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HowStuffWorks.com Helps Families Stay Budget-Smart This Summer with Fun Staycation Tips and Destinations

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Staycations Offer Inexpensive and Stress-Free Escapes to Local Attractions

ATLANTA - June 10, 2009 - Many smart travelers and families are looking for ways to save on travel this summer by considering new destinations for vacation -- their current cities and surrounding communities. HowStuffWorks.com shows people how to transform their vacation time into a memorable "staycation" -- a smart way to relax and enjoy quality family time this summer without the hassle and cost of travel.

Tips for Planning a Successful Staycation:

A staycation is a great solution for budget-conscious consumers who still want to enjoy time-off from work without spending a lot of money to travel. Though a staycation may sound like a simple concept, there is a distinct art to planning one. Creating a detailed road map for making the most of a staycation including doing your research and finishing the chores in advance will help ensure a relaxing and enjoyable experience: http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/budgeting/staycation.htm

Explore Your City

Whether you hail from Atlanta or Las Vegas, use your staycation as an opportunity to explore the wonders of your own hometown. HowStuffWorks.com can be your virtual tour guide to help you uncover staycation attractions and roadside wonders in your city: http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/city-guides-channel.htm?page=1

Get Outdoors

Nothing says summer more than getting out on the open road, exploring a new trail or visiting the closest watering hole, whether a lake, amusement park or beach. HowStuffWorks.com can show you what's right outside your door:

"A family staycation can be just as exciting an adventure as a trip to the other side of the planet," said Marshall Brain, the original mastermind behind HowStuffWorks.com. "Seeing your hometown's backyard in a new light or trying a new activity can be the essence of a successful and enjoyable staycation."

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