Friday, June 29, 2012

Take a Stamp "Staycation"

 The American Philatelic Society (APS) is encouraging everyone to take a “Stamp Staycation.”

In press release announcement, the APS says, "Through the magic of postage stamps one can stay at home and experience the world! Become a time traveler and visit the Civil War, or go abroad to the Louvre to marvel at the world’s art masterpieces. Tour the nation’s national parks, from the Grand Canyon to the Great Smokies, or revisit the movies to meet Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. Stamps are the vehicle that can carry a family on a cross-country trip or an adventure beneath the sea."

"Just what exactly is a 'staycation'?”

The APS says that "According to the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, 'a staycation is a vacation spent at home or nearby.' The concept has been around for almost eight years and more Americans are taking staycations than ever before. The reasons for this growing phenomena range from saving money to spending more time with the family, from boosting the local economy to avoiding the hassles of travel. It also is the perfect vacation solution when family members are unable to travel."

To read the full press release and get some 'Staycation" ideas , click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM