Should I stay or should I go? One of life’s eternal questions. When it comes to travel, one might often find arguments in favour of the latter (oddly enough), though there is always a certain satisfaction that comes from discovering the secret spots and home-grown hideaways one could only ever know from exploring their local turf. As we unearthed in #TTOT this week, the grass may not always be greener on the other side (but there is probably a lesser chance of bumping into your annoying neighbour)…
The questions this week were:
Q1. State your case for or against a staycation.
Q2. I see staycation as nearcation, what inexpensive or free things are there to see & do near you?
Q3. What are the Top 5 do’s and don’ts to make a staycation feel like a vacation?
Q4. What other ‘-cations’ words would you like to never hear again?
Q5. What was your best staycation and what made it so great?
The ‘Riding Through The Dessert On A Course With No Name’ Shout Out for anarchic anonymity.
@Kim_houghton: Break all the rules…Eat what you like, stay out late, change your name for a night and act as outrageously as you dare!
The ‘Loch Up Your Daughter’s’ Shout Out for nippy Highland holidays.
@LadysGarden: DON’T pack a bikini if your staycation’s in Scotland.
The ‘Word To Your Lover’ Shout Out because we never Thor that one coming.
@mstarr1188: I’m going to add the word to my vocab to confuse my Norwegian boyfriend later.
The ‘Haven’t Herd That One Before’ Shout Out for Swede-talking us.
@Toffeebugs: Lovely! Same case with colleagues in Sweden. They go to their country houses and feed the sheeps.
The ‘Willy Or Won’t He?’ Shout Out for misjudged attempts at discussing ‘manscaping’.
@JennySerwylo: I’m all for keeping things tidy! Let’s just change the phrase to “keeping up the man bits”.
The ‘Conspiracy Weary’ Shout Out for shady schemes.
@LAbackpackrChik: [Staycation] An evil term thought up by people who want us to have even less vacation time.
The ‘Mommy Nearest’ Shout Out for avoiding the parent traps.
@SonjaSwissLife: Yes. Especially your Mom, but mine lives 10,000 miles away so it’s not too bad.
The ‘Creature From The Crap Lagoon’ Shout Out for finding monsters under the bed.
@MalloryOnTravel: Polyesterfication sounds pretty scary, like something from a sci-fi movie where everybody becomes modern day linen.
The ‘Travelling At The Speedo Sound’ Shout Out for worrying beachwear.
@freakytravel: Big difference between a mankini and a man in a bikini.
The ‘Explicit Contempt’ Shout Out for dodging disclosure.
@GoSeeWrite: Hmmmm, I think #TTOT is rated PG-13, so…. no comment.
The ‘Brow Down To The King’ Shout Out for hairy situations.
@The_Eyebrows: Unification – Eyebrows should never meet.
All that comedy gold AND a handy little guide to perfecting the Art of Staycationing! Don’t say we never spoil you.
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