I need a vacation. A real vacation. Not just some time off work or a staycation—an honest-to-goodness, head-somewhere-beach-like-and-relax vacation.
The only thing is, simply thinking about this vacation has me anything but relaxed. In fact, it has me stressed out and freaking out about budgets.
Can I afford to go on a “real” vacation?
But I haven’t had a “real” vacation in… um, ever? I’ve traveled, yes, but usually to places I where I’ve had friends or family so I could economize and save money. (My sister lived in NYC for years, yo!) Never, in my adult life, have I jetsetted away to some beach and hung out. NOT EVEN FOR SPRING BREAK, PEOPLE.
Sad, isn’t it?
Well, now that I’ve publicized just how pitiful I really am, maybe we can get to the point of this post. HELP ME! Where should I go? What inexpensive vacation ideas are out there just waiting for our little family to descend upon it and have lots and lots of fun? I have vacation to use, and I want to use it. I need to use it.
Because, while I really can’t afford financially to take a vacation, I can’t really afford mentally not to take a vacation. I need some time away from work—some time away from my house, my laundry, the ‘Nati. Some time to recharge, relax, and rest. (Yes, I know resting might be hard with a three-and-a-half-year-old in tow…)
Last year’s staycation ended up being a stresscation where I tried to accomplish everything little thing that needed to be done at home. If I’m sitting at home, I need to clean or do or go. If I’m on a beach, there’s nothing to do but relax, right?
So, inexpensive, relaxing vacation locales. Hit me up people, I’m listening!