YOU DESERVE SOME R & R, BUT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS CAN BE A HUGE ROADBLOACK TO GETTING THE BREAK YOU DESERVE.

In fact, almost half of all Americans canceled their summer vacations in 2020. When you don’t know when or how the rules will change, there’s a simple (and sexy) solution: a staycation! Plus it’s a great time to get it on the books with Valentine’s Day just around the corner!

stay·ca·tion

STĀˈKĀSHN/

noun
informal 

1. a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance of their home that does not require overnight accommodations.

Whether it’s a few days long or just one, every couple needs some alone time to reignite the flame in their relationship. Just like a normal vacation, you’ll eat, relax, maybe get a little active, and you’ll definitely be doing plenty of exploring. So, buckle up and get ready for departure, because we have all the tips and tricks to make your next staycation better than a week at the beach!

Plan

Just like with a regular vacation, a staycation does require a bit of planning so that you can make the most of your time. You’ll want to decide beforehand what you’re going to do for meals and activities, but you also want to keep some spontaneity when it comes to the sexy part. If you aren’t loving the thought of staying at home and want to feel like you’re somewhere exotic, make a reservation at a swanky hotel in your city and use their amenities to pamper yourselves. Room service in bed, anyone?

Ditch The Kids

Sorry, but no kids allowed! To really make the most of your romantic get-a-stay, and to be free of distractions, it needs to just be you and your partner. If you don’t have kids, then you can skip this step. If you do have children, then it’s time to call in some reinforcements! Call up your parents, your babysitter, send them to a friend’s…we don’t care, just get rid of them!

No Phone Zone

While we’re clearing away distractions, a staycation is also the perfect time to unplug and take a break from smartphones, laptops, iPads, binge-watching Netflix and playing online Solitaire. This is so you can really focus on your significant other and spend time communicating with each other the old-fashioned way. Don’t worry, we’re not banning ALL electronics, but we’ll get to that part later…

Game Time

Just because the kids are gone doesn’t mean you can’t break out the board games! Spice up the classics by upping the ante. Think: strip Monopoly, naked Twister, or try something new with the Date Night Cards. Playing a round or two of Date Night is a great way to experiment and find out everything you’ve wanted to know about your partner!

Just Add Water

If you really want to feel like you’re on vacay, add some water to your staycation routine! Keep it clean by sitting poolside at your local pool or get down and dirty in the shower for something different! Disclaimer: we do not recommend skinny dipping in your local water source, but if you have access to a private pool/beach/lake/pond, by all means take it off! You can always add some bubbles with your favorite bubble bath!

Get Adventurous

Waterplay not your thing? Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of other ways (and places) to get sexy! Set up a tent in your backyard and go “camping”, find a secluded area for a sexy picnic, or finally work on those new positions you’ve been wanting to try! Whether it’s as simple as moving from the bedroom to the kitchen, or a complete change of scenery, switching things up can get your adrenaline pumping and inspire you to try even more new things in the bedroom! If you’re considering taking your adventures outside, be sure to check out our guide on how to successfully get busy in the great outdoors.

They Don’t Call It Mood Lighting For Nothing

One way to really set the mood is by turning your bedroom into a romantic spa. Dim the lights, light some candles, turn on your most sensual playlist, and run a bubble bath for you and your partner to soak in. Follow it with an in-home hot stone massage and your favorite massage oil and you’re headed for pure bliss! You can go the extra mile by upgrading your bed sheets, slipping on your best lingerie, and splurging on champagne to ensure ultimate relaxation.

Bed, Bondage and Beyond

Remember when we said to unplug? Here’s the exception. Whether you and your partner are new to bedroom accessories or are more experienced, there are many ways to incorporate toys and props during lovemaking. For beginners, a clitoral vibrator is an easy, less intimidating toy that your partner can use on you during foreplay or sex. If you’d like a toy that benefits the both of you, a C-Ring is a great option. If you’re feeling really adventurous, consider pulling out the handcuffs and nipple clamps and add in some roleplaying. Use this time to communicate with each other on what you both are comfortable with and have fun with it!

Your Body Is A Wonderland

It’s most important to note, that most of the above can be done with or without a partner! You can have a sexy staycation all by yourself and take the day to really pamper yourself: maybe take a trip to the salon, add in a facemask, dress up in something that makes you feel sexy, light some candles, then spend some time rediscovering your body and you’re all set! Remember self-care is self-love and your body and mind will thank you for the staycation!