We all want to take a break from the routine of life every now and then – but should it come at the cost of the environment? No, it should not. However, there is one way you can take a relaxing break without damaging the earth or your bank balance, and that’s by holidaying at home. Here are some reasons you should take a break in your own city…
First and foremost, local holidays help to reduce your carbon footprint, as you won’t have to step into a car or airplane for the pleasure. According to somewhere like Cool Effect, every time you travel via air, you are significantly at risk of affecting the climate as well as pollution levels, and this won’t be good for the environment or for your own carbon footprint. Reasoning like this is why so many people now decide to stay local so they can do their bit for the environment. You can therefore stay in a hotel in your home town, and you can be confident that you won’t be causing any harm to the environment. If you’re really conscious of your carbon footprint – which everyone should be – you could even travel to your destination on a train or bus, as you won’t have to use more fuel when driving a car.
Cheap and Cheerful
By holidaying at home, you’ll save a significant amount of money, which can be better spent exploring the city. For example, if you’re based in the Merseyside region, you could book yourself into accommodation in Liverpool – and it won’t cost you even half as much as that expensive resort abroad. So you’ll have fun without impacting on your bank balance.
You also won’t have to pay for expensive visas, travel injections, airport parking or holiday insurance – which is money that can be better spent on days out with your loved ones. You know that sounds good!
Learn About Your City
It’s amazing how little we all know about our own cities. Taking a local break allows you to get to know your city, learn a little more about its history and discover some of its hidden gems. You will therefore feel a little closer to your hometown, and will be filled with an abundance of local knowledge. Take a visit to the local museums, visit famous landmarks or just enjoy some of the city’s finest bars, restaurant and leisure facilities. You might just be surprised by how much you enjoy yourself – and as you’ll be in your hometown, you can get the whole family involved in the adventure.
Many people who travel abroad often long for their comfort of their own home, and can therefore not relax whilst they’re supposed to be enjoying the break. However, as you’re in your own city, you don’t have to worry about feeling home sick, as you’ll be a stone’s throw away from your house. So you can just enjoy the holiday, and won’t have all the worries of being abroad – and you can go home whenever you want.
Flying abroad to a holiday destination can significantly affect our environment, as harmful greenhouse gases are released when a plane flies at a high altitude. We all must therefore make a change to ensure we preserve our planet for future generations, and holidaying at home is the perfect alternative for a relaxing break.
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