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Spring Break

7 Reasons To Staycation This Spring Break

Sierra Donahue | Posted 03.04.2016 | Travel
Sierra Donahue

Don't make plans this spring break. Yeah, you heard that right. Don't make plans this spring break. I know, I know - the type-A planning guru is tel...

10 Reasons Why Your Family Spring Break Is Going to Be Fabulous

Carissa Howard | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents
Carissa Howard

Every Spring, both my husband's and my families get together for an annual beach vacation. The first year we did it, my oldest was nursing and we were confined to the hotel room for many hours as he ate and slept. But now, several years later, as my youngest approaches school-age, I'm hopeful that this year's spring break will be easier than in years past.

From Alternate Spring Break to Purposeful Service Learning

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 03.01.2016 | College
Audrey J. Murrell

We are close to the season when spring break takes place across our college campuses. A survey done by an online travel service calculated that over ...

Spring Break Small Caribbean Islands

Andrea Poe | Posted 02.23.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Who doesn't want to escape the cold weather and head to the Caribbean for Spring Break? And that's the problem. Just about anyone who has had her fi...

International Alternative Spring Break Opportunities Offer Life-Changing Experiences

Alex Lyman | Posted 02.02.2016 | College
Alex Lyman

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs are the perfect way to travel, volunteer, and see some sights along the way. In most cases, students are able to work in teams for a specific cause or area of interest they are passionate about.

3 Ways to Avoid Wild Spring Break Crowds (Or Not)

Mark Chesnut | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Spring breakers. Photo: CW Abas Photography via It happens every spring. Thousands of college students flock to sunny beach destinatio...

The 12 Most Popular Resorts in the Caribbean Right Now

Oyster | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel

To escape freezing temps and snowy sidewalks, many travelers will head to the sunny Caribbean islands with warm weather year-round and pristine beaches.

Follow Up: Dicks Cottons Sunglasses #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Alex Schattner

I first spoke to the founders of sunglass-company Dicks Cottons, Rich Amundson and T.J. Eaton, in August '14. Now, after the success of their recent K...

Telex From Cuba, 2016

Mike Hegedus | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media
Mike Hegedus

First thing for you to do is go back and look at the title of this post. 'Telex' is correct, it's not 'text'. You can't text from Cuba, at least not y...

Saving Money To Travel Should Be A Priority, Not An Afterthought

Ashley Swymeler Morris | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel
Ashley Swymeler Morris

Don't worry, this isn't another article about skipping your daily latte or never eating out again. I would never. But I do think establishing priorities is important. You have to decide where your dollars go.

It's 2016 and I Just Became a Travel Agent: Here's Why You Still Need Me

Ashley Swymeler Morris | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Ashley Swymeler Morris

Imagine the setting: I'm living in New York City, happily employed at one of the best advertising agencies in the country. I have a six figure income, great clients and interesting work.

The Hottest Miami Hotels for 2016

Oyster | Posted 10.27.2016 | Travel

Whenever we're looking for a warm-weather getaway, we often start scoping rates for our typical Miami stays -- Delano, Fontainebleau, or the Standard. But 2014 and 2015 brought several new much-hyped hotels that we were excited to visit to see if they would make it on our list of rotating properties.

Travel Hacks for Families

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Summer is coming up and if you ask a mother what her idea of a vacation is, I'll bet you she censors her answer. What runs through her mind is, "a trip without the kids!" That's not what she says, though... until now. After reading these hacks, moms will be rushing to their favorite booking site or travel agent, scooping up the best deals!

The Role You Can Play in Preventing Sexual Assault

Scott Berkowitz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Scott Berkowitz

There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring.

The 8 Greatest Tiki Bars In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The first tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber, opened in Los Angeles in 1933; it started a sensation as celebrities were regularly spotted sipping mai tais, eating pu pu platters, and listening to ukulele tunes.

College Students Swap Partying for Serving During Give Kids The World Spring Break

Dave Parfitt | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Dave Parfitt

During our alternative spring break, we served meals, scooped ice cream, drove trains, painted faces, and staffed evening entertainment including the weekly Halloween and Pirate & Princess parties.

Spring Break Traditions in the Mountains

Kari Haugeto | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Remember the first time you did something with your parents? If we're in Breckenridge in the winter, the boys take the lifts straight to Little Johnny's run. It holds special significance because it's the first black diamond run -- the most difficult kind -- the boys carved out with dad.

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Oyster | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means.

10 Signs It's Time For Umbrella Drinks

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Courtney Reynolds

For those who live in warm climates, I'm happy for you (not really). But for the rest of us who shivered our way through the season with kids tethered to our sides, we deserve a break. We deserve a good old-fashioned umbrella drink.

7 Lessons From A Whirlwind College Road Trip

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Spring break of a high schooler's junior year marks the official starting gate of the college application season. Up until this point, your student may have toured a few colleges near home -- and rejected them all based on that fact -- but spring break is when thousands of families hit the road.

Underage Louisiana College Students Busted For Trying To Take 1800 Cans Of Beer To The Beach

BroBible/WKRG | Posted 04.08.2015 | College

Altogether Sheriff’s Deputies seized more than 100, 18 packs of beer and several containers of hard liquor. Deputies say they pulled over a pick-up ...

6 Secrets To Surviving Second Semester Of Junior Year

Jazmin Kay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Teen
Jazmin Kay

I know you probably have your countdown set until the summer begins and are slowly finding your motivation lessening as your Netflix and pizza intake is increasing. That's totally normal. However, there are ways to relax while also meaningfully preparing for the future.

Little Hotel, Big View: 7 Boutiques in St. Thomas With Stunning Vistas

Oyster | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel

These spots may seem small and basic upon arrival, but many offer absolutely breathtaking, bird's eye views of the islands and ocean from pools, porches, rooms, restaurants and surrounding grounds. Here are our seven favorites.

What Spring Break Means When You're a Parent of Young Kids

Janie Porter | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

Before kids: You think about spring break for weeks before, dreaming of an idyllic week with a wide-open schedule. Nothing is better than just being home. After kids: You panic when you realize spring break is only four days and have nightmares about being alone with toddlers.

Another School Vacation? How Parents Can Prevent the Spring Slide

Lindsay Abbott | Posted 05.31.2015 | Education
Lindsay Abbott

Spring is here, which means warm weather, antsy children, and another school vacation. When the fun and relaxing times end, returning to school can be quite overwhelming.