It costs a lot less to vacation in one's home than at resorts all over the world. Last years travels to Martha's Vinyard the O's took two planes. The dog and luggage were on the second plane.
Every other President that I remember went home when vacationing. I haven't head where the O's have gone back to Chicago once. They have been on a couple of African safaris though... In just 6 years it's cost taxpayers in excess of $44 million on the O's vacations. We're told to tighten our belts, while Mrs. O spent $8k/night in her 5 star digs in China last year.
They spend more than they make. I hope they get audited. That's how they got Al Capone.