By Diana Reese
Dorothy had it right when she said, "There's no place like home"—especially in these times of high gas prices and tight family budgets. Enter the "staycation," a new kind of getaway that's redefining what a vacation is. Families everywhere are getting into the act, says dad Paul Tocknell, who with his wife, Holly, created Staycation Ideas, a site where families share ideas for family adventures close to home. The idea isn't to stay home and do nothing but rather to have a new family adventure without the long hours of road or plane travel. Can't think of anything to do? You'll be amazed at the possibilities, from exploring a labyrinth or making your own to visiting a nearby small-town festival. Read on for more.
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