One of the states noticeably absent from the staycation round up list is Alaska. I've had the pleasure of traveling to Alaska twice, both trips to visit good friends living there at the time. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking! Here's "Mr. Mom Endeavors" and I there in the summer of 2006, all geared up to do some salmon fly-fishing. What an experience! A brown bear cub and its mom even showed up at the water's edge--amazing (and a bit scary)!
If you're planning a trip there or just daydream about going there someday, there is a great free offer that runs until the end of the month!
Even if you don't plan to visit anytime soon, this would be a great free resource to get for activities with the kids--for crafts, homeschooling, etc. That's what we ordered ours for! :) If you'd like a copy though, make sure you act soon as I've been told the offer is up at the end of the month!