My Perfect Staycation

I tried to do staycations every other weekend or as much as possible. They are fun and inexpensive if you do them right. For me, the perfect staycation is when I have lots of time to eat at some good restaurants and kick back.

Eating Out

I’d start my morning with some awesome coffee, a good breakfast, then meet up with a couple of people. We’d go to the park or just hang out. We’d enjoy the weather, take a walk or maybe hang out at a restaurant or two. Later on, I’d go to Good Heaven BBQ. I don’t get to eat there as often as I used to, so I usually get it through GrubHub. Their BBQ is delicious. I might also get something from Smash Burgers. Either way, you can’t lose.


After a meal, I’d go home and watch some good movies. It’s good to veg out and relax for a bit. I enjoy the ideas that come from all the good food. Now, in a perfect world we wouldn’t have the COVID-19 pandemic, and on warm summer nights, this is the time of the year to go out and mingle with people. Unfortunately COVID-19 is part of the reality is when going out, so we have to be careful. Still, I’d enjoy going out for a few drinks and talking with people. It’d be a good evening with good company. Simple things like this are always the best parts of life. I find as I get older, I appreciate those days and moments more and more.

Enjoying a Cheat Day

During my staycation, I let myself have all the snacks I want. If you’re careful about what you eat or are on a diet, pick your favorite things and let yourself indulge a little. We’re allowed a cheat day, especially since we don’t allow ourselves to have those things on any other day. So treat yourself when you’re on staycation!

About Jesse Cuellar: Jesse is an artist and a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab®. An accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, so he uses his mouth to paint and expresses himself through his art. Jesse lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and enjoys painting and hanging out with his friends. Click here to learn more about Jesse.