今年，我们都掌握了灵活的艺术：从任何地方工作;参加生日庆祝活动，婴儿淋浴和介于两者之间的一切Zoom;乃至野营in our own backyards. Now, winter is upon us and our skills are being tested once again.
If you’re pressing pause on your winter travel plans—but still plan to take a much-deserved break—think of staying local as another opportunity to get creative. And while a winterstaycationmight not include skiing the slopes or soaking in the sun, there are lots of ways to feel like you’re on vacation, even if you’re staying (closer to) home.
Gather your cold weather gear and try a new (or revisit a favorite) winter sport during your winter staycation. Snowshoeing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, fat tire biking on snowy trails—the list goes on. No matter what mode of exercise you choose, get outside andleave the screens behind。Bundle up and explore a part of your neighborhood you never even knew existed. Doing so will help improve your mood, release endorphins, and break a sweat—a boost for your mind and your body.
Take a nod from拥抱冬天的城市并创造一个空间来享受大自然并全年安全地在户外社交。您甚至可能需要创建舒适后院绿洲所需的一切，例如：
Need a night off from cooking during your winter staycation? Many restaurants not only offer delivery or curbside pick-up, some have also pivoted as bottle shops, meaning you can purchase a bottle of wine to complement your takeaway meal and enjoy at home.
Great vacations yield great souvenirs (my personal favorite? A bottle of wine from a local vineyard, of course!); there’s no reason a staycation can’t yield the same. Treat yourself to a staycation souvenir—and support local businesses in the process.
Here are some ideas:
- A book from your local indie bookstore
- A candle from a local artisan
- Jams or jellies from your local farmers market
Get lost in literature
说到书店，阅读is one of the best forms of escapism; second only to travel itself. If you received a book over the holidays, a winter staycation presents the perfect time to start reading. Or, head to your local independent bookstore and pick up a tale based in your favorite destination.
So, you picked up a cookbook at the bookstore. A winter staycation affords you the time to get creative in the comfort of your own kitchen. Use this time to revisit a dish you discovered while traveling or let your cravings do the deciding as you peruse your new cookbook.
More culinary inspo:Eat Your Way Around the World with These 10 Dishes
- Have travel-loving kids?这些活动将有助于将世界带给他们。
Since you’re staying local, why not try your hand at mixing your favoritetravel-inspired cocktails在家？首先，选择您的目的地。然后，用您混合的鸡尾酒来发挥创意。例如，苏格兰以威士忌而闻名。用热的toddy开始简单。或者，与自制的格吕赫因（Glühwein）一起前往德国的回忆。打开来自德国的水果红酒, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, an orange slice, and some sugar or honey. Heat, serve, and then relax in your backyard oasis.
Turns out, you can enjoy après-ski, après tout.