An emerging travel “trend” makes me nervous
I like to think that I’m the kind of guy who knows what’s trendy before the world turns and embraces a new idea, with travel, obviously, but with everything else as well. If we at Global Basecamps can’t either enthusiastically or derisively comment on a suggestion being made about a new style of travel or an emerging destination than it makes trip design just a little less fun. With that said I somehow totally missed the boat on what is being heralded as not just a “growing” trend but also what is being called by Ecotravel News as “the ultimate in ecotravel.” Is it kayaking on the Black Sea? Walking around the world? Working with local communities in Columbia? No, no and no. It’s not leaving home. It’s the staycation.
Here is the definition of the staycation:
A staycation (or stay-cation, or stacation) is a period of time in which an individual or family stays at home and relaxes at home or takes day trips from their home to area attractions. Staycations have achieved high popularity in current hard economic times in which unemployment levels and gas prices are high.