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Do Americans Just Travel Wrong?

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Despite America's great travel-related innovations over the years, from national parks to theme parks, from 747s to GPSs, and from staycations to roller bag suitcases, it just seems that we as a nation haven't figured out yet how to get the most out of our travels, and in essence, take a lot of junk vacations.

Labor Day Weekend: 4 Reasons To Staycation

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
Caitlyn Becker

The end of summer is here (don't cry -- there is another one coming next year, I promise.) While everyone is crawling through bumper-to-bumper traffic to squeeze in their last summer getaway, I will be staycationing at home this Labor Day.

Staycation INFOGRAPHIC

Home Away | Posted 09.02.2013 | Travel
Home Away

For last-minute or budget-conscious travelers who want a vacation-like experience without the associated stress or travel costs, staycations are an ideal alternative.

Ten Reasons to Love Pennsylvania

Judith Fein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"

5 Reasons Using Your Vacation Days Is Good For Your Health

Linden Schaffer | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

People who pride themselves on not taking their vacation days ruin it for the rest of us! Taking off for a week long or longer is not only good for your health, but it can improve your work too. Here are five reasons to claim those vacation days.

What I Did (and Didn't Do) On My Summer Vacation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel
Arianna Huffington

This summer, with all of HuffPost's new launches and international expansions, I've had no time for a "traditional" vacation. My travel-less vacation has been a lovely reminder that when it comes to travel, the journey to knowledge and adventure need not be long. READ MORE WIE 2011: Connecting With the Next Generation of Women Leaders: This year's WIE Symposium (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) promises to be even better than last year's, with an amazing lineup of speakers, honorees, and participants all sharing our ideas, our experiences, and our desire to help make life better for women around the world. READ MORE The MLK Monument: A Reminder of Dreams Yet Unfulfilled: The opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument couldn't come at a more opportune time. Hopefully it will refocus our attention on the principles he stood for, inspiring all Americans to tap into the better angels he was guided by. READ MORE

Money and Happiness in Adulthood: The Value of Experience

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

The relationship between money and happiness isn't quite so straightforward after all.

Home Retreat: Introducing the New Staycation

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Slightly different than the traditional staycation, the home retreat centers around creating a serene environment out of your home

Welcome to Your Summer Fake-ation!

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

How, you might ask, does one fake-ation? Just follow these handy steps, and before you know it, you'll be on the road to a fleeting sensation of something that might pass for relaxation, relatively speaking!

Ideas for a Perfect "Staycation"

Eric Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Eric Broder

Daughter Fritzi clamored for Munich. Son Guido pined for the hills of Sicily. Your dream was to play a third of a round at Pebble Beach, while your wife wanted to hit the lesbian bars in Brasilia. Well, guess what - you're not going to any of those places.

Staycation Fun!

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

We Americans would rather spread kimchee on a tofu hot dog at a dental office than give up our summer vacation. So, once again its time to trot out that old Chamber of Commerce chestnut: the Staycation.