staycation

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staycation

A vacation for which one does not travel, often doing activities near where one lives. The word is a portmanteau of "stay" and "vacation." I took last week off and had a staycation with my family. We didn't do anything big, just had a relaxing little staycation.
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We may have to change our diets and have more stay-cations for a while, but it will be worth it in the long run.
Hidden View is a perfect place for all kinds of celebrations from birthdays and anniversaries to intimate weddings, and from family and friend stay-cations and vacations to business meetings and corporate retreats.
If 'stay-cations' are more his type, your MVP Rewards lets you enjoy discounts on select accommodations at Booking.com accommodations here and abroad, as well as deals for stays at The Plaza Hotel in Bataan, Eskaya Beach Resort in Bohol, and Montebello Villa Hotel in Cebu.
With many people enjoying stay-cations not far from home, having a place to charge their electric vehicle makes these hotels a more desirable place to book their stay.
"It's also very popular for family 'stay-cations' as a lot of GCC residents have large families and travel in big groups.
The banking system is operating as normal and retailers continue to accept credit and debit cards." Thomas Cook has cut its overall UK holiday capacity 13 per cent and Tui 6 per cent to adjust to the consumer spending downturn and the trend for "stay-cations", where people holiday close to home.
When retirements have to be postponed, when vacations turn to something for which we have to coin the term "stay-cations," and belts have to be tightened all around, the American public responds to its situation of lower individual purchasing power by cutting out wants, thereby ensuring there will be enough money for needs.
Narrowboat cruises along the Forth & Clyde or Union Canals are a great way to see Scotland and, with "stay-cations" now the flavour of the month, you'll even be considered a trend-setter.
Is this why marketeers sent me their latest tempting bargains to cunningly coincide with the news that another package tour company has gone bust and the growing trend for recession hit holidaymakers to remain in Britain this year for what are being called stay-cations? How else did they know me so well as to offer a wonderful combination of half price camping essentials, including a tent for pounds 60, plus six bottles of Pino Grigio for pounds 24?
He predicted holiday makers would again go on socalled stay-cations this year and remain in the UK instead of venturing abroad.
As millions of recession-hit Britons are forced to take "stay-cations" in the UK, our revelation that Mr Duncan - who has to squeak by on pounds 65,000 a year before expenses - is relaxing on an Indonesian island famed for its high-class resorts will further infuriate his critics.
A TYNE cruise operator is holding its own in the recession thanks to the new trend for 'stay-cations'.
For a mere $5 per person, the city invited locals to get away close to home in the spirit of economically savvy "stay-cations."
Betsy Wall, executive director of the state Office of Travel and Tourism, said her office is marketing "stay-cations" where people can save money by poking around in their own backyards instead of traveling, to save money.