I hate the word staycation.
Holidays are meant to invoke feelings of excitement, passion, longing. Glamour if you are lucky (and that’s way before we get anywhere near bragging rights).
The language surrounding your precious time off should amplify those sentiments, and not overtones of some kind of invasive medical procedure..
For those of us choosing to holiday at home (or partake in a little staycation if we must), the British coast has some real hidden gems. But how does one unearth them?
Well, in conjunction with VisitBritain Scott Ramsay (travel writer, photographer and blogger extrarodinaire) is going to drive around the coast of mainland Britain, visit the ‘kiss me quick’ popular tourist traps, but also do his very best to take the a-roads…
He hopes to explore some remote spots, and unlock some of those gems for those looking for something more from a holiday at home…
Although we’re a tiny wee island, his tour will see him take right round virtually our entire coastline.
He’s also rather handily googlemapped his route, so people can not only follow his blog (a nice blend of photos, videos and wordage), but can immediately identify those gems close to them for a sneaky weekend away, as opposed to going the whole hog like him.
Not a bad way to spend a month. But for his sake, I do hope he’s a member of Shell’s loyalty scheme so he’s getting his airmiles for his next break!
Iain Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And is thinking of offering up his blogging services to fund his next vacation…