The same places that cost a tanned arm and a leg in the middle of summer get much cheaper once the calendar turns to mid-August.
There's been a lot of talk about how the London Olympics will best be remembered as the Women's Olympics. Not only because of the individual performances, but because of the collective achievements of women who participated in these London games.
I was addicted to the London Olympics... in fact, so was my whole family. Don't feel bad. The truth is you are only one of close to 5 billion people who, at one time or another during the event, tuned in and viewed the games and all the resultant hoopla.
The run-up to the Olympics that was filled with anguish and concern reflects a far deeper problem in society. Indeed, it was a result of the over-inflated obsession with security that has gripped the U.S. and many in Europe, but particularly Britain, since 9/11.
While most Olympic athletes had an extraordinary opportunity to mingle with competitors from every corner of the globe, the North Korean team was treated like high-security prisoners by their ever-present minders.
This year's Olympics was enthralling -- I literally watched nothing else for those spectacular two weeks. In the spirit of such athleticism, I turned to a fitting documentary: Man on Wire.
With so many people receiving Olympic results ahead of time, either through social media, live streams, or other live sources, the audience for time-shifted coverage should have plummeted -- right? Yet NBC's ratings were as strong as ever.
I leave London as a 13-year-old girl who has experienced the Olympics for the first time. Eight years from now, I dream to be a 21-year-old participating in the games.
YouTube, which streamed the IOC's feed of the London 2012 in Olympics in some 65 nations and provided streaming services for NBC Olympics in the Uni...
The Olympics is so much more than a gold medal, a 30-second run or 10 laps in the pool -- it's about individuals reaching their goals because of hard work and determination.
I believe that no other team in the world works as well together as the American team did this year at the Olympics.
The images of two strong, courageous young Saudi women athletes will forever exist as part of Saudi history. If you listen to the voices of the women interviewed herein, you can hear that a bell of hope and expectation has been rung.
I just left London and it is a city enjoying the glorious feeling of a job well done by the citizens who hosted the Games of the XXX Olympiad.
They both start with the letter "O." That is where the similarities begin and end between Obama and the Olympics. For 16 glorious days, every four ye...
In reflecting on this summer, the two stories that will stick with me most clearly are the London Summer Olympics and the "having it all" debate that has stimulated so much conversation.
This Olympics, I wanted to cry with Lolo Jones when she came in fourth, hug Jordyn Wieber when she lost, scream with Carmelita Jeter when her and her team broke the world record.