“Staycation is the new “too broke to go anywhere.” According to Wikipedia, “staycation” may have its origins in a hit Canadian TV comedy called “Corner Gas,” which premiered in 2004. Ben Zimmer, executive producer for the Visual Thesaurus cites an earlier use–a 1999 online review of a trip on the Celebrity cruise line. “It’s difficult to predict what staying power the term will have beyond the current trend,” says Zimmer, “since it could be the type of word that is promoted heavily in the media and just fades away.” (Frolick, 2008)

Frolick, B. (2008, September 1). Staycation nation. Retrieved from