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11 Ways to Have an EPIC Staycation This March Break + Giveaway! #tips


Have an EPIC Staycation.

Who doesn’t want to get on a plane and jet off to somewhere tropical? I think almost everyone has desired that at some point. Traveling isn’t for everyone, in fact, some people prefer to stay close to home when they’ve earned some time off. For those like me who absolutely love to travel, sometimes plans do not work out. Whichever type of person you are, you have the ability to make your staycation as EPIC as any exotic getaway. The following tips can help you do just that and you’ll return to work and “real-life” re-energized!

1. Get Unplugged.

One of the most important things is to get off the grid completely. Make sure you take care of anything you need to for work before your vacation, that way you can walk away for a week of fun. You know that itch you get to check your emails? Add an automatic reply and let people know you will be unavailable and that you’ll get back to them. They will be there when you get back! Limit your internet time and your phone time, unless you are sharing your staycation with the world. Or skip it altogether–you choose!

2. Break Out of Your Routine.

If you are staying close to home, make sure you shake things up. Go to places you don’t usually go, sleep in or wake-up early to do something you never get the chance to do. The thing about vacations is the opportunity to break the monotony of a routine. 

3. Plan an Indoor Excursion.

Take a look in your city, there’s often a lot of things to do. You can take a trip to a museum, gallery or science centre. Sometimes there are some really amazing things to see or do within driving distance. Close enough to home but, far enough to be new. Whatever your interest may be – from antiques and art to science and nature – there is an exhibit for you.

4. Get Outside.

The weather is starting to warm up and we’ve been gifted with some really gorgeous days as of late. Go for a walk, a skate at a local rink and maybe pop into a coffee shop with a good book and enjoy a delicious drink. There is nothing like some fresh air and a bit of sunshine to help you relax.

5. Go Skiing or Boarding!

Maybe you haven’t been as lucky to have warmer weather. There’s still a chance to take a day, or two, to hit the slopes with your family; you can ski, snowboard, snow tube or hike, the options are endless. I know that my fam jam absolutely love to hit the slopes and I love to hit the hot tub and spas!

TIP: If you have family members who are motion sensitive, Gravol™ Quick Dissolve Chewables (available for kids and adults) are an effective and convenient option to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness, so you can get there more comfortably and with less worry. Keep in mind, don’t take Gravol™ chewables and drive, as Gravol™ Quick Dissolve Chewables may cause drowsiness.

6. Try Laser Tag or Paintballing!

Depending on the weather, you can get outside and try your hand at paintballing. They also have indoor paintball arenas, it may hurt a little but, it is so much fun! When’s the last time you went to laser tag? Rally up your friends and hit the arcade and take in a game of laser tag. You can thank me later!

7. Take a Local Food Tour or Brewery Tour.

If you’re a foodie, there’s never a bad time to take a food tour or a walk through a brewery. It’s a great time to taste new foods, delight in favorites and sample different wine or spirits. Vacations are all about indulgence, right? It never hurts anyone once in a while anyway. So, find a tour close to home and enjoy!

8. Pamper Yo-Self!

Invite your girl friends over and get ready to hit the town. Catch a movie, concert or go dancing. You can be your own glam squad, just grab those nail polishes, make-up powders, sparkle eye shadows, styling tools and last but not least… Batiste™ Dry Shampoo! It’s perfect to use between washes and easy to use. Applying quick burst revitalizes hair and removes any excess oil, adding body and texture. With the new limited-edition Batiste™ Ella Henderson Sweet & Seductive Dry Shampoo, you’ll feel like a celebrity, with hair that looks, feels – and smells – great!

9. Get Wet!

Head down to your nearest indoor pool or indoor water park. It’s the perfect way to have a full day of fun with your family. I know my kids are fully content with swimming or zipping down slides all afternoon, heck, I know I love wading in a pool anytime of the year.

10. Be Your Own Chef!

Get in your kitchen and try out some new recipes! The March break can have us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, inspiring us to tackle that new recipe you or your kids have been wanting to try. Whether it’s a batch of cookies – or a yummy stew – take advantage of your time. It might end up being a new favorite!

While you’ll be cooking up a storm, this is a great time to make sure all family members get the get their daily recommended nutrients by taking Vitafusion™ Men’s or Women’s Complete Multivitamin and Lil’Critters™ Gummy Vites™for kids.

11. Hit Up the Book Store.

For me, whether I stay home or head south, I always hit up the book store. I try to read at least 2-3 books in a week. Going to the store is just as exhilarating as digging into fresh new pages of a good book. If I stay home, I’ll settle in my reading chair by the fire-place and jump in to the story! If you don’t want to read that much, starting a book is always a great way to end a week-long of fun. 

Enter to Win This Giveaway


Win It!

Now that you have some tips on how to have the most EPIC staycation you can, you are going to need some essentials. One lucky Whispered Inspirations reader will win a Church and Dwight Prize Pack valued at $80! Giveaway runs on March 10th, 2016 and ends on March 25th, 2016 at midnight.

Prize Pack Includes:
  • Vitafusion™ Women’s Complete Multivitamin
  • Vitafusion™ Men’s Complete Multivitamin
  • L’il Critters™ Gummy Vites™
  • Ella Henderson for Batiste™ Dry Shampoo
  • OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover 
  • Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Paste 
  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh Battery Brush 
  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Paw Patrol Battery Brush 
  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Disney Descendants Battery Brush
  • Wax Ready-Strips Legs & Body 



How do you enjoy a staycation?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!



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  1. Would love to try the Oxi Clean Versatile Stain Remover, looking for something better than my current stain remover.

  2. I enjoy it by watching a lot of awesome tv! I never seem to have the time so it's fun to be able to get a couple of days to just do it! (Suzi)

  3. OxiClean Stain Remover, I am getting the garden in order and this will come in handy. So many different stains to remove.

  4. I am excited about the Ella Henderson Dry Shampoo because I have oily hair on a daily basis and have been looking for a good dry shampoo that works!

  5. I really want to try the Batiste Dry Shampoo! I can't wait to get out to visit my parents this Spring Break

  6. the OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover. early spring and lots of outdoor things to do so that means outdoor stains too. thanks

  7. Our favourite staycation activity this year has been skating. Rinks only though this year, not cold enough!

  8. I would look forward to a spin brush (I prob dont spend enough time using my manual one) I enjoy a hot soaking bath most nights so thats my staycation lol

  9. I love taking the family on an outdoor excursion in our region, doing something that we've never experienced before.

  10. I want to try the Wax Ready Strips.
    I like to have movie night, or binge watch tv,art & Crafts and playing board games.

  11. I enjoy a staycation with my children watching movies, going swimming, baking cookies and playing board games.

  12. I would love to try the dry shampoo, i go through these very quickly as my hair does get quit greasy on top.

  13. If the weather is good we like to go hike local conservation areas & provincial parks. We pack a picnic to take with us.

  14. i'M Interested in trying the oxi clean (I have pets that smell, ferrets, so sometimes IT can be overwhelming) (Sabina edwards)

  15. We enjoy a staycation by getting outside as much as possible and exploring, going to parks, or just getting out for walks.

  16. i would love to try the Batiste Dry Shampoo! For a staycation, i like to read, watch movies, go for walks, and do some baking!

  17. I would love to try the vitafusions for both female and male. we need to start taking vitamins on a more regular basis

  18. I look forward to trying the Oxi stain remover the most and love going to the beach or a hike on our staycations 🙂

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