How To Go On Holiday Without Leaving Home

Vixel is a lovely, lovely British law student who loves kittehs, Amy Winehouse and working up the nerve to sing Fairytale of New York. Her blog Sparkle and Glitter is regularly inspiring, informative and full of sparkles. I suspect she is the girlfriend you call when it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped because she will give you ice cream and then then talk some sense into you.


I’m a big fan of Sarah’s brilliant travel posts, and always find myself wishing I could afford to away somewhere warm and sunny for a week or so! For my guest post, I decided to write about something that has really saved my sanity in these last few years of being a poor student – holidaying at home. Sometimes, when the time off work just isn’t enough but you can’t afford flights and hotel bills, a week at home can feel like a holiday in a posh resort with just a few simple touches! Get a few friends, stay in a house together and make it as holiday-like as possible!


* Start the day with a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice, then go out for breakfast. Have pain au chocolat at a posh cafe, a fry-up at a diner or local hotel, or a takeaway if you like – you are on holiday after all!* Give yourself a facial whilst listening to your favourite music, relaxing with a glass of wine.* Decide that for the week, cost doesn’t matter. You’re saving money by not going away so you can eat all your favourite foods, no matter how decadent!

* Visit your town or city’s tourist traps – you may be surprised how many great things there are to do in your town that you’d never have thought to try! See this article for some brilliant ideas!

* Go swimming at your local pool when there’s a “free swim” time and take a beach ball!

* Wear your favourite clothes and take time to look your best every day, even if you’re just staying in the house.

* Read “trashy” books and magazines, the sort of thing you’d only usually read on the beach or by the pool.

* Write postcards and mail them to your friends and family.

* Forget diets and nutrition, ice cream is a viable lunch option!

* Go clubbing or cocktail-drinking mid-week, it’s cheaper than at the weekends anyway!

* Fresh fruit however, strawberries, pineapple and big wedges of fresh juicy orange can be the perfect snack to make you feel like you’re on a tropical island somewhere!

* Pick a country and gather together all the movies you can about or from that area.

* Photograph all of it and put together an album of your fabulous holiday so that you can remember it for years to come!

How do you holiday at home?



Now that my travelling plans are on hold for a few months I’m definitely going to be doing some of these suggestions!


I have had awful wanderlust lately but cannot go anywhere right now so this is perfectly timed for me!

I love me some Vixel writing 🙂


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