As many of you know, I'm not constantly traveling the globe. Sometimes I go for weeks, or even months, without setting foot in a hotel room or an airplane. When I find myself in one of these stretches I love to book a staycation. They help break up countless weeks at work and give you something to look forward until your next big trip.
Last year I booked a handful of staycations in neighboring cities and even had one right here in Omaha. These allowed me to review some local hotels such as the brand new Omaha Marriott, the AC Hotel in Des Moines' East Village and Lincoln's Hyatt Place. These staycations give me an opportunity to try out hotels that I normally wouldn't need to stay in.
Since my trip to Beijing, China isn't until April, I decided to utilize President's Day weekend to visit some friends in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I booked a room at The Hotel Minneapolis, which I'll have a full review of later, and Elizabeth and I hit the road.
We made quick work of our two days in town, but it was just enough time to get away. Now waiting six more weeks until we leave for Beijing doesn't seem so far away...
The staycation can be a life saver when placed perfectly between big trips. Use it as an excuse to check out a new hotel or to visit a city near by. It doesn't have to be much, just enough to feel like you "got away."
Do you utilize the staycation enough?