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Save money, take a staycation!

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Save money, take a staycation!

In a quest to save money and ... er ... the environment, many of us will be taking a staycation this year. What's a staycation, you ask? It's when you take a vacation from work, but you don't leave the city. Here are Canadian Living's Family Life editor Kathryn Dorrell's tips for taking a vacation in your home: Can't afford to head down south? Don’t despair. One of the hottest trends in travel is the "staycation," or vacationing at home. Here are a few fun ways to feel like you're basking in the sun - or almost - without leaving your livingroom or hometown. • Hold a luau in your home. Decorate the house, dig out the plastic flamingos and serve fruit punch and tropical cocktails. • Take a day-trip to your nearest indoor waterpark. • Spin some sunshine tunes, such as The Beach Boys' Surfin' USA, while you and the kids make a meal of tasty tacos. • Break out the beach towels for the whole family to lie on while you watch rented flicks such as Gidget (the no. 1 beach movie of all time), Beach Blanket Bingo (starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello) or sometime a bit more recent like Aquamarine that is great for kids. My dream staycations generally include: • Sleeping in • Staying out late • Seeing movies • Catching up on reading • Having a pint at the local pub with some friends • Rediscovering High Park through hiking, snowshoeing or running • Having a beer in the early afternoon • Exploring all the nooks and crannies of Toronto • Cooking and baking things that take time • Catching up on girlie gossip with my friends • Hold impromptu dance parties with my boyfriend and dog in my apartment What does your dream staycation include? Please share your answers!!
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