This post was first published on August 10, 2011—itching for some spice to your summer? Perhaps this will help.
It’s the middle of the summer already—can you believe it? It feels like summer just started to me. Guess that’s what happens when you’re go go go for several months.
School might be starting in just a few weeks where you live, and you might be itching to get back to a routine. Understandable. But don’t wish away summer vacation just yet—take advantage of your open-ended schedule to be a tourist in your own hometown, especially if you haven’t taken a break.
Often called “staycations,” visiting your own stomping grounds has its definite advantages. And if you haven’t yet taken a vacation this year, now’s a great time to sneak one in—without having to pack.
This is easy for my family, since we just moved to a new town; everything’s interesting. This is why staycations have been on my mind, actually—the thought of packing and driving again makes me twitch.
I’d much rather tour our own town. Here are a few ways we’ve gotten good ideas on what to do around town.