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Kent State Faculty and Staff Members Offer “Staycation” Recommendations

Susan Iverson, assistant professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, and Anne Palmieri, senior secretary with University Communications and Marketing, offer their recommendations on how to have a fun, yet affordable “staycation

In response to the July 2 e-Inside story “Fun and Affordable Staycation Ideas for This Summer,” Susan Iverson, assistant professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, and Anne Palmieri, senior secretary with University Communications and Marketing, offer their recommendations on how to have a fun, yet affordable “staycation.”

“My "staycation" suggestion is West Branch State Park in Ravenna. The campground is consistently rated tops in the state and it has a lovely free beach,” says Iverson. “You can rent kayaks from Kent State’s Student Recreational and Wellness Center, as I’ve done, and take them out to the park for the weekend.”

Palmieri says there are simple rules to follow to have a fun and relaxing “staycation.”

“Do not answer your phone or door, do not open your mail or mow your lawn and do not think for even one second that you could get some quick chores done because it’s never really possible,” Palmieri says.  “Next, add some of the following things to your ‘to-do’ list: sleep in, then lay in bed for another half hour before getting up, go out to breakfast, read a book in your lounge chair outside under a tree, try a new recipe, watch the sunset or spend some time star gazing, watch a few shows or movies that have been saved on the DVR or better yet, revisit some old home movies. Nothing can bring more joy than hearing your 20-something-year-old children laugh when they were two.”

POSTED: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:42pm
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