By AAA Travel Editor Katie Broome
February 01, 2022
We’re all in need of a collective vacation and some serious self-care. Between work stress, family stress and health stress, taking a multi-week vacation to a far-flung destination may not be in the cards anytime soon. Many travelers are now turning to “staycations,” vacations where you stay at home or nearby, to rest and recharge. A shorter trip closer to home — or even a staycation in your own backyard — offers many of the same mental and physical benefits as a traditional vacation, but with less stress and a lower price tag.
So is a staycation the new vacation? Perhaps! Here are a few benefits of staycations over vacations.