Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Staycation, All You Ever Wanted?
Last week's Newsweek had an article about summer travel and rising gas prices. The article suggested that, because of gas prices, many people may choose to take a "staycation" this summer. I had never heard the word staycation prior to this article and I think it is a very descriptive and appropriate word for what it refers to - a vacation spent at home. A staycation can involve hanging out in your own backyard or exploring places in or close to your hometown. The word staycation is actually another example of a portmanteau word (which I have previously discussed) and according to WordSpy, the word was first used in The Myrtle Beach Sun-News on July 11, 2003.