Our Mini Family: What is a Working Staycation and Why Should I Take One?


Apr 9, 2016

What is a Working Staycation and Why Should I Take One?

Learn more about "working staycations" and why they are a must for those who work-from-home. This post is brought to you by Radisson Hotels and their #TakeMeThereSweepstakes!


Working from home is becoming increasingly popular. 

I remember when I started working from home 5 years ago and how so many people found it very peculiar and also intriguing. Today it would seem that almost half of our friends and family members work from home for at least some part of their work week in some sort of capacity. With the work-from-home trend not going anywhere anytime soon, I recently discovered a new way to spark productivity while completing my work-from-home to-do list and how to have a little fun in the process: working staycations!

What is a "Working Staycation" and Why Should I Take One?

A "working staycation" is just what you would think it is. A working staycation is simply the act of renting a hotel room in and around your city, and bringing your work-from-home office to a hotel room that is free from family and home-life distractions! 

For the last two weeks of my life, Adam and I have been either traveling or seeing family. It's been a great time no doubt, but once my mom left after visiting with us for a week I found myself surrounded by an endless amount of chores and cleaning that I needed to do. Meanwhile, my blogging to-do list is a mile long and I started to feel anxious and as if I were unable to focus on completing my work-from-home while having so much to do in our house to clean up. That's when I decided to take a working staycation. 

After packing an overnight bag with my laptop and charger, I took a quick trip to downtown near the airport and checked into the Radisson


The Radisson at the Phoenix airport had everything I needed to get my work done--complimentary wi-fi, a large desk to sit at with my laptop and my other electronics (with a coffee pot right next to me when I want some caffeine), a restaurant to dine at when I was hungry, and most importantly a workspace free from distraction. My blogging to-do list coming back from Boston and after my mom was staying with us felt like it was a mile-long. 


After my stay at the Radisson, I left the hotel feeling completely caught up on all of my work and that I was ready to tackle my chores at home (e.g. an epic pile of laundry, a week's worth of dishes, an empty fridge needing to be re-stocked, etc). 



Enter to Win a One-Night Staycation AND a 5-Days Vacation Getaway

Once you've caught up on all of your work for your job and your home, you can start to think about taking an actual vacation! Our sponsors for today's post, Radisson Hotels, is hosting a #TakeMeThereSweepstakes--below you can enter to win a one night's stay at your choice of a Radisson Hotel, and once you have done that you can ALSO enter to win a 5-day getaway (a second way to win!)

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66 comments :

  1. I would love to go to Chicago or Las Vegas!

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  2. I would love to visit Barbados and just relax on the beach the whole time.

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  3. Sunscreen is today's word
    ellen beck on the form

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  4. I would love to go back to Orlando.

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  5. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE that. I would love to visit any bigger city. Not picky at all :)

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  6. I would love to go to the Phoenix one for a staycation, but if I could get a real vacation in I'd be all about going to Melbourne!

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  7. LA or Vegas, baby! A working stay cation would be amazing, too. I need time get some work done and it is so tough at home :)

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  8. Gosh I would love to go to Australia. I would be in total bliss seeing Melbourne.

    ellen beck on form

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  9. Spain for always! A working staycation or a vacation, either ways, Spain it is for me

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  10. I would love to visit barbados :)

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  11. Since I live near Phoenix, I would realistically go to the Phoenix location, but if I could go to any one of them - it would totally be Melbourne!

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  12. I would want to LA or do a Staycation in PHX

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  13. I want to visit Orlando and Grenada! I can't wait to go to the beach again.

    marleykristin@Hotmail.com

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  14. Would love to go to New York City!!

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  15. I'd like to stay at the Radisson Blu at the Mall of America for the TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) Conference!

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  16. I love the idea of a staycation and checking out the pool or spa at my local swanky hotel. Otherwise, I'm ready for a NYC getaway this summer!

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  17. I would like to visit the Phoenix location.

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  18. I would want to go to either NYC or Austin!!! Thank you for this opportunity.

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  19. I would love to visit Belize! On my bucket list!

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  20. I would love to stay at the Orlando location! My twitter is @tmichellecooper

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  21. I'd love to take a visit to New York.

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  22. I would love to go to Orlando! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  23. I'd love to visit Orlando! My whole family would love that!

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  24. I would love to go to Pheonix Az to see my son who is stationed in Glendale.

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  25. I would love to visit belize

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  26. I would love to go to Phoenix for a few days!

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  27. I'd love to visit Grenada, or San Diego to see my brother!

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  28. Melbourne looks gorgeous! Didn't know they had Raddison there!

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  29. I would love to see Barbados! Thanks for the chance!

    Jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  30. I would have to say that it would be Phoenix - shaunie

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  31. I entered previously but had to change my social media accounts to the following Twitter @traciemich05 and email traciemichelle0515@gmail.com I would love to stay at the Radisson Orlando!

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  32. I'd like to go to Orlando!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  33. I would love to go to Belize!!

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  34. I would love to visit Fort Collins CO.

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  35. I want to visit Orlando and Belize.

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  36. I would love to visit the Orlando one.

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  37. I would like to stay at the Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo.

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  38. I would want to visit Orlando
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I would really love to visit Cartagena, Columbia! I hear it is wonderful!

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  40. I would love to take my son to Disney World and stay at the Radisson in Orlando!

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  41. I would go to the one in Austin, Tx

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  42. I would pick the Orlando location and take my Son to visit Disney too!
    Lori Jackson

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  43. I would love to visit Barbados.

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