Are summer staycations here to stay?

Apr 14, 2022

After the last few years, many of us are looking forward to a more “normal” summer. A chance to reconnect with friends and loved ones, and to enjoy the (slightly) better weather.

But some of us are still concerned about travelling long distances. Going abroad comes with the risk of cancelled flights and changing restrictions. And the rising cost of living might make it tougher to afford that dream getaway.

So it’s no surprise that the staycation boom is set to continue in 2022. Keep reading to find out more about staycations and how you can be in with a chance to win a £1,000 Airbnb gift card. (Terms and conditions apply).

What’s a staycation?

The word “staycation” means different things to different people. Some people prefer to stay at home, enjoying day trips and treating themselves to some well deserved time off. Others think of staycations as any holiday taken in the country where they live.

However you define it, it’s clear that holidaying at home is more popular than ever. With endless options for individuals, couples, large groups and families, the UK is the place to be this summer!

Could a staycation save me money?

That depends! But whether you’re on a budget, or ready to splurge, there’s a staycation to suit you.

If you usually holiday overseas, a staycation could save you money on flights, airport parking and baggage charges. A holiday in the UK could also be the greener choice, with more sustainable travel options to choose from.

If you decide to stay in your own home, you’ll only have to pay for trips out. And if you go further afield, choosing accommodation carefully might make things more affordable. It’s a good chance to get creative, and think outside the box!

Our favourite staycation ideas

Here are a few of our favourites (disclaimer: Loqbox isn’t affiliated with any of these accommodation providers, although we wish we were!):

Explore the coast of west Wales

If you’re craving the beach, it’s always worth exploring all that Wales has to offer. Why not spend a long weekend by the fire in this Hobbit Cottage near Aberystwyth?

(We love a walk on the pebbles at Tan Y Bwlch followed by afternoon tea shared with a couple of donkeys!)

Visit a smugglers cave in Cornwall

Get the whole family involved with a Kayaking adventure in Cornwall. Explore the caves by sea and find out the history of some shipwrecks along the way!

Go glamping in Whitby

Hide away in a cosy yurt after exploring all that Whitby has to offer.

Don’t miss the chance to count the famous 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey, and forage on the cliffs before enjoying some well-deserved fish and chips.

This summer’s on us

At Loqbox, we think everyone deserves access to a richer life. So to make this summer a bit brighter, we’re giving you the chance to enjoy a getaway with your friends and family.**

If you sign up to Loqbox Save and make your first payment before midnight on Friday 13th May, we’ll enter you into our competition to win a £1,000 Airbnb gift card.

And while you’re loving life in the sun this year, your savings will be growing (along with your credit score) for whatever you have planned for next year. That’s what we call money smart!

We’ll also be giving our existing full Loqbox members an entry into the draw just because we love them so much. Plus extra entries are up for grabs for those inviting their friends to open Loqbox Save.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for some additional giveaways too!

All you need is an Airbnb account to claim the prize, and the world’s your oyster.

Good luck!

** Read the Airbnb gift card’s full T&Cs here. And Loqbox’s full terms of entry here.

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