Time for a ‘staycation’

The word ‘staycation’ is really a combination of two words, stay (meaning stay-at-home) and vacation (the American word for holiday).

A recent trend in the UK is to plan a staycation instead of a traditional holiday. This is where you act as if you are on holiday, but you stay at home. You might make trips to local tourist sites or try new activities such as hiking, visiting museums or horse riding. You might also eat in local restaurants or have takeaway meals rather than cooking at home. The idea is to create the feeling of being on holiday without the stress and expense of international travel.

Staycations are clearly not for everyone. Most young British people still like to fly somewhere warmer to relax in the sun and to escape from the unpredictable English weather.