New Addition to the Travel Lexicon: ‘Staycation’

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  04.07.08 | 2:00 PM ET

Thanks to rising fuel costs and fears about the economy, experts say more Americans these days taking “staycations”—yes, vacations in which they stay home. The Los Angeles Times covers the trend today and uses the term, and although I’ve only begun seeing “staycation” used recently, a Google search turns up references in 2006, and I’m willing to bet the expression dates back earlier than that. It’s yet another groan-inducing travel term. Need some more? How about going glamping, or taking an oblication?


2 Comments for New Addition to the Travel Lexicon: ‘Staycation’

Ling 04.08.08 | 5:56 AM ET

Thank you for the idea. I think I’ll blog about travel lexicons and collect every groan-inducer under one post.

Donna 08.06.08 | 5:12 PM ET

I’ve blogged about staycations: and plan on writing another post soon on ‘what I’ve done on my summer staycation’. lol

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