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How to Turn a Cancelled Vacation into a Stay-At-Home Adventure

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Do you have any Summer travel plans? Many families will be hitting the road this month, but some will have to postpone their vacation due to conflicts that keep them at home. If your vacation plans were unexpectedly canceled, and you don't know how you'll entertain the kids without a rebellion, have no fear! In this blog, we will be giving you a few ideas of how to host and plan your own “staycation”! 

With gas prices hitting a high, COVID-19 still being a concern for many, and last-minute life issues making an unexpected appearance, many of us have decided to stay at home for the Summer and enjoy our time off from the comfort of our own home. So, how can we make the best of it? Check out these enjoyable and unique stay-at-home adventures we recommend you try this Summer:


One of our top choices for a staycation idea is to host your home as a campground! You can choose to use your front or back yards or even layout your tent inside your living room. Having story time or enjoying some snacks before heading to bed inside a sleeping bag will still offer a similar experience as camping in the wilderness would.

Movie Marathon

Have you been wanting to watch a movie or show but haven’t had the time for it? Then you can turn your staycation into a movie marathon! The secret to this is to make your viewing experience as comfortable as possible and have your favorite movie snacks by your side. 

Board Games

Want to entertain a large group or have children that want to play games? Then a board game night is for you. Being able to have a competitive setting offers fun and enjoyment for everyone. Having a variety of board games is key to keeping the fun going by offering different activities for everyone. Our top choices for family-friendly board games are Monopoly, Connect 4, Jenga, and Sorry!


Turning your staycation into a day filled with painting is a great way to relax and have fun with your loved ones. A plus to this activity is that you get to create an everlasting memory that you can hang up on your wall as a reminder of the fun time you spent. When painting, some fun ideas are to switch your artwork halfway with another person or have random colors assigned to create an art piece using only those colors.


Another idea for your staycation is to host a picnic! Having the ability to order from your favorite restaurant lets you enjoy a nice meal at a park nearby, the beach, or from the comfort of your own backyard. There is also the option to try a new recipe or cook a family favorite for everyone to enjoy!

Having a staycation gives you more time and flexibility to bring your car in for a check-up. That way, you are prepared for your next road trip vacation and can have peace of mind when it comes to your vehicle. Visit us at 27721 State Route 283, Calcium, NY 13616, or click here to set up an appointment today!


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