We all know about the horrible economy and we're all feeling it's effects on our wallets. For a lot of us, this means skipping the traditional Summer vacation. So instead of leaving home, try taking a vacation from something you normally do. Things like television, your computer, the news, or driving. Sound too hard? What about taking a vacation from the things you don't really like such as complaining, whining, demanding, or judging. Don't get defensive, we all do these things.
Or... take a vacation from work but stay local and pretend to be a tourist. Do all the things someone visiting your town would do on vacation! A lot of times you can even get discounts on the "touristy" things if you're a local, it never hurts to check.
The point is, don't skip your vacation...we all need them. But you don't have to spend a fortune or uproot the family to do it. Enjoy your Summer Vacation!