As vacation plans continue to be shelved because of the ongoing pandemic, we’re left with no other choice than to stay at home and limit outings even as the much awaited summer season approaches. Fortunately, there are many ways you can make the best out of our current situation! Here are great yet simple ways to recreate an enjoyable summer getaway at home.
Go on a Staycation
You usually go on staycations at a hotel or Airbnb, but who says you can’t do it at home? Everyone’s definition of a staycation may vary, so do what makes you feel the most on vacation during this time. Make sure you create boundaries from work by turning off your notifications, stay away from the internet (unless you’re planning a virtual world tour), and be the most relaxed you can be on your own special “getaway.”
Do an At-Home Spa
Pamper yourself with a DIY spa to release some of the stress that has accumulated from the last year. Do your own mani-pedi, draw a relaxing bubble bath (light up scented candles and put on your favorite songs if you like), and slather on some moisturizing mask in your softest bath robe for a luxurious spa weekend. You can also try out this easy homemade face mask recipe with stuff that you might already have in your cupboard!
- In a blender, mix 3 teaspoons of dried oats and 1 tablespoon of whole milk.
- Blend until you have a paste-y consistency.
- Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Put on the mask, let it dry for at least 20 minutes, and rinse off with clean water.
Camp Out in Your Backyard or Balcony
The perfect summer getaway doesn’t have to mean staying at or replicating a stay at a fancy hotel, either. Set up a tent in your backyard, and pack up sandwiches and other snacks in a bag to make your makeshift camp feel authentic. To add a cozy feel and ambiance, string up Christmas lights in the trees and along your fence or the wall of your balcony. Why not fire up the grill and make barbecues for dinner, too? For that extra camping feel, roast some marshmallows and tell stories before bedtime.
Play Water Games
Want to enjoy the water and beat the summer heat but you don’t have a pool? Not a problem! Bring out the water guns, turn on the sprinklers, and grab a garden hose and play water games instead. If you have the space for it, use an inflatable pool to recreate a day at the beach with the whole family.
In Suntrust Verona in Silang, Cavite, you can have all the space you need to create your perfect summer vacation at home. This offering from Suntrust Properties inspires its residents to enjoy the lush nature spaces and refreshing breeze as if every day is your ideal summer day. Just a short drive away from major landmarks and destinations in the South — including Tagaytay — everything is within your reach in Verona.