High fuel prices putting a hamper on your vacation plans this summer? Try out a “staycation”. It’s the new buzz word which encourages people to take a vacation at home and be a tourist of your own city. Chances are, you haven’t experienced everything there is to your local region. Now this idea and concept all depend on where you live, although even if you live in a rural location, try taking hikes on unknown trails or visiting a nearby museum.
If you live on the west coast or the east coast in The United States of America, try visiting the ocean. The beach is always fun whether it is off the hot southern California coastline or the rocky tide pools off of Oregon’s coast, there is always some great summer adventures.
Staycations Offer Savings
Summer staycations are a great way to save money with the rising costs of fuel. Personally, as I have stated in the past, don’t drive unless absolutely necessary. Something I did this summer so far which I have never done before is ride my bike to the local farms right outside of town and picked berries from them in the sun. It supports the local farmers, it’s therapeutic to be out in the sun, it’s good for exercise, and it’s fun.
Staycations Are Green
Staycations are green because it follows the old adage of less is more. Less is green in this case because not getting into an airplane due to greenhouse gases and pollution associated with flying. Driving around your hometown is a great green alternative.
In this unruly economy, people are just now beginning to think more creatively when trying to save money. I am personally all for the localization of the economy. What are your thoughts about staycations? What are you doing to save money?
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