Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of escaping winter for sunny climes. But midsummer, I am loathe to leave the country because the weather is so hot. Enter the staycation–a vacation at home.
I polled those of you who follow us on Facebook, and I’m not alone. Camping, short road trips, and hanging out in the backyard were on the top of your list for staycation plans this summer.
Me, I escaped to a hotel with my husband last weekend, in a trip put together by the new staycation travel site Jaunt.ca. (Right now there are deals on for Toronto, Montreal and Miami.)
Kid-free for the evening in Toronto, we visited the Neubacher Schor Contemporary art gallery, then ate the best Peking duck I have ever had in my life (fairly high praise from a half-Chinese person) at Lai Wah Heen.
We overnighted at the SoHo Metropolitan hotel downtown, and the next day took a graffiti tour, more interesting than I thought it would be–I can now identify a couple different graffiti artists, with Toronto Urban Adventures.
Then we had to go home, but because the trip was short and luxe, I for once didn’t feel like I needed a vacation from the vacation, if you know what I mean.
How about you? Do you staycation? Or do you prefer to jet away when you get time off?