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Summer Vacation Ideas

17 Things You'll Need for the World's Best Staycation

Hometalk | Posted 07.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

Staying put this summer? Even if you're not taking a luxurious cruise, vacationing in Greece, or spending a month at your beach house, you can get the full vaca experience right at home. All you need are a few DIY updates to turn your house into an oasis of relaxation and bliss!

How To Eat Your Way Through Coastal Maine

Food52 | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel

My boyfriend and I had strategized our weekend trip to Maine with a carefully mapped selection of local favorites, return-worthy lobster rolls, and breathtaking views from our road trip the year before. We snacked, shopped, and chatted our way up to our destination.

17 Creative Ways to Save Money at Disneyland

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.03.2015 | Travel

The "happiest place on earth" is a top destination on many families' bucket lists. If you plan ahead, this magical, unforgettable experience doesn't have to put a large dent in your budget. Here are some tried-and-true tips for saving money while enjoying your Disneyland experience.

Summer Smarts: Top 10 Places to Keep Learning Over the Summer

Cheapflights | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

After a week of lazing around the house, wallowing lifelessly inside a fort made from empty pizza boxes, the brain soon yearns to be fed again.

Splash and Slide: 10 Best Waterparks in the U.S.

MiniTime | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel

With so many waterparks located across the US, it is important to know which ones have the whole package, with rides ranging from easy float-along rivers to towering water slides that send you zipping down extreme drops.

5 Things to Do This Summer When You Have Absolutely Nothing to Do

Timothy Tukes | Posted 05.14.2015 | College
Timothy Tukes

These five suggestions of things to do this summer when ostensibly all hope is lost will hopefully help you lead a fabulous summer, which will in return have your envious peers asking, "What did you do?" And you'll gracefully answer: Nothing.

Explore the Beautiful Ruins of Atalaya in South Carolina

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Today, Atalaya hosts an annual arts festival in September, drawing fine artisans and aficionados from around the country. Here, we take a fresh look at the estate with more photos from our feature story.

5 Ways Your Kids Can Bust Your Summer Budget

Adam Levin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

Because most of your summer expenditures are made in relative proximity to the time to shop for your little debt machine's return to school, it's critical to get your budget right, and stick to it.

The Great American Roadtrip: Toddler Friendly

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Amanda Blakley

There is something universal about roadtrips. The soundtrack of my particular childhood journeys was a combination of Barbara Streisand, the musical Annie and the Solid Gold cassette collection. Now it's time for my son to experience it.

America's Best Swimming Holes For Summer

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These often-secluded natural pools are the perfect antidote to crowded pools with zinc-covered teenage lifeguards or water parks with $8 hot dogs.

Gilded Glamour Galore: A Whimsical Weekend In Newport, Rhode Island

Erica Swallow | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
Erica Swallow

Newport feels halfway like a field trip to the past and halfway like being a part of a museum of what once existed. Its mansions stay intact, though mostly open for public tourism, giving the town a stately appearance.

POLL: Where Is Your Favorite Place To Visit During The Summer Months?

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

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8 Sexy Cities to Travel With Your Girlfriends This Summer

Aly Walansky | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
Aly Walansky

Located in the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, the area offers oceanfront properties in a warm, sunny climate that many have not yet visited.

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Budget Travel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

America hasn't cornered the market on Coolest Small Towns! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. Over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and cool places in Europe are off-the-beaten-path villages. Good things really do come in small packages.

America's Most Awesome Boardwalks

Budget Travel | Posted 08.22.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Who says a boardwalk has to be by the ocean? Along Lake Michigan in the Windy City, the Navy Pier has got a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel a carousel, wave swinger, mini-golf, and remote-control boats in season.

How to Do Florence on a Budget

Budget Travel | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Photo Courtesy of mcmillent/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel. Florence is an Italian city best known for its art. Home to ...

4 Ways Breaking Bad Fans Can Get Their Fix Before the Finale

Budget Travel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

As the commercials say, all bad things must come to an end. The AMC hit television show Breaking Bad may be drawing to a close this summer, but we've got four ways fans of the show can get their fix before it's all over.

Summer Make or Break

Candice Frankel | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Candice Frankel

Do what couldn't be done during the busy school year. Discover a talent in an area of interest. Learn to play an instrument, try yoga, explore meditation, or take a cooking class. Activities such as these can become life-long pursuits.

Top 10 Most Romantic Summer Vacation Ideas

Posted 07.07.2013 | Weddings

By Allie Churchill for It's officially time to leave town and explore deep, shady woods and lounge on sunny beaches with your signif...

Dad's Rules For Summer Fun

Mike Adamick | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Mike Adamick

The coolest games, inventions, creations, home-wrecking destructo-weapons of doom -- they always come from boredom. So the next time the kid whines, "I'm bored," answer with "Great!" and then grab a cup of coffee.

Finding Your Paradise Vacation and Fine Cuisine on the Backroads

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Kim Michele Richardson

Sometimes we find diamonds in hidden places we want to keep them secret and not share. Then again, wonderful jewels kept in darkness never bring joy to anyone. I stumbled on two such nearly hidden jewels on my recent backroads trip in Western North Carolina.

5 Ways To Have A Summer That Actually Matters

Danielle Shields | Posted 07.08.2013 | Teen
Danielle Shields

Summer gives you the chance to have a few adventures that will benefit your future-self. Here is a list of the top five productive ways you can spend your summer of 2013.

8 Easy Ways to Choose a Home Swap Club and Enjoy a Dream Vacation for Half the Price

Shelley Miller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Shelley Miller

Do you want to vacation in a flat in Florence, or a cottage in Canada, or a mansion in Mexico for free? The place to begin is to join a house exchange club. The good news is there are more than 70 clubs to choose from. The bad news is there are more than 70 clubs to choose from.

Fun Places To Buy Souvenirs From Travel Expert Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Travel expert, Seth Kugel, shared with me some of his best tips on how to buy interesting gifts and travel souvenirs even on a tight budget. var ...

SLIDESHOW: From Alaska To Peru, Take A Volunteer Vacation This Summer

Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact

As you plan your summer vacation, consider swapping the cabana for the work gloves and opt for a volunteer vacation instead of the typical indulgent g...