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Since elaborate vacations are expensive, some of your clients might want to stick close to home this summer.

Along with being more affordable, so-called staycations are less stressful to plan. Also, they offer people a chance to re-discover their home cities and towns.

People can attend festivals in their area, for example, and search for restaurants considered as hidden gems.

To help your budget-concious clients, offer these staycation tips:

  1. Clients still need to pick specific dates and book time off.
  2. They should also create budgets as they normally would so they can control spending.
  3. Before starting a staycation, people can research local activities as if they were tourists and get dining recommendations from peers.
  4. Suggest that clients spend a day relaxing at a nearby park or lake. Read: Best campgrounds in Canada
  5. Those who like to learn can register for a lesson or course. They can take cooking, dancing, painting or diving lessons, for example.
  6. Even though clients wouldn’t be going away, they should still take lots of pictures.

Also read:

How to save for a vacation

Canadians plan summer splurge

Don’t announce vacation plans on Facebook

Vacation options for your dog

Originally published on Advisor.ca

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