Create Your Own Staycation Oasis Right at Home #BestFeelings

There’s nothing I love more than being on vacation with my family, especially when we travel to a tropical location like the Caribbean!


I love having the time to disconnect. The calm of the ocean sounds, the scent of salt water in the air and the warmth of the sun on my shoulders always gives me the #bestfeelings. Unfortunately, we can’t always be on vacation. That’s why I try to make our home feel like its own oasis – a “staycation oasis” if you will. Below are a few ideas to help you create your very own staycation oasis right at home!

1. Create an outdoor space that you love. It should be comfortable and have a “living room” feel. For example, make sure your chairs have plush cushions, throw pillows and add some tropical plants like succulents to bring the feeling of vacation home. Our backyard deck has a cabana, candle chandelier, comfy chairs and lots of throw pillows. When we’re out there, I always feel like I’m on vacation!


2. Bring the beach to you! Fill mason jars with sand and sea shells for a tropical home accessory or simply decorate with sea shells you collected from your last trip to the beach.

3. Cook outdoors. When we’re on vacation, we always grill – everything from fish and shrimp to burgers and brats. Grilling almost equals vacation to me!

4. Don’t forget about the kids! Bring out the kiddie pool, slides, or slip ‘n’ slide so your kids can have their very own at-home water park and kid-friendly oasis!


5. Bring home the scent of your favorite vacation destination. For me, the scent of the ocean is my favorite, so tropical scents are always my “go-to” fragrance choice. I love the new Glade® Island Escape® (from the new Glade® Premium Room Spray Collection) because it brings me right back to the sandy beach. It has sweet notes of pineapple and berries – evoking feelings of spring and summer and bringing a little slice of paradise right into my home! The scent makes me feel invigorated and refreshed – just like a day at the beach!


Check out all six new Glade® Premium Room Spray fragrances – Which one are you excited to try?

  • Playful Paradise® – Make a splash with this fun, beach fragrance that combines scents of mixed fruits like melons and peaches
  • Island Escape® – Infuse the air with this sweet medley of island fruits including hints of pineapple and mixed berries
  • Lavender Embrace™– Embrace the moment with this peaceful bouquet of soft and soothing lavender including notes of eucalyptus, rose and jasmine
  • Brilliant Sunshine™ – Enjoy hints of peach, cantaloupe and lilac, like a ray of sweet sunshine on a summer day
  • Sheer White Cotton® – Freshen the air with the scent of fresh sheets blowing in the breeze, including hints of honeydew, pear and jasmine

What vacation scents & destinations bring out your #bestfeelings? Share your favorite spots via Facebook and Twitter using #bestfeelings!

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  1. I’d love to try the Playful Paradise. After this long, snowy winter, I’m dreaming of the beach and sunshine.

  2. I would say Island Escape:)

  3. Sheer White Cotton—smells clean and fresh!

  4. Christina Foley says:

    Brilliant Sunshine sounds like it’d be perfect … clean, fresh, fun!

  5. Katherine Donovan says:

    The Brilliant Sunshine sounds wonderful! I think it would remind of sunny days on the beach 🙂

  6. I like Playful Paradise. I like the citrus-y scents

  7. I need something tropical. Sandy beach, seashells, suntan lotion. It’s my little escape from reality when I can smell a vacation in my own livingroom!

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  8. Betty Baez says:

    Island escape sounds great! I love glades hawaiian breeze!

  9. Kristi C says:

    Playful Paradise because I love citrus scents.

  10. I’ve always liked the smell of tropical flowers but I also love coconut. I would probably go with Playful Paradise.

  11. I’d like: Playful Paradise®. I’m more into fruity scents than flowery ones.

  12. Vicki Wurgler says:

    Brilliant Sunshine sounds great

  13. Trisha Burgess says:

    The island escape!!

  14. Sheer White Cotton would be perfect!

  15. Your ideas sound absolutely wonderful! Sometimes we don’t have time or can’t afford to get away, and this is the perfect alternative. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Nannypanpan says:

    I’d like island escape cause pineapple would remind me of Hawaii

  17. Cassandra Eastman says:

    The lavender embrace would for me, I love the smell of lavender… so relaxing!

  18. Terry Maigi says:

    The lavender embrace sounds very relaxing!

  19. the lavender embrace would make me more relaxed

  20. I’d love to try Island Escape…I’m so sick of this cold weather & looking forward to summer!

  21. serrao joselina says:

    I would say Island Escape!

  22. I love Playful Paradise.

  23. I would love the Brilliant Sunshine

  24. Suzie Williams says:

    I think Island Escape would. I love fruity type scents.

  25. I like fresh scents so I’d go with Sheer White Cotton