While I was unpacking my suitcase at dk villas’ cute new little one-bedroom apartment, I pondered on how long we’ve been using the word “staycation”. First of all, the all-knowing Wikipedia says it’s a day trip close enough to home without the necessity of overnight accommodation; if that is so, I’ve been using it wrong all this time.
Turning to Merriam-Webster I found my confirmation bias in the definition “a vacation spent at home or nearby”. Startling, however, is that it’s a term that was first used in 1944. Nevertheless, I was in Hout Bay and I was having a 48-hour staycation. Read more.