The Ultimate Staycation Experience

by | Jul 15, 2020 | Previews & Roundups, Travel

Luxury Par Excellence from the Comforts of Home


The novel coronavirus has curtailed movement in ways we never thought possible. A virus that ostensibly began at a wet market in China has consumed the world and brought about sweeping changes in the way we perform everyday activities. Social engagements have shifted to the virtual arena, inner-circles have grown smaller, and the very fabric of our lives has changed forever. In these testy times, one cannot help but reflect on the changes that have been brought to bear. With summer in full swing across the United States, vacationers will be mulling their options, eager to enjoy a smidgen of the revelry of prior years.

Every change brings with it new possibilities, fantastic opportunities to try things a different
way. The eponymous staycation has come back for an encore, and vacationers are embracing it with open arms. The concept itself is not unique and has been around for eons. A home-based vacation (not abroad) with all the luxuries, accouterments, and entertainment pleasures at our fingertips. With staycations, we don’t need to venture beyond the confines of our humble abode.

The place we feel most comfortable in also serves our interests as a luxury venue to just kick back, relax, and enjoy. Of course, there are many ways to spruce up our precious enclaves to make them far more appealing.

Make a Meal of It


The Ultimate Staycation Experience


Luckily, we don’t need to frequent all the bricks and mortar stores to populate our homes with little knickknacks, luxuries, and added extras. All of that is available online. A veritable bonanza of e-commerce activity is a click away, we can spoil ourselves rotten with our planned time off.

Zoom, Skype, Messenger, FaceTime, and other video conferencing options are readily available for social interaction. For a walk on the wild side with friends, family, or loved ones, you may wish to try something a little bit upmarket. Rather than rushing out to the store, power up your PC, Mac, or mobile and select high-end meal kit services, be sure to choose a reputable red wine club online too. Your taste buds will go into a frenzy of hysteria as you sample all these delectable offerings.

Nothing substitutes for a well-cooked meal

– that’s a fact. It provides nourishment, satisfaction, and pleasure that our bodies need to truly feel relaxed. Across the pond, in Europe, it is no secret that red wine is enjoyed with virtually every meal on a daily basis. Whether it’s sweet or dry – there is always a rich assortment of options readily available. There are many wine clubs that you can join, in anticipation of your staycation, including the inimitable leaders – Naked Wines, California Wine Club, and Laithwaites. Few savory alcoholic beverages hit the spot like a well-aged Cabernet Sauvignon at dinnertime.

For your entertainment options

The virtual arena offers limitless selections. A stream of entertainment possibilities abounds, with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, cable, and well beyond. Granted, staycations can be enjoyed anywhere in the country, whether Airbnb, hotel, motel, luxury condo, beach resort, casino, et al. It’s about bringing the best of what you can have direct to your doorstep in double-quick time. Plan it out well in advance – ensuring that all of your necessities, preferences, and desires are catered to.

You certainly don’t want to have to commute far during your staycation, that’s what the delivery fellas are there for – they bring the proverbial party to you, so that you are safe and sound, snug as a bug in a rug!

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