Getting Away on a Budget

Sometimes you need a break from tradition. Holidays are usually full of dinners, parties, family gatherings and other social get-togethers. And when you’re not heading out for an event, chances are you’re subjecting yourself to a crowded mall or store in an attempt to find that perfect gift.  This year, take a break from the usual and spend some time treating yourself!


A cottage is a good option if you want to spend your holidays away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  You don’t have to go very far to enjoy some quiet time with your family or partner.  With great cottages available for short term stays, it’s easy to feel as if you’re a million miles away from the endless noise that surrounds the city.  Many cottages sleep up to 10 people, making it easier to bring the whole family with you. (If you really want to. We won’t tell.)


Yes, this option is going to cost a little more, but for those of you who aren’t particularly fond of a white Christmas, pack up your swimsuit, sunscreen and Santa hat!  It’s definitely easier to plan a getaway like this if you don’t have kids and last minute deals are always popping up throughout the month of December.  Cuba is particularly cheap from Toronto, as well as the Dominican Republic and Mexico.  It does take some searching time, but that clear blue water and white sandy beach is all worth it.  Rather than spending money for flights and hotels separately, find a resort that offers an all-inclusive package.  That way you won’t have to worry about bringing enough money to eat, drink AND buy souvenirs. 

Road Trip

If the cottage plan is a bit too long for you to be able to get out of the city, a road trip is always a great alternative.  By no means are we suggesting you drive 24 hours to Florida, but a drive a few hours out of the city and a couple nights at a bed and breakfast may be just the greatest recharge on a budget.  Heading north or east offers a scenic drive and several landmarks that you can stop by on the way to wherever your destination may be.  Heading west to Windsor will give you an amazing skyline view of Detroit! Just remember, it’s about the drive there, not so much getting there fast as you can.


You don’t have to go away to get some peace.  It’s easy and affordable to transform your home into the perfect hideout.  Build a pillow fort, dust off that fondue set you never get to use and bring out the board games!  The most important part of this ‘getaway’ is to unplug.  Put the phones away and stay off the web.  Get all your household chores done before you plan on staycationing so you have no excuses to start worrying.  Cooking before or ordering take out is your best bet to pull off this worry-free plan.  If you’ve got a little money to spend, look up local Airbnb places for a weekend or just a night!


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