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Tastemaker Feed: Vacations & Staycations

We know this unseasonably-warm weather is probably not a great sign in the bigger scheme of things, but…man, is it pleasant! While most winters (especially here at Crowdtap HQ in NYC) are spent shivering and dreaming of island beach vacations, we’ve so far been feeling pretty happy with some adventurous, spring-y staycations!

The posts we’ve chosen today are inspiring staycations for us (they’re in New York!), but we pulled out the best sentiments so that anyone, anywhere can set up a perfectly adventurous day in the coming months.

Let’s take a look!

Get active outside.

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Whether you’re walking or biking, ‘blading or skateboarding, pogo-sticking or something else entirely, when the weather is nice there’s nothing better than taking a little vacation outside your front door. Blogger Jinna Yang from Project Inspo zaps stress and calms her mind by taking a ride on her board – much more accessible than a weekend in Bora Bora. Find an outdoor activity you love and dedicate a beautiful day to practicing and really enjoying it! We think you’ll feel (almost) as refreshed as if you’d spent a day at a spa somewhere surrounded by palm trees.


Have a photoshoot.

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One of the best parts of a vacation are the photos. You’re posting to Instagram to (a) have the memories and, (b) make your friends feel a little FOMO (just being honest). But that doesn’t have to be JUST a vacation stipulation! Try grabbing a few friends on a lovely day and heading to a spot you love. Wear your favorite outfit, grab a (tasty) prop, and snap some photos – just like blogger Noelle did!


Have a couch date.

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On those not-so-sunny days, when you’re longing for a peaceful day on the beach? We recommend a cozy date with your couch, a la blogger Allegra Rose (pictured here). Invite friends, or snuggle with your S/O. Look through pictures from previous vacations you’ve taken, or start planning a trip for the warmer weather. Enjoy your favorite drinks together, and let the rest of the world fade away for a bit. Your mind will thank you!


What are your favorite ways to staycation during a warm winter or sunny spring? Share in the comments below, then pass this post along to your friends and family!

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Lacie

I love to staycation, in my pj’s in front of a warm fire roaring in the fireplace. Relaxing on a big pile of blanket’s with a good movie on my big TV. With some fruit and cheese, and a big bottle of red wine!

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Jenny Patrick

When I have my yearly staycation, I sit around the pool with a good book, a large iced tea ,veggies and dip.I stay outside as long as I can.

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Amanda

Lovely

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Jill Bowen

Visit family in Georgia for a long weekend

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Jill Bowen

Enjoying being with extended family members

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Jill Bowen

I love to take my staycation with my extended family

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Rhonda

I would love to take time to have a stay cation here in the place I live and just get away and go off to the hot springs and soak my body and just relax…

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Stephanie

My staycation is with a good book, snacks, and coffee to relax.

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Candy Ellis

Staying home with my twin and Maltese pups and enjoying quality time with them.

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dee

very enjoyable

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Rodena MacNeil

I love to visit the local sites of my town. 🙂

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Cortney Maul

I love the idea of a couch date!

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kathy

Everyday is a staycation. Also disabled so vacations are out and staycations require a visit to the library to check out something exciting, a sit in the park, and then home again. Wish I had the means to see some of the interesting and historical sites in sunny California.

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gaynl farmer

couch date!!1

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April Bush

A day with the family..Best feeling in the world.

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Kris Read

staycations r fun for me. I get a hotel once in a great while just to get out of the house and we sleep there and go home the next day. My kids and I would also use the sauna, the pool there. My kids had a ball. Thats my staycation: a one night or two stay at a cheap hotel!!

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Jane Thomas

I enjoy being at home when I have a vacation from work. Fortunately I live near a large city with many opportunities to have a staycation; it is great without having to pay lodging!

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April Bush

My dogs..My coffee and Dr.phil best starvation ever..

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Donna Freeman

Just being able to relax and get things done around the house on my freetime and taking hikes with my dog and long weekend’s camping with friends

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Michelle K

I’m right there with you all on the staycations. I am in the Philly area and we are also hit hard by the blizzard. My husband and I are home from work, we did all of our shopping yesterday, no one is bothering us, and we are hanging out by the fire and playing video games. Did I mention that I am 40 years old and he is 43? I guess when you don’t have kids you never really grow up.

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Charlotte Mathews

My staycation is camping at a local state park for the weekend.

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Melody

We have six kids, so staycations are a staple here! We try to do one weekend a month where we let the kids pick a takeout dinner, and either watch movies with our blankets, or play board games in the winter. In the summer, we often BBQ in the yard, swim in the pool and set up a volleyball net and wind down in the evening with a fire and some smores for the big Kids, and the little ones run after lightning bugs. Affordable family memories, and down time together with no electronics!

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Kim

My family finds staycations way more relaxing and refreshing than a huge family trip.

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Regina Williams

Spending time with family. Recently we had a first girl cousin weekend! We had so much fun, we are planning another for April!!

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Samuel

Ideal staycation- Coffeehouse jazz soundtrack playing while I enjoy a book snuggled up with my dog.

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