Over the last year, I’ve found myself getting increasingly annoyed at the rising use of the word “staycation” to mean local travel. I can’t imagine saying I’m going to New York for a staycation when you live in Indiana. Yes, you’re in the same country. And in this case, the country is a small one like England. BUT IT IS NOT A STAYCATION when you are going somewhere else that isn’t your home!
Anyway, now that rant is done, I have to tell you about our little covid-safe, self-contained holiday. The Lord (I got him a Lordship for his birthday!) had not driven a car in 5 years and so we decided to rent one and go off to practice. And if we got a holiday out of it all, then AMAZING. So all we had planned was where to stay on the first two nights. The rest was us winging it.
We happened to have chosen a place with little to no mobile network. And so, it turned into a holiday where we disappeared. I didn’t know it till we were actually bang in the middle of our disappearance act, but it was exactly what I needed. As luck would have it, the sun was shining in full Instagram spirit as well!
To fully appreciate how in the middle in the nowhere we were, and how gorgeous the countryside was, here are some photos.
What do you think of disappearance holidays? Should everyone make it a part of their yearly routines?