Vacation vs. Staycation

| March 26, 2015 | 14 Comments

No matter where this March Break will take you, may it be on some fantastic trip on a beach or enjoying the comforts of home, everyone needs time to unwind from the daily grind we live in. We all know that life can get a little bit trying at times, and regardless of where this March Break takes you, there are great reasons to choose to either get away for the week or to stay at home and find rediscover your hometown. Either way, you should try to get relax and enjoy this time off!

Vacation
1. The choices are endless. A cruise to the Bahamas? Seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris? A change of scenery and broadening your horizons is good for the soul. Tip: read fellow travellers reviews online. This will give you some great insight and ideas for what to see and do on your vacation.

2. Getting out of town, sitting on a sandy beach or strolling through city streets is exhilarating. Make sure you look and feel your best, and take lots of pictures to capture the memories. Tip: for a huge time-saver during your action-packed vacation, try Batiste™ Dry Shampoo in Tropical to tackle oily hair. The light and clean scent will refresh your locks, giving you more time to check out the sights.

Since my hair is thin, I tried Batise™ Dry Shampoo in their XXL Volume formula. All I had to do was shake the can, spray my hair at the roots, rub it into the roots of my hair and style it as I usually would. It was really quick and easy, and I liked the fragrance as well. 

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 3. If you’re going somewhere warm, this is your chance to escape the end of winter’s wrath. Don’t forget to pack all the essentials. Tip: Get rid of unwanted hair with Nair™ Moroccan Argan Oil Ultimate Roll-On Body Wax. You’ll be left with smooth, soft and hair-free skin for up to four weeks.

Staycation
1. Learn a new skill. Most of us don’t get the time to try something new. Tip: try painting, take a cooking class, or even try a new sport. You’ll be amazed at the vast amount of new and exciting experiences that are out there

2. You can get some ultimate relaxation. While jet-setting is exciting, you don’t have to deal with the stresses of travel or expenses. Staying home also doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun. Tip: Don’t start running errands—do all the things you can’t do while working, like catching up on some much needed sleep!

3. You know the area. There’s no getting lost, or feeling uncomfortable in unfamiliar territory. Take the time to explore your neighbourhood and do the things you’ve wanted to do. Tip: Check out a museum, unwind at a local park, or try a new restaurant. You might be surprised what you’ll uncover in your own backyard.

Was a vacation or a staycation on your agenda this March Break? What tips would you add? 

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 Disclaimer:  I was compensated by Church and Dwight for writing this post.

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Category: Beauty, Family, Living, Moms, Teens, Travel

About the Author ()

My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

Comments (14)

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  1. Brenda A says:

    I have long been intrigued by dry shampoo. Did it really work? I bought a small can recently to use on our 3 week camping trip this June. I wonder if I should experiment at home first with it? Sounds ideal if it works!

  2. Lian says:

    Hi Brenda A! The Bastite dry shampoo in their XXL Volume formula worked for me. Yes, I would definitely try using the dry shampoo you’ve purchased before you leave home to see just how well it works. I hope it does work for you and that you have an amazing time on your camping trip this June!

  3. kathy downey says:

    Maybe it depends on your hair but I tried dry shampoo and thought it made my hair feel thick and gave it a sticky feeling

    • Lian says:

      Hi Kathy! Sorry to hear that this similar product did not work in your hair. I do not know what to say about your experience.

  4. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Staycations are way cheaper but sometimes it’s nice to get away.

    • Lian says:

      Hi Stephanie1 I agree, staycations are cheaper, but there is something about getting away that makes you fee so carefree! Sometimes it is a tough call which idea to choose.

  5. KD says:

    We tend to do vacations more than staycations, although to somewhere within driving distance (no tropical flights!).

  6. kathy downey says:

    Since we are getting older we like staycations better

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    The roll-on wax sounds so neat! I love doing both staycations and vacations but I find the former much less stressful to plan.

  8. CL Chin says:

    yes, both kinds of vacations are great, not going to argue about having a few days off! great to read about the Batiste dry shampoo in XXL Volume formula, my fine hair could use that too!

  9. mrdisco says:

    dry shampoo is becoming popular in California due to the drought they’re experiencing

  10. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I’ve used several dry shampoos but Batiste is my favorite because I love the scents

  11. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I like Batise I’ve used it, I really like it and it doesn’t smell bad.

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