Spring break is just around the corner and Maine’s Credit Unions want to help you make the most of it! You can enter the Bucks for Break contest for your chance to win up to $500 and an additional $250 if you enter the Bonus Bucks Battle! That money can certainly help with the cost of your destination getaway, but you might be able to get the best bang for your buck right here in Maine. Have you ever considered taking a staycation? I’ve put together five reasons why you should take a staycation in the Pine Tree State during spring break:
Expenses like rent, utilities, student loan payments and cell phone bills add up, making it difficult to justify spending too much money on a vacation. Instead, opting for a staycation can lower your costs. Because you’ll be staying at home, you can avoid paying for airfare, hotel accommodations and dining out. You don’t have to worry about any currency changes, roaming charges, tipping or tourist taxes. And if you do go out, it’s likely that you’re more familiar with the area and where the deals are.
Support Your Local Economy
You typically spend less on a staycation, but what you do spend goes into the local economy. As long as you support local businesses, of course. Prioritize a stop at a mom and pop coffee shop, buy from local stores, and take locally owned and operated tours as you journey up the coast.
Discover New Places in Your Area
Portland Headlight is the most photographed lighthouse in the country and a destination hotspot for tourists. However, when is the last time you stopped in to appreciate it? Sadly, over time we can often forget what we love so much about the place we live. That, or we simply don’t have time to explore our own backyard. A staycation is a perfect opportunity to appreciate and re-familiarize yourself with your surroundings.
Avoid Travel Time
Not only is saving money great, but saving time is as well. Coming to the realization that you lose one or two days of your destination vacation to travel puts a damper on things. With a staycation, however, you don’t have to worry about that.
Traveling is a lot of fun, but it can also be very stressful. You have to spend a lot of time researching, finding the best deals, and you have to worry about traffic jams, flight cancellations, poor weather and deadlines. A vacation shouldn’t feel overwhelming. You’re supposed to be relaxing, right? Instead, consider going your own pace on your next staycation!
Check here for a list of fun things to do right here in Maine!
Would you ever consider a staycation? Let me know!