Sometimes the best vacation is a staycation! We have hosted a few foreign exchange students through the years and one thing I have learned from them is that you can always find something new and exciting to do, even in your own backyard.
Sometimes the best vacation is one that you enjoy at home. What new adventure can you find?
My city is located on Lake Michigan so the beach is always a great way to spend a day. With so many to choose from, it can be such an adventure to just pack up and go.
While my children are a bit young to fully appreciate the variety of architecture and the historic buildings to be found, this is also a great way to explore. What a chance to inspire those creative juices too! What cultural and historical influences can you find in your community? We all have them and some of the things you can learn when you go looking are just amazing!
Got some animal lovers? Consider a local farm or petting zoo. Somewhere that you can relax and enjoy, slowly and gently. No need to rush about or get crazy on your staycation!
Depending on your weather, how about a water adventure? Rent a kayak or canoe—slowly traverse down the water—see what you can see. There is so much to enjoy in God’s creation, whatever season you are in.
Some days I just ask my kids what they want to do. Many times they are full of ideas—recently we traveled the world when we discovered a European grocery market in a nearby city. What a fun time, considering packages and talking with the staff about what we should bring home to try for dinner or dessert!
Not sure where to start? Picnics, outdoor concerts or theatre, berry picking . . . It can be so enjoyable to search and see what you find.
Thank you to Jennifer King of A Peace of Mind for writing this Crew Article.