Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Benefits Of Traveling Closer To Home

During these tough economic times, more people are taking vacations closer to home, forgoing the longer traditional vacations of years past. With many households experiencing job loss and the uncertainty that it brings, “staycations” are become more popular across the country.

The money saved from air fare or car rentals could easily fund a fabulous local get away, while benefiting your family’s bottom line. Louisiana can serve as the premiere playground for people looking to explore relaxation in the comforts of their own backyard.

There are many things to see and do in Louisiana including listening to live jazz in New Orleans; sampling spicy boiled crawfish in Lafayette; fishing in the tranquil Toledo Bend or bird watching in the Kisatchie national forest of Central Louisiana.

Louisiana is also known for its hidden treasures of Bed & Breakfast and quaint Inns. From The River House in Covington, The Victorian on the Avenue in Donaldsonville and the historic Auld Sweet Olive Bed & Breakfast in New Orleans, you are never too far from a distinctive destination hideaway.

Traveling close to home- whether in your own neighborhood, town or in a nearby city- requires you to think like a tourist and view some local attractions in a new light. Taking a staycation is a great way to visit a museum, park or restaurant you might otherwise take for granted.

For more information on visiting these locations and finding a few untapped surprises in your midst, contact your local conventions and visitor’s bureau.

Visitwww.louisianatravel.com or www.countryroadsmagazine.com for a complete list of events, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts in your area.

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