Travelling can be tricky sometimes, so more people than ever are considering taking a well-earned vacation without ever having to leave home.
Virtual casino night
Take a virtual trip to a casino and have a break from your day to day routine! You can create the casino atmosphere with your favourite cocktails and aperitifs and try some new games you perhaps haven’t played before, it might even help you hone your maths skills! Check out some online options to get into practice and look out for sites that offer a UK casino bonus to help you along the way.
Online Spa day
An online spa day might sound futuristic but can be a welcome rest from the never-ending zoom calls! Pop on your dressing gown, order yourself some lovely spa products to be delivered to your house and treat yourself to a spa at home. You can use YouTube to learn how to give yourself a facial or pedicure, whip up some smoothies and pop on a plinky plonky playlist for the full experience. Grab your favourites magazines from the shop and take some time out for yourself. There are a host of online meditation options as well, including apps that are perfect for beginners or the more experienced. You can even have an online yoga class to finish off the day and ensure a great night’s sleep.
Why not take a culinary break and have a cooking based staycation! You can order ingredients boxes ahead of time, or even hire a chef to teach you how to make a fantastic meal, and the best bit is you get to eat everything you create! You could learn the secrets to perfect pasta or a cracking curry, super skills that will last into the future. Whip up a big batch of cakes or chocolate truffles and become the most popular person on your street, or you can even post them to friends and family. If you have a competitive nature why not arrange for a friend to do the same, swap culinary results and see who’s the true MasterChef!
A festive family vacation is possible in the virtual world, and can be a lot of fun, especially after such a strange year! Book yourself a virtual chat with Santa and his elves – these can be personalised and recorded, or carried out live for some magical moments. Organise a zoom party with some of the kids’ friends and you can play musical statues or have a fancy dress competition. Stream a film onto a wall if you have a projector or the TV or laptop will also do the job, stick on your Christmas jumpers and put the popcorn on for a memorable staycation. And you can round the day off live streaming the northern lights, or following Santa’s journey if it’s Christmas Eve!
If you’re after something more cultural many of the world’s most famous landmarks, museums and galleries offer virtual tours so you can see those masterpieces from the comfort of your own home. You can even create your own online artwork virtually and order a print to keep as a memento of your ‘trip’.
With more options than ever the world is your oyster for the armchair traveller! And with no need to pack your case or renew your passport there’s no better time for a virtual staycation.