Waitsfield, VT (PressExposure) August 11, 2009 -- Typically within three hours from your residence. Whatâs been a little more difficult for some is acting like youâre on vacation when youâre not technically away from your home for an extended stay. Resort Maps, creator of customized travels maps in more than 90 cities and towns across the U.S. and U.K., has some pointers for those new to the staycation trend.
âVacations are meant for rest and rejuvenation. You canât do that if youâre still taking calls from the office or doing chores around the house. Because youâre staying at your house instead of a hotel, thereâs a tendency for people to fall into that trap because they are technically not away,â said Peter Hans, president of Resort Maps Franchise, Inc.
By following certain ground rules on your staycation, it is more likely to be fun and stress-free. For starters: â¢ No contact with your office â Just because youâre not going away for an extended trip is no reason to be calling in to the office. Time off is to rest up and recharge your batteries. You canât do that if youâre never mentally away. â¢ Limit your computer time â Again, youâre on vacation. Restrict your computer time to researching potential day trips. NO E-MAIL, unless youâre being sent a confirmation or reservation number. â¢ Do not set your alarm â Do not set your alarm if you donât have to. The beauty of the staycation is that youâre NOT on a schedule. â¢ Minimize your home chores â Unless youâre specifically taking the week off to complete a project, e.g. painting your house, keep your home chores to a minimum. That doesnât mean let the dishes in the sink stack up. Just donât sweat it if the lawn goes a few days without being cut. â¢ Leave your cell phone off unless you need to use it â Your phone can be handy if youâre traveling with other families or your group splits off into twos. So, leaving it home is not practical. Just make sure you donât take calls from anybody not in your vacation group. If youâre curious or worried about an emergency, just check the voice mail they leave.
âIf you were on a cruise ship, you wouldnât answer a call from the office. Your staycation deserves that same respect,â said Hans. âRemember, you work hard for your time off and you owe it to yourself, your family and, believe it or not, your employer to come back rested ready with your batteries fully recharged.â
Resort Maps offer a number of ideas on possible local excursions for your staycation. Colorful, hand-drawn maps of resort cities and towns across 20 states, as well as parts of the UK, Resort Maps advertise restaurants, accommodations, retail stores, factory outlets, recreation and attractions, real estate and other local services. With landmarks prominently displayed on the maps, Resort Maps are an easy and fun way to find interesting local businesses that will add excitement and fun to your staycation.
For more information on Resort Maps or to inquire about ownership of a Resort Maps franchise, please visit http://www.resortmaps.com or call 802-496-6277.
For more information on Resort Maps the company and/or the franchise opportunity, visit http://www.resortmaps.com or call 802-496-6277.