8 Ideas For A Fakecation

I am jealous of everyone who is going on vacation. Why does it seem like I’m the only person in the world who isn’t? For various reasons, which I won’t get into right now, I can’t take any fun vacations this year. All my travel has been and will be obligatory. It’s getting to me. My spirit yearns for some time away. Instead of sitting around daydreaming about riding a bicycle through the streets of Paris, which is just a tease at this point, I have decided to do things to trick myself into thinking I am on vacation. After the jump, some ideas for a fun fakecation. Add your favorite fakecation activities in the comments.

  1. Bicycle race. I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike. Especially while listening to Queen. While on a college exchange program in Amsterdam, I discovered the magical harmony of peddling to the sound of Freddie Mercury’s voice. On my calendar for a sunny Saturday is a long bicycle ride.
  2. Hotel room. I don’t have cable. And my mattress sucks. Both of those problems can be solved by booking a local hotel room for the night. I’ll watch Bravo marathons, order room service, and take a bubble bath. Oh, and I’ll leave the bed unmade and towels everywhere since I won’t have to clean them up. Score.
  3. Going dark. I’ll be the first to admit I’m a little bit of a technology junkie. Text, email, Gchat, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter. Screw it all. I am going to go on a technology diet for a day. That in and of itself will feel like a vacation.
  4. A day at the museums. I am a sucker for a good musem, but I never really make time to go. I think I’ll hit the museum circuit for a day and blend in with all the tourists. You’d better believe there will be audio tours involved.
  5. Spa heaven. Nothing makes you forget about your troubles like a day of pampering. I’m talking the works — massage, facial, and one of those crazy body scrub things. I’m staying at that spa from sunrise till sundown.
  6. Park life. All I need is a blanket, a book, and a bottle of bubbly and I can spend an entire day at the park. Done and done.
  7. Cafe time. Nothing conjures the feeling of a European vacation quite like sitting in a cafe with a cup of coffee and people watching. An entire day of that should have me feeling like a new woman, albeit a very caffeinated one.
  8. Double features. I think I could do two, possibly three, movies in a day. Heck, maybe four. I think I’ll find a fun friend with a long attention span and head down to the indie theatre for a day of marathon popcorn eating.

Got any other ideas for fakecations I and your fellow Frisky readers could indulge in? Share in the comments!