A Guide to the Perfect Staycation Vacation

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Jamie in Palm Springs.

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Jamie in Palm Springs.

 

Hey you,

We know you love to travel. And sometimes, traveling takes time that we don’t always have! Luckily for us, there are ways to live like we’re on vacation without having to step on a plane or pack any belongings. Rediscover the charm that makes your city so unique with a staycation. A stay…what?

A Staycation: (n.) a vacation spent at home involving trips to local attractions.

We invite you to stay and play right in the comfort of your community. Leave the chores for tomorrow, be a tourist for a day, and explore the city with these ten great activities listed below so you can staycation like a pro.


1. Check out local markets 🥖

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Alex in Tokyo

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Alex in Tokyo

One of the best ways to spend a day is by exploring the local fare and goodies a city has to offer. Try, smell, see, and experience the abundance of your stomping grounds. Find local farmers markets through a quick search online.

2. Feel like a kid again🎢

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Wylie in Hong Kong

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Wylie in Hong Kong

When was the last time you did something for your inner child? Play all day! Get on that rollercoaster, snack on a snow cone, heck—maybe even get your face painted! Life is best spent best laughing, make it happen!

3. Lose yourself in literature 📖🐛

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Marissa in Los Angeles

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Marissa in Los Angeles

Local libraries have so much to offer. They lend infinite worlds, information, possibilities, realms, and intricacies. Find your favorite fable and jump right in!

4. Check out local art 🎨

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Alice in Miami

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Alice in Miami

No museum? No problem! There’s art and beauty all around us. Scout out the latest murals and street art around, you may be pleasantly surprised! 🤩

5. Bike with your besties 🚲

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Katrina in San Fransisco

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Katrina in San Fransisco

A cycle through the city lends a sweet new perspective. Gather your friends, grab a water, and ready your ride! If you don’t have a bike, you’ll be sure to find a rental shop around town. Get up and go! 💨

6. Play dress up! 👘

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Agung in Kyoto

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Agung in Kyoto

You don’t need to slip into a kimono to spice up your style. Pull out your best suit or those heels you never get to wear. Maybe go all in and opt for that hilarious inflatable banana 🍌costume you got for that party three years ago. It’s your staycation, and no rules need to apply!

7. Breakfast in bed 🍳🛏

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Eunice in Singapore

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Eunice in Singapore

Cozy cushions, comfort food, and perhaps some cartoons. Need we say more?

8. Take a chance on dancing 💃🕺

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Caitlin in Barcelona

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Caitlin in Barcelona

When was the last time you went out for a spin? And no, we’re not talking about a drive around the neighborhood. Get out there! Shake what your momma gave you. We promise no one’s watching— as long as you don’t look. 🙈

9. Chase the sunset 🌅

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Nicole in San Fransisco

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Nicole in San Fransisco

It’s beautiful, it’s outside, and it’s free. Besides, what better time for a photo experience than during the golden hour? 🌞

10. Take a tea break 🍵

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Duo in Berlin

Photo by: Shoot My Travel Photographer Duo in Berlin

Tea, coffee, smoothie, cookie 🍪, juice— you name it. We all need a break sometimes, and what better way to enjoy a peaceful pause than with a beautiful view or (better yet) a great friend?


Why vacation in your nation?

A staycation can turn any destination into a true oasis of relaxation. With these simple tips, we can all experience the ease of exploration and excitement when looking at our local area through a new lens. Start planning a staycation now and book a photographer to capture you in your element. As an international photography company it’s our mission to capture the moments we never want to forget, both at home and abroad. Most memories are worth more than just a selfie. Treat your time with the respect it deserves and make each second last forever. Pack a photographer today and witness the thrill that new experiences and beautiful photography can bring into our lives.

Let us know if you enjoyed this edition of our “Traveler Tips” series! Leave a comment telling us what’s your favorite place to explore and hangout within your city!