Taking a vacation is a great way to be around family and friends and also enjoy new experiences while kicking back and unwinding from everyday life. However, going away doesn’t come cheap. Many Americans are putting travel plans on hold amid the coronavirus and until their financial situation stabilizes. Why not get out and enjoy some normality and be around loved ones with a staycation? So, with that being said the good news is you don’t have to travel far or spend a lot of money to create lasting memories with your family and friends. In fact, a staycation is an affordable alternative to a traditional vacation when planned thoughtfully. Be spontaneous and have a great time!
Spa Day
Support your local spas with a spa day for your yourself, family or friends.
If you’re on a budget you can still create a spa at your own home! Often one will already have some household items such as; coconut oil, sugar, lotion, cucumbers, nail polish, and essential oils all are great DIY ingredients for a home spa.
Go For a Hike
Living in the Pacific Northwest, there’s so many beautiful destinations readily available. Below is a list of a few you should check out:
1. Kentucky Falls, is located near Mapleton on Hwy 126 inland of the Oregon Coast.
2. Sahalie & Koosah Falls, are located along the McKenzie River in the Cascade Mountains.
3. Salt Creek Falls, is located near Oakridge - Westfir in the Cascade Mountains.
4. Diamond Creek Falls, is also located near Oakridge - Westfir in the Cascade Mountains.
 Check Out Local Events
There are several local events throughout the year in Lane County. A few of the highlighted by locals are:
  1. The Downtown Farmer’s market, every Tuesday and Saturday
  2. Pride Parade, August 14th at Alton Baker Park
  3. Eugene Rodeo, July 2-4 at the Oregon Horse Center
  4. Scandinavian Festival, August 12-15, Junction City
  5. Lane County Fair, July 21-25, Lane Event Center
Volunteering in Your Community
This is a great way to not only feel good about this but also helping and giving back to your community. A few suggestions are Green-hill Humane society, Food for Lane County, A Family for Every Child, CASA, Boys and Girls Club, 20/30, Lions Club and so many other local organizations that would be thrilled to have your support!
Finish a House Project
You’ve probably had days where you have wished for more hours in a day to get things done especially around the house. Here’s some ideas to get done: Cleaning, paint your home’s interior or exterior, remodel your cabinets, reupholster your headboard, build your own fire pit for your backyard.