Each Thursday the Frugal Five write a blog post about Thrifty Living 2012. With the economic downturn, and the cost of everything rising, it’s good to have some tips on how to save, and be thrifty. Join, Brenda, Claudia, Elaine, Diane, and myself as we present our individual views on each subject. This week’s topic is Daycations.
The Daycation, taking off and enjoying the scenery within the boundaries of a day’s drive, and returning to your home that night, and sleeping in your own bed after having a great day away. For homebodies like me and my husband, a Daycation is a perfect way to enjoy the surrounding attractions, and still be comfortable that night. You come back refreshed, replenished, and rejuvenated, and with much less of a credit card bill then a vacation. The extra bonus is you don’t need to unpack at the end of it either.
When we lived on the coast we had Circle Farm tours, in the Fraser Valley, that offered cheese and wine tastings, along with farm grown produce. Or we could head off to the big city, Vancouver, with it’s amazing cultural neighbourhoods ranging from China town, to little India. It was like touring the world all in one day. Granville Island market was a particular favourite, featuring art galleries, glass blowers, retail stores, a market selling everything from veggies to cut flowers, and spanakopita.
We have so much to explore in our new world up here, there are mountains, rivers, turquoise lakes, world renowned wineries, and deserts all within a same day drive. And the best part is we get to take lots of photographs, enjoy ourselves, and sleep in our own beds that night.
So the next time you need a bit of a break, consider the Daycation, it might end up being just the ticket.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams