July 1, 2008
Here’s a new word for your dictionaries: staycation, a portmanteau of “stay” and “vacation,” which I discovered via The Daily Score.
The Score’s take: With the price of gas topping $4/gallon (and with airlines feeling the petrol crunch, too), the summer stay-cay could well be the wave of the future.
As a card-carrying homebody, I love a good back-porch vacation (see said back porch, above). It gives me time to explore my immediate surroundings, it’s free, and it’s much easier on the planet than zipping a Zipcar or taking a flight. Plus, I don’t have to sleep on a lumpy hotel pillow.
Would you take a staycation?