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Close to home?
It is uncertain just what it means to "stay at home". Or rather, how "close" to "home" one has to stay. It seems that in most cases, a staycation means sleeping at home. It can certainly involve various day-trips, and eating out. It could also involve staying for the night elsewhere close-by.
It seems like a somewhat flexible, relative concept. Clearly the idea is to avoid packing, travel, and expense (and conserve energy). But it seems relative to whatever a person or family considers to be a "normal" vacation. So, if camping out a hundred miles away is a normal vacation, it would still be a vacation. But for a family that always flies thousands of miles for a vacation, just staying in their home state might seem like a staycation.
- Presumably, "close to home" means as far as one can drive there and back on the same day, thereby enabling one to sleep at home. Tatterfly (talk) 20:32, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
I included the "naycation" reference because it has been noted in a wide variety of media. It might be a buzzword of the future, not of the present (re: Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not#Wikipedia is not a crystal ball), but that's why I put it as an aside in the Staycation article rather than creating a Naycation article (instead, I created a redirect to Staycation). Also, the source is a weblog (re: Wikipedia:Reliable source examples#Are weblogs reliable sources?) but seems to be recognized by the mainstream media as professional (examples: CNN, direct transcript - the footer says that it was distributed by Tribune Media Services - and The Plain Dealer, 2009-01-16, reference). Mapsax (talk) 22:28, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
The UK media routinely use 'staycation' to mean a holiday in Britain as opposed to abroad (usually for economic or ecological reasons):
Just a though, but is the amount of pasties eaten in Britain ("Sales of cornish pasties are up 14%") particularly relevant to the description of a staycation? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:19, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
The openning lists a number of different terms, including an alternative used in the UK. That seems to imply that Staycation isn't used in the UK (because they prefer the term "holiday" to "vacation"). Later it says "the term" has been added to a UK dictionary. Which term exactly? Staycation or one of the ones used in the UK? Duggy 1138 (talk) 23:27, 12 December 2010 (UTC)