Tips To Survive A Travel-less Holiday Break


Thanksgiving is here and before we know it, Christmas will be here too.  Thanksgiving brings the busiest travel days of the year, with more and more people heading to various location.  We do not travel over Thanksgiving break; instead we use it as a time to catch up with friends and family, as well as enjoy and/or work on other things we may not have time for otherwise.  If you are also planning a travel-less holiday and not sure what to do to pass the time, here’s a few thing you can do to survive a no-travel holiday break.

Play catch up

I don’t know about you, but we are a super-busy duo!  We both have full time jobs, and keep busy with a variety of things including our dogs, homeownership, school, friends, fitness, and many other elements of life.  A travel-less holiday break allows a great opportunity to catch up on things that have been put off.  For example, I still have not had time to unpack from our last trip in October.  It’s been over a month and I really need to get on it!  It’s refreshing to get a few things off your to do list!

FSCN2252Explore your own town

Last year on our Thanksgiving staycation, I wandered around town to some places I don’t normally go in the winter months.  This gave me the opportunity to see the waterfall that is in the mountains just south of our town completely frozen over.  Believe it or not, this was the first time I’d ever seen it frozen.  I also went to a cocktail infusion class that I normally wouldn’t have been able to attend due to my work schedule.  This year, I’m excited to be able to attend a special yoga class taught by a guest instructor visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday from Turkey.  So, check out your town and explore it the way you might if you were visiting!

Treat yourself

Isn’t it nice when you go on a pampering vacation and you treat yourself to a massage?  Why not do that during a travel-less holiday break!?  You’ll pay a fraction of the cost that you would in a tourist destination, support your local economy, and alleviate some of the stress the holiday season brings on.  I scored a holiday promotion for two one-hour long massages for $98.00.  That’s less than the cost of one massage at a resort!

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Planning your next trip can always help to lessen the post-travel or travel-less holiday blues.  It is a great distraction from the fact that you are wasting paid days off sitting at home and also gives you something to look forward to.  It’s great to think of all the places you could go and anticipate your next trip!  The best part of this is, especially around Thanksgiving, many companies offer deep discounts on travel for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


Are you traveling this holiday or planning a staycation instead?  Share your holiday plans or favorite tips to survive a travel-less holiday in the comments below!

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Happy Thanksgiving!