You may have experienced a staycation.
But have you ever done a daycation?
What’s a daycation, and why is it a trend likely to stay in travel? We went looking for answers and found seven.
- How it started – Daycations seemed to first surface in 2010, just as the American economy was starting to improve from the Great Recession. Americans were still skittish about spending money traveling, so they opted for daytrips close to where they lived.
- Survey says – Citing lower costs and minimal planning, a survey of UK travelers found they were opting for more frequent daycations instead of two-week-long trips.
- Top 10 – Improving creativity and creating special memories are just two of the 10 reasons cited on why incorporating more daycations could improve your personal and business life.
- Live longer – A University of Pittsburgh analysis of a Framingham Heart Study found that those who took frequent vacations lived longer.
- Do the unusual – If want to make the most of your daycation and rejuvenate, do something out of your comfort zone.
- Seize the day – There must be things in your area you have wanted to see. This is the perfect vehicle to schedule that day trip around those places.
- You deserve a break today – Those caring for a family member or watching infants are always on call, but that doesn’t mean they can’t take a day-trip to the beach, state park or a museum. Many times, the family member or children can be incorporated into the daycation.
If you want to make the most of your daycation, consider a trip that includes everything, even lunch. Wild Florida is offering a $75 daycation package during May for Florida residents when you use the promo code WILDCATION for booking online, phone or in person. The package includes the following activities:
- Hour-long airboat ride
- Admission to the Wildlife Park
- Hour-long ranch buggy tour
- Photo holding a live gator
- Barbecue lunch from the Chomp House Grill
Now, that’s a wild deal for a wild daycation!