How To Make The Most Of A Staycation This Summer

Take tonnes of photos so you can look back on your Irish staycation with fond memories for years to come.

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohon has recommended that 2020 is a year for a staycation in Ireland. In a recent twitter post he celebrated the "very low" number of new cases of the virus. He also expressed fears about people planning to travel overseas.

It will be wonderful to see Irish hotels opening their doors and welcoming visitors once again. Many of these hotels are accustomed to visits from all over the world. This year Ireland will be visited by a different group of people entirely. So many Irish families are planning to holiday in our very own country this year. Many of us will be seeing Ireland through the eyes of a tourist and it's a lovely thing in many ways.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your staycation this year.

Enjoy The Build Up

One of the best parts of a holiday is the build up. Children love the days and weeks that preceed it due to the level of excitement in the house. Treat your staycation in the very same way. Put a positive spin on the packing and preparations to kick-start those holiday vibes.

Be A Tourist

If you are visiting a part of Ireland that you've never been to, research the tourist attractions in that area. They will have been hit really hard by the events of the last couple of months and your business will mean a lot to them.

Travel In Style

When you are going on a trip half the fun is in the travelling. Make the most of the drive/journey by packing some fun snacks and activities for the kids. There is also a lot to be said for fun family car games.

Set Yourself A Budget

It's nice to let loose while on a holiday but you don't want to end up feeling financially stressed afterwards. It might just take from the whole thing. Setting a holiday budget is a great idea because it gives you something to work towards. Make a plan around it and see how far you can make your money stretch.

Book Activities In Advance

If you are staying in a hotel that has a swimming pool or recreational facilities you will more than likely have to book a "slot". Contact the hotel as early as possibly to secure your booking/time to ensure the kids don't miss out.

Take Lots Of Photos

I don't think any of us will ever forget the year 2020. While there are a lot of difficult memories and events we would like to forget, our summer holiday in Ireland is not one of them. Take tonnes of photos so you can look back on your Irish staycation with fond memories for years to come.

Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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