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5 Reasons To Book A Bath Staycation While Lockdown Rules Still Allow It

From ELLE

For the last decade or two, with increasingly reasonable air travel, brilliant house swaps and inventive boutique hotels to be booked at first swipe, Instagram inspo and some of the best city guides ferreting out secret sources of joy and relatively undiscovered charm, travelling the world has become a widely undertaken and easy rite of passage.

Sadly, the pandemic has brought much of the above to its knees. Long haul travel has quickly become frightening and, in many cases, off-limits. Even short stints across the channel come with fresh disadvantages, such as the chance that the government’s Covid-19 rules will change while you’re abroad, throwing your return (and potential quarantine period) into question.

Luckily, necessity is the master of all invention. And like a phoenix rising from the ashes of our habitual trip across the world, staycationing around the UK has become a lifeline for those who can’t live without a dose of escapism. We’ve sought out the best glamping sites in the UK for getting back to nature, explored which of the sea front coastal cottages are worth booking ASAP, for those short on time, just looking for a night away to be completely pampered, we’ve identified some of London’s most luxurious hotels, and for the few who actually can’t leave their houses at all, we’ve even brought you the means for virtual tourism.

As we reach a new juncture in the course of the pandemic – a second lockdown, with some cities in particular closing their borders for a time, to limit the spread – our choices have once again narrowed. But while a few continue to welcome guests, we’re looking at which of the UK’s historical hotspots are worth booking a trip to right away.

While Leicester, Manchester and some places in the Midlands look

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Staycation ideas for Florida residents

Staycation ideas for Florida residents


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ADRIAN: WE’RE APPROACHING LABOR DAY WEEKEND, IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO TAKE A MUCH-NEEDED GETAWAY SOMEWHERE ONLY A FEW HOURS AWAY FROM HOME. FLORIDA RESIDENTS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE WITH A STAYCATION THIS HOLIDAY. TO TELL US MORE, WE HAVE TRAVEL JOURNALIST DALIA COLON HERE WITH SOME OF HER TRAVEL IDEAS AND THANK YOU FOR BEING S HERE. MANY FLORIDIANS ARE EAGER TO ESCAPE THE STRESS OF THE PAST COUPLE MONTHS. WHY ARE YOU SUGGESTING A STAYCATION CLOSE TO HOME? DALIA: MY FAMILY JUST TOOK A STEAK PATIENT TO INDIAN ROCKS BEACH WITH THE OTHER FAMILY IN OUR QUARANTINE BUBBLE POD. THE EIGHT OF US HAD A GREAT TIME. EVERYONE CAN USE A CHANGE OF SCENERY, BUT WE DON’T WANT TO WORRY ABOUT LONG CAR TRIPS, BATHROOM BREAKS, AND NAVIGATING FOOD STOPS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO FAR TO GET A CHANGE OF SCENERY. ADRIAN: TWO TO THREE HOURS AWAY. PARENTS THINKING ABOUT ESCAPING BUT WANTING TO MAKE SURE THE KIDS GET EDUCATION OUT OF THE TRIP, THERE ARE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE KIDS? DALIA: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. I FEEL YOUR PAIN. NO ONE WANTS TO BE STUCK ON ZOOM ALL DAY. IT’S A GREAT TIME TO EXPLORE HANDS-ON LEARNING. SINCE WE’RE LEARNING REMOTELY, WHY NOT TAKE THE SHOW ON THE ROAD? ONE OF MY FAMILY’S FAVORITE DONATIONS IS THE KEY WEST BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY. EVERYONE FROM MY DAUGHTER TO MY SON HAD A GREAT TIME. ANOTHER WAY TO GET IN SCIENCE AND THAT IS THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, THEN HISTORIC SAINT AUGUSTINE TO WALK THE COBBLESTONE STREETS AND SEE THIS INJURIES-OLD BUILDINGS. IT BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE. — CENTURIES-OLD HOLDINGS. HAD THE COCOA BEACH FOR JUNGLE ADVENTURES ANIMAL PART WHICH IS OFFERING ADMISSION FOR FLORIDIANS

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