There's nothing relaxing about long-distance travel. Why start and end your vacation with long lines, crowded planes, and lost luggage? The next time you find yourself with a little downtime, stage the ultimate staycation. Unplug, unwind, and take a break from your routine from the comfort of home.
Read nothing, and we do mean nothing, having to do with work during your staycation. Stockpile magazines (ahem) and books you've been longing to read for fun. Slip a cookbook or two in the pile if you're hoping for culinary inspiration. A staycation is the perfect time to get out of a food rut.