It’s August. Work has slowed down, the kids are tiring of their lazy summer routine, and all you want to do is go on vacation. But the reason you didn’t plan one already is because vacations are SO expensive. What is the solution? A staycation of course!
Staycations are exciting because you make your own rules. The only defining factor is that you sleep at home, therefore saving all of the money that would normally be spent on travel and lodging. Beyond that simple restriction the time is yours! Below are some ideas for creating a special staycation in St. Louis.
1. Set rules for use of electronics, seeing friends, doing errands, answering the phone, responding to emails, and anything else that signifies routine life.
2. Try out new restaurants. Limit the amount of cooking you do so that you can maximize your leisure time
3. Enjoy lots of private time in your backyard lounging and playing around. It is very convenient if you have a pool, but if not just set up some sprinklers and a Slip ‘n Slide!
6. Take advantage of Forest Park-all of it. Swim in the fountains below the World’s Fair Pavilion, walk around in the art and history museums, rent paddle boats, eat at the Boat House, experience the Jewel Box, enjoy the zoo, and top off the day with a show at the Muny.
BUG BYTE: There are 176 species of mosquitoes in the United States. Be sure to protect your family from the dangerous diseases mosquitoes can carry by using a barrier spray on your property or with the proper use of DEET.