Have you heard of this?

@cripfemme (7710)
United States
August 6, 2008 9:22pm CST
I just got my cable back after it being shut off for a month and a half or so. I was watching the Travel Channel and heard a new term, "staycation". I guess it's just like a vacation only you explore your local area and all those cheap touristy things locals never do. With gas prices rising and even public transit prices increasing I guess many people are doing it, especially this year. I know I am and it gives me a lot of writing to do. How can you live somewhere for so long and have all this cool stuff happening around you without even being aware of it. Is anyone else doing "staycations" this summer? What did you do? What did you learn? Was it fun? Do you prefer it over vacations?
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@maximax8 (30105)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 08
The best thing about traveling for me is seeing foreign destinations. It is interesting to meet the local people, watch the native wildlife, see a different culture and to hear a foreign language. If I stayed at home on a staycation then I think it would be fun but not as exciting a overseas traveling. I would go to all the places in my local area and a bit further afield that I haven't been to yet. I would go shopping in Cheltenham, see ancient Stone Henge, to the Exmouth Beach and go walking on Exmoor. I might pop over to Wales to see the Gower Peninsula and Mumbles Pier. I guess with rising petrol costs so families could take local buses and trains out during their staycation.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I'm new to Ohio and I know there are a lot of things I could see and do here, but we don't get out much. No money for anything extra at all right now, and husband can't walk much due to disabilities, so we're pretty much stuck. I would definitely prefer a 'staycation', though. No matter where you live, other people travel to where you are and do things, so why not think like a tourist?