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Date: 15/08/2012

UK - Staycations

Whether you are trying to enjoy a more environmentally friendly holiday, don't like flying or are simply counting the pennies, a UK staycation could be the ideal break for 2012.

An increasing number of Brits are opting to stay close to home to enjoy what the UK has to offer rather than forking out a fortune on a foreign break.

Britain has an incredibly rich, diverse heritage, with everything from sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains, meaning that whatever you like to do, there should be something that piques your interest.

The staycation is a relatively new phrase but has quickly gained mass acceptance because of the trend towards holidaying in the UK. Staycation can either mean simply enjoying a break anywhere in Britain or alternatively staying at home and exploring local sights and sounds.

Almost every location in the UK has places to see and things to do locally, but how often do you take the time to investigate the attractions close to your home? When holidaying, most people take advantage of everything the area has to offer and make the most of both the countryside and places to visit. However, how much do you know about your local offerings? If you had to give advice to a tourist about what to see and do, would you know what to suggest? Have you been there yourself recently?

A stay-at-home staycation can provide a wonderful opportunity to get back in touch with events and activities in your local area. You might think you know everything there is to do and see, but visit a tourist information office and you may well be in for a surprise.

When it comes to evening entertainment, maybe there is a theatre you have never visited or a restaurant you have always wanted to try. A staycation is a great chance to do all the things you have been meaning to but never had the time.

Of course, you may well prefer a complete change of scenery. A midweek break and a camping trip are perfect ways to get away for a few days without breaking the bank. However, it is always a good idea to make sure you have travel insurance even if you are holidaying in the UK as possessions can easily get lost, stolen or broken, even in Britain.

Wherever you go and whatever you do in the UK, enjoy being part of the staycation revolution and delight in everything Britain has to offer!