MSNBC.com has an article about the idea of a "staycation".
Imagine the perfect summer vacation: Swimming in clear blue water, tennis and a little bicycling, barbecued meals, a concert under the stars, a ballgame with fireworks, maybe even a museum or two …. and all for free.
Well, okay, not for free – but for a fraction of what other people will pay.
How? By vacationing at home.
To save you the time I submitted my survey input to this article, and got the following results with the # of people who are going to stay home. It's a bad time to be an airline company.
Are you planning a vacation closer to home this summer? * 141 responses
Yes, fuel prices are just too high.
No, I'm hitting the road.
Not sure, I'll wait and see if pump prices come down.
Not a scientific survey. Click to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding.
I thought about going to IDC's Green IT conference, but I decided to stay home. Thanks to friends and the power of blogging/news reporters, I'll get most of the news from conferences, and just save the gas and stay home.