This year try a staycation and save money on food, lodging and travel

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10 Fun Things to Do In Your Hometown

Jeanine DeHoney

Has the lack of funds prevented you from going on vacation? If so, take advantage of a vacation hotspot right in your backyard. It won't cost a lot of money and you won't need a ton of suitcases and neither will you get jet lag. Here are some tips on how to create precious vacation memories that are also budget friendly for you and your family.

My Staycation Memory

Rich Finzer

Out of fatigue-inspired necessity, my parents had discovered the sweet spot between a "staycation" and an expensive out-of-town junket. This strategy could work equally well in today's lean economy with its attendant high fuel prices.

Staycation in Paris, Mexico, China

Alicia Z. Klepeis

An inexpensive vacation with kids? To many of us, that phrase seems like an oxymoron. Between the cost of gas (or even more dramatically, plane tickets), lodging, meals out, and entertainment, many families are opting for staycations. However, everyone likes to imagine going someplace exotic like Paris, Mexico, or even China. Why not do it all? Save money, have fun, and "travel" to the destination of your choice, all from home.

Nearly Free Vacation

Pamela Parks

It's time to start planning for your big summer vacation! Want to go someplace exciting that you have never been to before? Might I suggest a staycation at a charming little bed and breakfast, which looks remarkably like your own home? Make this the summer staycation to remember! No waiting in line at the airport, no tired legs from a long drive, and a budget completely in control.

Stay-at-Home Vacations

Jessica Snell

This year have a fun vacation with all the comforts of home. A staycation is the answer to the frugal person's quest for a quality vacation at bargain basement prices. Rather than buying a bed and a plane ticket, you can use your vacation money to buy experiences.

5 Tips for Making Your Staycation Feel Like a Vacation


When you can't afford a vacation afar, stay put, see the sites and save money with a staycation. Slashing your annual vacation travel budget is an easy way to save money, and families can choose a much less expensive staycation to achieve that goal. Here are five tips for making a staycation feel like a vacation.

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