Emili Currey, Editor In Chief 2020-2021

A “staycation” provides a peaceful, fun and luxurious New Year’s Eve. Pools for the kids and suites for the parents. Covid-19 has impacted our daily lives more than anyone could have predicted therefore making long-distance vacations not safe or practical. Also, staying home for New Years isn’t the way you want to celebrate the beginning of 2021. The closest thing you have to a nice weekend away is booking a peaceful hotel room near you. The term, “luxurious” is usually seen as expensive but you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to have an enjoyable getaway even if it is for one night. 

My family and I have committed ourselves to staying in a nearby hotel every New Year’s Eve, just to get away from the house and the stress of chores and the routine of our everyday lives. We stayed at the La Quinta last year and it was delightful to have had a nice pool and clean rooms. Peace and quiet could make or break a stay at a hotel, especially on New Year’s Eve. This year we chose a different hotel, Holiday Inn. It was a beautiful hotel even though people see it as lower grade, it was well kept and had a big, clean pool. 

Andy Currey says, “It was nice being able to jump from room to room and to sit in the hot tub and relax.” Stress is a huge part of our lives now; the stress of getting sick or the stress of all the work and school you are being weighed down with. Relaxing keeps us sane and alive. 

It’s the little things in life that keep us going, knowing that you have something to look forward to other than just school and work. Get a hotel for a night or two and just relax, you don’t even have to go to the pool or socialize with people. You can stay safe in your own room, order in, and watch television. You can still have fun during this difficult time as long as you are safe about it.