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Should I Staycation or Vacation?

If you are contemplating this thought, you are normal. At this time of year, if you have not planned to go somewhere, or have not gone at all, it is normal to want to get away.  With economics playing a factor in our decisions today, we quite often have conversations with folks contemplating a “staycation” or vacation?

I can’t decide for you, but I can give you something to think about.

A staycation can be fun and exciting for families in the summer. Jump in the car and drive to a hotel or cottage on a lake. Family walks, swims, bar-b-que’ for dinner and roasting marshmallows at night around the fire. Great memories. Kids never forget it. Nowadays, we even have dual DVD players to keep everyone entertained for the drive. My kids love Mackinaw Island, here in Michigan. Usually economical, particularly if you have complimentary accommodations. If you do not, my experience says that it may be fun, but not always cheap.

With the economy challenging the travel industry, both cruise & land vacation package deals are better than ever. They need people to sleep in their cabins and rooms. I still surprised at the consistency of great offers that come across my email & desk, daily.  That’s why I recommend you check with us, or your personal travel professional before you commit to the staycation. A week or two on a luxury cruise, visiting various islands, or an all-inclusive resort and beach (sometimes they even have casinos) are surprisingly comparable to the stayacations folks are taking.

I am not here to tell you what to do, just to enlighten you of some great options that you are now empowered with. Most people need to getaway. If you plan slipping one in, you owe it to yourself to consider the options.

Most importantly, wherever you go, whatever you do, I am sure you will get a great deal.  Be sure to make it a fun and memorable experience.

You’ll be glad you did.


Matt Cervone
Chief Escape Officer
Just Cruises & Vacations


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