This was posted on Facebook a few weeks ago and I really loved it. So many people I know take one or two vacations (holidays) per year and I often wonder when they spend any time at home (besides the usual weekends). I took three weeks leave in April and we didn't go away. It was funny because everyone asked me where we were going, I said "no where" and some found this a strange concept!
We stayed home partly because we didn't want to be any distances from our son who needs us at present, but because I wanted to spend time at home.
I had a lovely time.
I had a pile of books and DVDs from the library to work my way through, I had sewing I wanted to do and I wanted to just spend time with my husband. I sat in the sunshine in the afternoons with my book, I sewed in the mornings, I slept in late and had breakfast in bed, we went for walks and stopped off for hot chocolates/coffee, went out for romantic lunches together, did some sightseeing, breakfast with my sons and DH and I watched DVDs in the evenings. It was all rather lovely. Life was peaceful, relaxing, certainly not demanding, it didn't cost very much and by the end I felt completely refreshed! What more could I ask for, nothing.
On the upside of staying home is that you get to sleep in your own bed at night, you don't need to pack, there is no waiting at airports, you know you will always get great meals and the pets don't need to be carted off to boarding homes which they hate.
In saying all of this - I do love a good holiday and one day I will get to Paris and have the most wonderful time (a girl can dream). But that isn't going to happen any time soon so I will continue to enjoy my cheap and cheery "stay-at-home" holidays!!!
I think "stay-at-home" holidays are completely underrated and more people should take at least one or two!