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The Ultimate Guide for a Low-Cost Staycation

Depending on where you are at the moment, travelling might not be an option for you right now. And even if you could travel, hazards lurk. But while we can stay safe with some precautions, the question most of us would still be asking is, ‘Is it really worth the risk?’.


A lot of people would say no, but might feel like their holiday has gone to waste. We have a perfect solution for you if you feel the same way. Meet the ‘staycation’.


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania


Staycation? What’s that? 

A staycation is a blend of ‘stay’ and ‘vacation’, which means taking a vacation close to home, or even at home, rather than travelling to another destination.


Isn’t that boring? 

It doesn’t have to be! You can do many things at home or around town that can make your staycation fun and unforgettable. What’s more, you can save a pretty penny, support local businesses, and have more time to actually relax.

With staycations now one of the most popular holiday types, more and more Aussies are going camping and taking caravan trips. Now, when was that ever boring?


Ideas for an amazing staycation 

Whether you want to relax alone, spend time with your significant other, or take adventures with your family, these low-cost staycation ideas will leave you wanting for more.


Relaxing solo staycation 

If you’re planning a solo staycation at home, start with some VR tourism. With this, you can take virtual museum tours and explore a host of destinations from the comfort of your couch. It’s not exactly like the real thing, but there are no queues and it’s entirely safe.

Host virtual cocktail parties with your besties, give your home a long-due makeover, do some relaxing yoga, curl up with a good book, listen to a podcast, learn how to cook or do anything else that makes you happy.

You can also become a local tourist and uncover hidden gems around your city. 


Romantic couple staycation 

Having a staycation with your partner isn’t just about binge-watching your favourite TV series.

Instead, pamper each other with a spa night at home, have a picnic in the park, spend a night under the stars, take a road trip to the nearest town, engage in DIY projects, or just have some fun with board games.

You can also do date nights, where you dress up at home, cook for each other, listen to good music, and simply enjoy time together.


Adventurous family staycation 

If you have a family with kids, organise a scavenger hunt, have karaoke and game nights, plan movie marathons (Harry Potter, anyone?), and ask your kids for input and ideas. Kids know how to have fun.

Go camping in your backyard or, better yet, go on a real camping trip. Be sure to get a portable fridge big enough to fit all the food, soft drinks and wine, and then hit the road. Have a real adventure that will create memories to last a lifetime.


Don’t spend it on your phone! 

Whatever you do for your staycation, remember the key is to unwind and enjoy life. That means unplugging from technology.

You might say, ‘No way’. But by turning off your electronic devices, you can turn your staycation into something even more magical. No pings and alerts - just the sound of fun or tranquillity… Imagine that?


Gary Kottmann founded Bushman Fridges in Melbourne in 1982. With a background in engineering and a passion for genuine customer service, it’s no surprise that the business has been such a long-term success. Now with over 35 years of hands-on experience in the refrigeration industry, his knowledge is being passed onto the newer generation of Bushman employees. Gary has always been a firm believer that simplicity is the key to reliability. And if you take a look at any Bushman fridge being produced today, you can see this philosophy is still in practise.


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Published: 20 November 2020

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