Vacation vs. Staycation

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We have just begun our Spring break here in Alberta. The main topic of conversation this time of year is what everyone’s plans are for the break – Vacation vs. Staycation?

Us? We just got back from a week-long trip to the states, for a cheer competition for our oldest. Then, the girls had one day at school, and spring break started. So, since we already had a vacation, we are now in staycation mode. This week we’re sticking close to home and taking in some local activities. Yet, this is the norm for us, we usually partake in family travel during the off times.

Either way though, the break is all about R&R and changing up the usual chaotic routine. So, for the vacationer or the staycationer – here are some tips for you:


1. Getting out of town, sitting on a sandy beach or strolling through city streets is exhilarating. Make sure you look and feel your best, and take lots of pictures to capture the memories. Tip: for a huge time-saver during your action-packed vacation, try Batiste™ Dry Shampoo in Tropical to tackle oily hair. The light and clean scent will refresh your locks, giving you more time to check out the sights.

2. The choices are endless. A cruise to the Bahamas? Seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris? A change of scenery and broadening your horizons is good for the soul. Tip: read fellow travellers reviews online. This will give you some great insight and ideas for what to see and do on your vacation.

3. If you’re going somewhere warm, this is your chance to escape the end of winter’s wrath. Don’t forget to pack all the essentials. Tip: Get rid of unwanted hair with Nair™ Moroccan Argan Oil Ultimate Roll-On Body Wax. You’ll be left with smooth, soft and hair-free skin for up to four weeks.


1. You can get some ultimate relaxation. While jet-setting is exciting, you don’t have to deal with the stresses of travel or expenses. Staying home also doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun. Tip: Don’t start running errands—do all the things you can’t do while working, like catching up on some much needed sleep!

2. You know the area. There’s no getting lost, or feeling uncomfortable in unfamiliar territory. Take the time to explore your neighbourhood and do the things you’ve wanted to do. Tip: Check out a museum, unwind at a local park, or try a new restaurant. You might be surprised what you’ll uncover in your own backyard.

3. Learn a new skill. Most of us don’t get the time to try something new. Tip: try painting, take a cooking class, or even try a new sport. You’ll be amazed at the vast amount of new and exciting experiences that are out there.


This is a compensated post yet as always, opinions are my own.




  1. I think more people should take a stay vacation because kids are on the go so much that sometimes they just need some down time and find some relaxation in nature!

  2. Regardless of staycation or vacation, I’m a huge fan of the dry shampoo. It’s officially a new staple in my bathroom.

  3. Staycation for us and mainly because of the money situation, but all is good, we’re home-bodies anyways!!

  4. We did a stay cation this year and it was wonderful, we checked out the free programs for the kids and got a lot done around the house.

  5. Sometimes I just want to hang around the house, and relax with what is familiar. I enjoy staycations.

  6. I love a good staycation it allows the family to truly relax. we are very lucky and we have a pool- so its really great that our family and friends can come over to have fun !

  7. Staycation for my family this year. Money is tight, had to have repairs done to the house. Great blog post. Hoping to get some relaxation.

  8. Usually it is Staycation for us because we don’t have the money to travel. Staycations can be lots of fun with a little planning!

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