It’s my sense that families have been taking “staycations” for years. But these days, with folks trying to cut back on spending, the idea is generating all kinds of buzz and steam. In this clever memoir from the NY Times, a family tries—and succeeds–at going nowhere. Yet they do find some bumps in the road less traveled. To wit:
As this story suggests, staycations can be a great BreakAway from work—and from the normal routine. But you need to plan special outings you normally don’t do, avoid plugging into work too much, and have realistic expectations.
My advice to this family? Next year, go somewhere dreamy. And afterward, have a family meeting to see if one wins by a mile, or if there’s room for both in the future.
This website, after all, is dedicated to free time of ALL kinds and places.