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10 Great Summer Stay-cations

Experience a Culinary Adventure

For many people, travel is all about scoping out the hottest restaurants and tastiest local cuisine. On your stay-cation, it's time to break out of your rut and experience a culinary adventure right in your own neighborhood. Make a reservation at that great new place you've been dying to try, or revisit old favorites that you can never seem to squeeze into your busy schedule. Enjoy lazy afternoons at nearby vineyards, or take the family to a local orchard and pick your own apples and berries. Break out the recipe book and cook your own gourmet meals each night, or hire a private chef to create a magical meal for two.

Culinary stay-cations also serve as the perfect opportunity to get your family back on a healthy eating track, if you've fallen onto the fast food wagon. Fire up your competitive spirit with cooking contests, and challenge one another to create the tastiest dish on a limited budget, or using only local, healthy ingredients.