com.au. Thanks to this site, renting a two-bed apartment in the middle of the city is straightforward. And, it’s miles better than staying in a hotel because there is extra leg space. Plus, you can have a night in watching the TV without feeling like a loner. Oh and there’s the price factor, too, as you can cook meals from scratch without eating out on a nightly basis.
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by Natalie Marie.
Hi! I'm Natalie Marie, a travel blogger and photographer from Melbourne, Australia with a severe case of wanderlust.
In the past 5 years I have had the pleasure of visiting 159 cities and towns, spanning 25 countries across five continents, all while experiencing some incredible bucket-list moments and epic misadventures along the way.
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