Today we examine the relatively young word, “Staycation”.

Although coined sometime in the early 00’s the word didn’t see much usage until the summer of  2008. At a time when the dreaded $4 gallon of gas seemed poised to strike at moment, many American’s reassessed how they would spend their summer vacations (sounds like a boring fourth grade essay).

The answer was simple, stick it to the oil companies by staying close to home and only using petrol during emergencies, a minor exaggeration but bear with me. Take a look at the timeline below to get a better sense of how the “Staycation” evolved.

Staycations on Dipity.