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Vacation on a Budget: Staycation

There are families who go on vacations (out of town or abroad) every holiday and there are families who opt to stay at home to catch up on some errands and other responsibilities. If it’s not about finishing up some chores around the house, it’s about saving up on money for a rainy day. We sometimes feel vulnerable when we spend our savings even if it’s for a family vacation. But if you’re saving up for a grand family vacation in the Bahamas or just going upstate, there are plenty of ways to experience a great staycation on a budget. 

If you think a staycation is all about watching reruns of The Good Wife or your favorite TV series, think again. To kick start your holidays, here are some tips that’s just are just as enjoyable and will make you feel like you're really on a vacation. Why not organize a barbecue? Get the grill out and invite friends and family over for a cookout. You can ditch your diet for a while and have a hotdog, maybe a cheeseburger and just live a little. You can also organize a game night and bring out the yummy appetizers. Before game night, you can practice your skills by playing online games on sites such as cheekybingo  You can also meet new friends and organize your own game night with its exciting online community. 

Finally, you can have a picnic in your own backyard and if you don’t want to cook for everybody you can organize a potluck. If it’s an afternoon grill, you can provide the burgers and hotdogs and your guests can bring easy side dishes to prepare such as potato salad or macaroni salad as seen on Martha Stewart and Jamie Oliver  Remember to catch up on some sleep and it’s okay to skip your gym class for an all-out staycation. 

Are you opting for a staycation this year?

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