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25 Ways to Make the Most of Your Staycation

Taking time off from work to stay at home is a wonderful way to save cash while still getting the R&R of a vacation. At least it can be … as long as you commit to enjoying yourself and don’t just spend the time catching up on household chores. To make the most of your time off, it’s important to do what you can to shut off the outside world and rid yourself of your usual routines. Choose one or more of these ideas to help you rock your staycation.
24. Make a DIY resort at your favorite beach. Bring bamboo poles (from the garden center) and white sheets or drop cloths, and rig up your own tropical beach shelter. Bring a small shovel to dig holes for the poles, a bucket to add wet sand, and assorted big clips and clothespins to hold the whole thing together.

25. Take pictures. On a vacation you tote your camera everywhere, right? Just because you’re at home, don’t let that stop you. Take pictures every day — the act of taking photographs helps us slow down and see things we would normally miss.