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Three myths about the staycation

With the summer travel season over, but no end in sight for high gas prices, more and more Americans have opted to vacation close to home. With this trend expected to continue, the term, “staycation” was born. Chamber of commerces in cities across the land now market local activities and destinations to their own citizens. Many pundits are predicting that the Great American Roadtrip is coming to the end of the road. In these economic times, it surely is difficult for many families to travel. But, for those who can afford to get away, are staycations truly as beneficial as stationary vacations?

Here are three myths about the staycation:

1) Staycations are easier than “real” vacations.
When most of us dream about getting away from it all, we actually mean we want to get away from it – all of it – even for just a few days. We can’t completely relax or recharge with all the distractions and responsibilities embedded into our usual surroundings.

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