Staycations Becoming Popular Again With Uncertain Economy

REVERE (CBS) – It’s summer and a long weekend but people are not venturing far from home. A still uncertain economy is just one factor in why some vacationers are following the old saying, “there’s no place like home.”

In fact, a new Harris poll shows 45 percent of US workers are scaling back vacations to save money, or they’re working instead of vacationing, to earn extra money.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Mark Katic talked to folks at Revere beach who say no plans for a big trip.

“We came to this beach instead of going to Gloucester,” joked one beachgoer.

Some blamed the economy; others blamed the traffic. Ironically, some say the best time to be here is when most of the locals are gone and there’s much less traffic on the roads.

“This is the perfect place to be right now, on the beach 30 minutes from home,” said one sunbather.

  • Italo

    Maybe it takes things like hard economic times to help people appreciate things right around them more than ever, like with these folks. With the daily world as crazy and hectic as it has become–unbearably traffic-jammed and long commutes, rude and crazy drivers, multitasking families balancing too many work hours with too little time for enjoying themselves and caregiving, and people unable to pay their bills or mortgages or insurance–sometimes the best type of vacation is, yes, having the luck of just a few hours, a day, or several days–if you can manage it–of having nothing and nobody to have to answer to or to schedule, and to be lazy and have nowhere to have to drive to, if you don’t want to–simply because you CAN!–and just enjoy the warm weather, setting sun, and nice long evenings. :)

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