Stay at Home Vacations

 - Jul 7, 2008
References: urbandictionary
The “Staycation” is a critical piece of modern lingo to pick up now that gas price are skyrocketing. Trend Hunter occasionally highlights some need-to know terms, and the staycation is a key piece of jargon these days. As you probably guessed, it's a hybrid of the words 'stay' and 'vacation,' which is actually what the noun describes: a vacation which involves staying where you are, or staying close to home.

The Urban Dictionary describes it as, “A vacation that is spent at one's home enjoying all that home and one's home environs have to offer.”

This often involves becoming a tourist in your own town, a great idea to help you regain appreciation of your own home.

If you live in a hip city like New York, you could explore local museums, street festivals and spend time checking out hot tourists. Not living in such a happening town? A staycation could even mean hosting BBQ parties in your backyard. Think of all the beer and burgers you can buy for the gas money you save! You could throw the shindig of the summer!