It looks as if we may just be coming out the other side of the weirdest year. The R number has reduced, the number of individuals receiving the vaccine has risen and lockdown restrictions are starting to ease. This is the news we have all been waiting for. With a plan in place for the reopening up of the UK it looks like shopping trips, festivals and holidays may well be something we can enjoy again soon. That being said however, lots of people, myself included, are still feeling nervous and somewhat unsure about traveling outside of the UK. There is, of course the fear of catching coronavirus and being ill away from home but on top of that there is the worry another lockdown could occur, you may need to suddenly get back home and the financial implications of that could be huge. Which is why staycations are going to be big this summer.
As a family we love a good staycation. We try and explore a new part of the UK every year and we also try and stay in different types of accommodations to make things even more exciting for the kids. From tipis in the lakes to day trips to London, there is so much to see and do right here in our own country that a staycation can be just as enjoyable as a holiday abroad, as long as you don’t mind forgoing the sun!
Despite my husband being half Scottish and us frequently visiting Scotland over the years I have never actually been to Edinburgh and yet is definitely up there on my UK staycation must do’s, so hopefully this will be the year we get to tick it off. If so I am hoping to make a long weekend of it and visit
and The Writers Museum.
I am also pretty sure that if we do make it to Edinburgh my husband will ensure we take a tour round one of the Whiskey Distillery’s, especially if we manage to escape for a weekend without the children.
Although we haven’t booked our staycations just yet we are starting to look at what accommodation is available and what deals we can get. The times are still a bit uncertain but the majority of UK hotels are offering their customers the opportunity to rebook any holidays that need to be cancelled due to Covid which is very reassuring and makes the fear of loosing money should their be any issues a lot less.
If you are planning to any holidays abroad or staycations here in the UK then I really hope you enjoy them. I am sure that any kind of break that any of us get after this will be one that treasured to the max and that we will never take our freedom for granted again. Please also make sure that you check the regularly updated government guidelines before making any travel arrangements and stay staff.
If you have been to Edinburgh before and have any recommendations on places I should visit in November/December then please do let me know.
(This post was written in collaboration with Hotels.com, but all views are my own.)