When most people think about traveling, the first things that leap to mind are images of far off countries, exotic cultures, and unusual people. However, that’s far from the only option available to you. While it might not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, there are plenty of people who are embracing the idea of the “staycation.” A staycation is essentially taking a holiday without ever having to leave the UK. You might be thinking “why would I want to spend my holiday here in the UK?” Well, here are just a few simple reasons why a staycation might actually be the perfect holiday for you.
It Will Save You Money
One of the biggest barriers to travel that a lot of people tend to struggle with is the fact that it often costs a pretty penny, even if you’re not going for that long. When you combine the costs of plane tickets, accommodation, and everything else that you’re going to be spending money on, an international trip can become pretty pricey very quickly. However, if you’re sticking around in the UK for your vacation, then you’re much less likely to spend such huge amounts of money. After all, the cost of driving a few hours to your destination is much less significant than shelling out for plane tickets, and the cost of accommodation is often a lot less as well. Places to stay in Swansea might not be as exotic as places in Barcelona, but you’re not going to end up spending nearly as much on them. That way you’ve got more money to spend on actually doing things while you’re on holiday, rather than using up all of your money just getting there.
No Language Barrier
There’s sometimes something rather exciting about being somewhere where you don’t speak the language, but most of the time it’s a source of pretty severe stress and anxiety for a lot of travelers. Even something as simple as ordering some food can become a serious challenge when you’re trying to make sense of symbols and letters that mean absolutely nothing to you. Sure, there are parts of the UK where it feels like you might as well be speaking a different language, but knowing that, wherever you go, you’re going to find someone who definitely speaks English can make your trip a much more relaxing experience.
There’s Always Something New To Discover
You might think that because you live in the UK and have for a long time, that you know everything that there is to know about it. This is almost certainly not the case. The UK is filled with so many different places and things to do that you’re almost certainly going to come across somewhere unusual and surprising. Whether it’s an incredible landscape, some kind of festival, or simply a gorgeous little village that doesn’t even show up on the map where you and your family can enjoy them most delicious lunch you’ve ever had, there is always something hidden to discover that’s made even better by the fact that it’s your little secret.