From divine destinations to hidden hideaways (and some travel insurance information in between), here’s everything you need to know about staycations…
What is a staycation?The word 'staycation' is an amalgamation of 'stay' and 'vacation'. The phrase gained traction in 2009 when, in the midst of the global financial crisis, holidaymakers were taking more trips in their home countries. It seems to have stuck, with millions of us taking short breaks and longer holidays in our own backyards every year.
So, whether you call it a staycation, a UK break, or a local leave of absence - staying close to home has never looked so good. If you're thinking of taking a road trip to the Dorset coast, or camping in the Scottish Highlands, you should still consider travel insurance. We'll cover you for trips as long as they're 25 miles or more from your home address, even if you're only gone for the day. So, from mini breaks to staycations and all the day trips in between, we're here to cover you for delays, cancellations, lost luggage and more.
We may not be known for wall-to-wall sunshine, but the UK has loads of options: a stunning coastline, beautiful countryside, fantastic heritage, amazing food and vibrant cities.
Oh, and a staycation means no long-haul flights, no exchange rate to work out and no language barriers. And best of all? You can take your pet with you without the need for a pet passport.