by MONTREAL GAZETTE, Montreal, Quebec

A staycation can be a great way to enjoy a vacation while saving money on transportation and accommodation. Whether you are travelling 5,000 kilometres or in and around your city, the key to having a memorable vacation is planning.

With staycations, you also need to create a holiday environment. Some people set up a tent in their back yard and sleep outdoors to set the right mood while others plan - outings and enjoy local festivals, attractions, parks and activities.

A staycation may sound interesting, but without some preparation it won't feel like a vacation. If you want . . . (Read More)