What is a staycation and why should you do it?
A staycation is a vacation without leaving one’s home country, and it’s a form of holidaying that has found a resurgent popularity amongst Brits.
Before package holidays and budget airlines, British families spent their leisure time in the UK, enjoying the best of what the British Isles had to offer. For many British adults a UK holiday harks back to those carefree times of childhood, so it comes as no surprise that the staycation is once again on the rise.
In 2016 British residents enjoyed an estimated 44.7 million holiday trips in England. Whilst a recent survey found an estimated 75% of British adults have been on, or are planning, a staycation holiday in the UK in 2018.
The benefits of a staycation are plentiful. By staying in the UK you make better use of your time. Arriving at your destination is quicker and easier. The need to wait around in airport lounges for hours, before stuffing yourself into a plane for several more hours, is completely avoided.
Without the need for translators and local tour guides you can holiday to your own timetable and spend more time doing fun activities at a time and place of your choosing. And instead of going away for a single two week holiday, you can take multiple short trips throughout the year instead.
With a holiday in the UK there's no need to change currency or timezones. And by visiting British tourist sites and attractions, you’ll also be supporting the UK tourism industry, and therefore the UK economy, too.
How to staycation
A staycation doesn’t mean sitting at home with your feet up. It means sitting in a luxury lodge with your feet up! Or any number of other relaxing retreats and picturesque locations.
The UK is home to exquisite resorts in stunning locations, such as the Lake District. And what better way to kick back and relax, than at a lakeside spot with beautiful views and the tension taming sound of the water lapping at the shore?
If relaxation is your religion and you’re looking to truly wind down, find your massage mecca at a country spa in a stately home. Wander the landscaped gardens, pamper yourself with treatments and tantalise your tastebuds with award winning cuisine.
Prefer thrilling to chilling? Want the smell of burning rubber over burning incense? More foot down than feet up? Then go for the ultimate supercar experience at an iconic racetrack and get yourself behind the wheel of the best of British motoring.
Maybe the idea of your perfect vacation is a sense of freedom and being master or mistress of your own destiny. You want to come and go as you please. Stay longer or leave sooner. You can do all of that in a luxury motorhome. Take your accomodation with you and cruise the country at your own pace.
Now you’ve realised that you want to staycation, you need to decide what you’re going to do and where you’re going to do it. But don’t worry, Azure X has you covered with these killer recommendations.
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Our Top 4 UK Staycation Ideas
1. Twin Lakes
Located at the gateway to The Lake District, and close to the Arnside and Silverdale Areas of Natural Beauty, Twin Lakes is a truly prime location. No matter the type of holiday you’re after, you’ll find it at Twin Lakes. You can relax by the waterside at a plush pad or go out and explore all that The Lake District has to offfer, such as unique lakeside attractions, wildlife and fell walking.
2. Champneys Spa Eastwell Manor
This former royal residence turned boutique hotel is nestled away in vast woodland with sweeping views of the rural North Downs. Give yourself a truly luxe experience and take advantage of the award winning spa treatments that will recharge your batteries and leave your everyday stress behind.
3. AutoXotica, Donington Park
Head to the home of British motorsport for a thrill seeking experience like no other. You’ll get first hand appreciation of some of the finest four wheeled machines on the planet. Whether you’re into Italian bulls, like a Lamborghini Huracán Spyder, British brute, such as the V12 powered Aston Martin Vanquish, or the precision German engineering of a Porsche 911 GT3, you can amp up and cut loose.
4. Freedhome Luxury Motorhome
Hit the open road in style and comfort with a vacation in a latest generation luxury motorhome. With iconic Italian design and equipped with leading brand appliances, you can make your escape without leaving luxury behind. With satellite navigation and unlimited mileage, indulge your fancy and head off on a ravishing road trip to remember. Ending each day with a blissful sleep in a king-size bed.