2020 isn’t just the start of a new year but a new decade! With another 10 years behind us, you’re probably thinking about all the big things you wanted to do during the 2010s but didn’t have a chance to. Maybe it’s getting into a new sport, finding a new hobby, or that big trip to Paris you’ve been wanting. But before you book the tickets for your big 2020 trip across the ocean, we want to sell you on why you should plan a staycation in 2020 instead
A staycation is a lot like a vacation, but instead of using your time off to go someplace new, you stay put and explore where you are. This is why you. There are a lot of reasons to consider a staycation in 2020.
You reduce your carbon footprint
Let’s face it, combating climate change is is on the minds of a lot of people. 2020 is an election year in the United States and most voters cite climate change as a huge concern. But you don’t have to wait for an election or a politician to come along to fix the problem – it starts with the choices we make as well.
Using your time off to enjoy a staycation instead of a vacation reduces your carbon footprint significantly. A flight from New York to Paris will, on average, add 1.6 metric tons of carbon pollution to the atmosphere. Skipping that flight could reduce your carbon footprint for the year by 20%!
You get to know your city
If you live in or near a decent sized city, there are probably tons of places you’ve heard of but haven’t yet explored. Museums, parks, hiking trails, gyms, bars, restaurants, local theaters – the list goes on and on. Your staycation will give you lots of free time to visit places you’ve never been before, even though they’re usually within a few miles of your home. You may find that, after your staycation, you’ll want to return to some of these new places over and over again.
You save a lot of money
Vacations are expensive! The average vacation for a family of four can be as much as $4,580! The money you save by having a staycation can go to other things, like paying down debt, buying something cool for your home, putting it toward a retirement fund, or just saving it for a rainy day!
You experience less stress
Vacations are fun, but a lot can go wrong and, especially if you’re on the introverted side, they can be pretty stressful. With a staycation, you don’t need to worry about missed flights, rental cars, hotel bookings, or the money involved with being on vacation. With a staycation, you don’t need to worry about any of that! It’s all relaxation all the time.
A staycation in 2020 sure does sound nice, doesn’t it?