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Nothing makes you daydream about traveling to faraway destinations more than, well, sitting at home not traveling to faraway destinations. But if you're itching to get out of your everyday space, there's a solve that doesn't involve going very far: Take a staycation.

No, not the kind that involves your trying to pretend the futon in your basement is actually a pool-side lounge chair (though if you have the imagination to pull that off, kudos to you), but a real life, socially distant or solo staycation somewhere close to home.

Let's just say if you're looking for a refreshed perspective, some serious self-care time can help.

Take it from Nike trainer and Fhitting Room lead instructor Tara Nicolas, who changed up her scenery (and gave herself a well-being refresh) by booking herself a self-care weekend at The Ritz-Carlton® Bachelor Gulch in Colorado using her Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card.

The menu of new experiences she tried on her personal staycation ranged from a soothing mineral mud wrap to an adrenaline-pumping snowmobile tour (read: spend a little extra time on your self-care routine and get outside). We don't want to ruin the ending of the video, but let's just say if you're looking for a refreshed perspective, some serious self-care time can help.

Plus, if you use your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card to book your staycation, you can enjoy benefits such as $300 in statement credits each year of card membership for purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels, complimentary Marriott Bonvoy™ Gold Elite status, and a $100 property credit for qualifying charges at The Ritz-Carlton® (or St. Regis® brands) when you book direct using a special rate for a two-night minimum stay. Terms apply. Now that's how you plan a staycation your former vacay plans would be jealous of.

Watch the video above for all the dreamy deets on her self-care weekend (so you can start planning one for yourself).

Sponsored by the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card Portfolio

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