The Great American Staycation

How to Make a Vacation at Home Fun for the Whole Family (and Your Wallet!)
Author(s): Matt Wixon
Genre: Travel, Reference
Original Publish Date: Feb 18, 2009
Product Number: EB00695399
Released: Feb 17, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440520358
Publisher: Adams Media
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Layoffs are rampant, gas prices are volatile, airlines are cutting flights, and Americans are feeling the economic pinch of a recession. As much as we hate it in this country of big dreams, big cars and Big Macs, we have to find a way to cut back. For many Americans, that means turning the Great American Vacation into a "staycation," which is the big buzzword of the year, having appeared in articles everywhere from to Newsweek. But what does a staycation really mean? Newspaper humor columnist and frequent staycationer Matt Wixon shares with readers the definition of a staycation as well as: -Rules for a successful, satisfying vacation at home or nearby -Motivation and encouragement for people who can't afford the big, traditional vacation -Ways to make the most of time off from work -Strategies and experiences from more than a dozen staycationers, as well as hundreds of Internet links and specific ideas to help plan a vacation in your hometown. From alternatives to destination theme parks to making the most of out local amenities to reigniting the flame in a relationship, Americans will find this guide a humorous and invaluable guide to staying home on vacation.

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