Karin from Seattle in her recent email mentioned that she and her boyfriend went to Kona on staycation and met her mother from Honolulu. Cleverly meshing words “stay" and "vacation" staycation refers to a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities. Often people take staycation within driving distance of their home and no overnight accommodations is required.
In the UK, staycation refers to a holiday spent in one's home country rather than going abroad. Further research indicate that staycations achieved popularity in the U.S. during the 2007-2010 financial crisis.
Whether you reside in a big city or small rural communities, there are activities single person, a couple or family can engage in with little or no costs. You will be surprised to find out some of the natural attractions only a couple of hours away from your home. Have a happy staycation!
Aloha -- Cathi