The best way to spend a grand time with friends we haven’t seen for a looong time is a staycation.
stay·ca·tion (stāˈkāSHn)noun, informala vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
That’s what a couple of friends and I did when a friend for life, S, came home in July 2015 after a life-altering stay in the US where she is now based. Like most Filipinos based abroad, there is hardly time to do everything on those times that they visit. In the case of S, this is her first visit after, maybe, 15 years. One can imagine the number of friends and family members who’d like to catch up with her.