September 08, 2008

Word of the day: Staycation

Although this word isn’t defined in the dictionary yet, it is in Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia, a staycation is a period of time in which an individual or family stays at home and relaxes at home or takes day trips from their home to area attractions. This word has become increasingly popular over the summer as gas prices hit record levels. During a staycation, most people become tourists in their own city. They may visit local museums, check out nearby amusement parks and go out to eat. While they are still spending money, they are saving on the big ticket items such as gas and lodging. A staycation can also be less stressful than a traditional vacation because it doesn’t require packing, extensive driving or waiting at the airport. Maybe you can even put some of the money you save from your staycation into a vacation fund for when the economy and gas prices start to turn around.

By: Jessica McGrail

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