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Staycations and Your Home-Based Business

Staycations can be a smart, not to mention frugal, way to simultaneously take a break and keep working. Entrepreneurs are notorious for toting their laptops, cell phones, and other business peripherals with them on conventional vacations anyway. So, why not try a simplified version and take a break where your business home?

Some staycationers declare work of any kind off limits, including email, but your mileage may vary. If you're wired to keep working, or dread the backlog you'll be returning to, go ahead and indulge. Taking a break from your vacation for a few emails, or an update to your website, can alleviate the stress that might otherwise put a damper on your, make that staycation.

Speaking of alleviating stress, that might be the single best reason to opt for a staycation. When you're paying for airline tickets and hotel rooms, you may feel compelled to itinerary yourself to death just to get your money's worth. That's what leaves some needing a vacation to recover from the one they just experienced.

For many home-based business people, taking any kind of break may be a challenge. If you're the "sole" in the entrepreneur, you may not have anyone to whom you can delegate. Even so, you can probably strike a compromise with abbreviated workdays and more enjoyable surroundings. Have laptop, will travel...even if it's only to a front porch swing, or a prime spot in your backyard sanctuary.

For staycation ideas beyond your front door or backyard, take a look around. Maybe you're the proverbial New Yorker who's never visited the Statue of Liberty. (If so, now's the time with the reopening of Lady Liberty's crown.) Or maybe you live in another destination city, but have never lived as a tourist.

Wherever you live, you're likely to have more options than you've ever realized. Local museums, walks on the riverfront, art classes, and planetariums may await you. With staycations, the one thing that doesn't await you is a hefty price tag.

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