A staycation isn’t a thing, but you can make it one

Back when we were in the depths of the Great Recession, some marketing genius coined the phrase “Staycation” to suggest that one could have fun without taking that prohibitively expensive trip to Borneo you’d always wanted to take. For some reason, people bought the phrase “Staycation,” but I don’t know anyone who’s actually taken one.

Ice your coffee budget because it’s getting hot out there

Now that it’s July, you may have noticed it’s hot everywhere (except San Francisco, where a friend had to buy a winter coat for a long weekend trip). We do lots of things to cool ourselves off in the summer, and some of them are expensive. Here’s a way to always have a cold beverage nearby without having to shell out serious dinero for it.