As many of you know, I’ve pretty much never been on a vacation. But I have 50 hours of PTO I’d like to use up some of just to turn my brain off. Problem is, I don’t have the money to do anything like fly anywhere and board my dog for however long I’d be away.

I’m also not all that enthused about staycationing in the Twin Cities, because those are mostly places I’ve been to. I’ve been up north in Duluth, but that trip was tainted by an asshole ex boyfriend who got into a fight with me towards the end of the trip and on the way home.

Also it would be a solo staycation, which I’m sure is fine but sounds kinda sad. Any suggestions to maybe a) make me not look at this as being kinda sad, or b) just utilizing my PTO for something other than errands and hospital stays?