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Taking a Staycation (huh?)

Posted by TeamITI on October 11, 2008

It is Saturday morning around 8:00am. I am having a cup of coffee, catching up with my personal e-mails, reading long neglected RSS feeds and Blogs. Suddenly, I come across the term “Staycation”. Yes, I have heard about it before, but decided to dig a little and find out what it is all about.

First an attempt of definition: Staycation, a neologism, as used in the sentence

“I can’t deal with all the hassles of airports – this Christmas, I’m taking a week off and going on staycaction.”

(also see this definition which is a bit more official).

The term is gaining ground in the mainstream and consumers like Katy, Trish or the Slavich family are using it. I suppose that many families this fall are looking at their budgets, trying to decide how to battle the higher cost of gas and everything else and still enjoy some type of vacation.

A national research shows a significant increase of  Staycationers in the US, folks who opt to stay closer to home, usually in their own home state.

In a radio campaign, Gov. Sonny Perdue has urged Georgia residents to consider a staycation this summer. And yes, Atlantans are flocking to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

As for me, I am getting another cup of coffee now and continue my Saturday morning staycation on the couch.


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