Friday, August 21, 2009

Staycation Is The New Vacation

This summer the hot place to visit is your backyard. That is anywhere close to where you call home. As unemployment, costs and other bad things are on the rise, so are ‘staycations.’ According to Google Insights for Search, over the past 12 months, searches for "staycation ideas" in the U.S has increased 300% compared to last year. This trend has become such a household word that it was official defined by Merriam-Webster as "a vacation spent at home or nearby." John Morse, president and publisher of Merriam-Webster Inc noted that the term “earliest record of use is from 2005, but it seems to have exploded into popular use in 2007." So if the summer travel bug is biting but you are also feeling the pinch of your wallet, try a ‘staycation.’ Here's a list of things you can do.

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