I like how we’ve now coined a word for a vacation where you don’t have enough money to leave the house: staycations.
AAA Vice President Mark Brown says the slowing economy and high fuel prices "have pushed some Americans to what we call the traveling tipping point. It’s clear that a small number of us may choose to stay home … and relax with friends and family rather than take a vacation. Gas prices appear to "have nowhere to go but up and consumers and airlines in the United States are being dragged along for a very uncomfortable ride," Brown says. Economics aside, "staying at home for a vacation can be enormously restorative and transformative, and fits much, much better into a lot of people’s schedules and logistics," says Kristie McLean, a life coach in Seattle, Washington.
Poor people call this ‘staying at home.’ Not even poor people – most people. But no, we have to have special name when affluent people do it that says ‘I could go on vacation but it is all just so pricey.’
When we turn thrift into a trend you know this capitalist consumerist car-worshipping culture is in trouble.