Summer Staycation Ideas: Covid-19
The Covid-19 epidemic has undoubtedly changed many things about our daily lives. Safety measures that are in place to protect us, may also put a damper on summer vacation plans. That is why are are excited to share some creative “staycation” ideas for you and your family this summer.
Make life-long memories with these fun summer staycation ideas:
1. Take an Online Cooking Class
If you are looking for some culinary exploration and inspiration, consider taking an online cooking class. Many professional chefs are hosting live cooking classes online and on social media.
Explore some of these FREE options for your summer staycation:
Watch Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course
Delish: Kids + Parents Live Cooking Class at 1:00pm (eastern)
Live from the Wolf It Down Test Kitchen
PopSugar Free Online Cooking Classes
Maybe you could even add a new recipe or two to your family “Meal Planning Strategy.”
2. Connect with Your Inner Artist
Creative expression is a fantastic way to let your mind wander and discover. Add a day of sketching, painting, or sculpting to your summer staycation. Explore your song writing or poetry skills. You could even get your family involved in putting on a play or talent show.
You might be surprised at the ways that creative play can help you. Scientist have studied the enhanced memory skills of people who doodle. Playing music or singing releases endorphins that can actually make you feel more happy in minutes. Even doing some photography may help you recharge by gaining a different perspective. Try this “At Home Photography Challenge”.
3. Take a Virtual Tour
Two regular vacation favorites for Americans are visiting museums and national parks. We know that there is no match for seeing things in person, but technology has allowed us a pretty good look at our history and nature through virtual tours.
Did you know that you can take a free virtual tour of our national museums and parks?
Smithsonian National History Museum Virtual tours
National Park Foundation Virtual Tours
National Gallery of Art Online Exhibition
6. Have a Spa Day
Vacations are often about relaxing and recharging, on your staycation you could create a small oasis in your home. Plan a relaxing day for yourself and your family. Try an online yoga class or guided meditation. Or… make a day out of treating your skin and body to some extra care.
We shared some “Recipes for a Spa Day at Home” in our last blog article. You can create some spa day treats and treatments from the ingredients in your pantry.
5. Take a Free College Course Online
Universities are offering free individual college courses, for people who want to continue learning. From state universities to the ivy league, you can find courses designed by professors in many different areas of study.
Consider taking a course in business or marketing to help you with your career. Study more about history or science. You can also learn more about the arts and culture.
Here are two sites that offer free courses you could add to your staycation activities:
6. Explore Nature
Maintaining social distance can be much easier in nature where there is room to explore. Take a day trip to a local lake or state park. Do your best to maintain social distance from other people.
Bike, Swim, Fish, Hike, or just soak in the beauty of nature. There are many benefits of connecting to nature. This could be an excellent way to spend a day or two of your staycation.
7. Create a Vision Board
Planning a staycation probably isn’t what we expected to be doing this summer. However, this may be the perfect time to pause and make a plan for future goals. Perhaps you could take a break to plan for the next life, career, and health steps you want to make happen.
We hope that these ideas will help you create a summer staycation to remember. Sharing information for families and home ownership is something that we love to do in our blog. To see more articles like this one, follow TexasLending.com on Facebook.
As always, we are here to help you with your mortgage needs. Reach out to us when you are ready to buy a new home or refinance your current mortgage.