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Summer Vacation Sucks

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

Everyone is cheerful, that is, except that small but highly medicated population of parents who will soon be in the midst of the single most horrible science experiment in child-rearing that could ever exist.

4 Essential Tips For Staying Safe While Traveling

Dave Austin | Posted 04.30.2015 | Travel
Dave Austin

By taking time to prepare before leaving, you can significantly diminish your risk and focus on enjoying your hard-earned trip.

6 Moments Not to Miss in Disneyworld (Toddler Edition)

Jessica Shaool | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Jessica Shaool

It's a battlefield out there. You're focused on pushing back that one nagging, silent question that keeps clasping onto you..."was is worth it?"

Travel Hacks for Families

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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 Swan Song of School

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Part of me completely loathes the end-of-school-year insanity -- especially the frenetic pace at which we parents must perform. We dutifully ferry our charges hither and yon without complaint, cram our schedules with more events than it is humanly possible to attend.

Explore the Beautiful Ruins of Atalaya in South Carolina

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.23.2015 | 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.

The 3 Cheapest Weeks To Take A Summer Trip | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel

A March survey conducted by Orbitz and the University of Wisconsin shows 68% of people plan on taking a summer vacation. The only problem? Summer also tends to be the most expensive time to travel.

A Laid-Back Shelter Island Getaway

Domino | Posted 04.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

Located just two hours east of Manhattan, Shelter Island has long served as a home away from home for designers John and Christine Gachot. "John's been visiting the island with his family since childhood."

Important Reasons You Need a Vacation Now

Kristi Ling | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

Allow yourself space in your life for vacations and down time. Take it without apology. Live. Make this a priority and your life will reach new levels of joy, peace, and success. The busyness can wait.

Where to Travel for the Long Summer Vacation

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.13.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

It's time to start planning your summer break, but make sure you head to the season's best spots.

The Ultimate List of Hacks to Prepare for Your Upcoming Disneyland Trip

Quora | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

If you don't want to pay for parking and are going to park hop, you can use the Downtown Disney 3 Hour lot for free (for three hours) and either go in and out every three hours, or buy something and validate the ticket for more time.

7 Ways to Live (and Work!) Like You're Always on Vacation

Heather Strang | Posted 05.02.2015 | Women
Heather Strang

I stopped playing the work-life-money game I had been raised with and decided that since this was my one life, I was not going to spend it working or living for the future. And over the course of the last seven years, I have been able to create a life that truly feels like I'm on vacation every day.

5 Credit Cards With Big Summer Travel Rewards

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel

What better way to deal with winter than to start planning a summer vacation? To that end, HuffPost Live got the scoop on the best credit cards to...

Hipmunk's 2015 Travel Tips and Predictions

Hipmunk | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel

The groundhogs have made conflicting predictions as to whether we'll see a longer winter or early spring. But either way, Hipmunk's own furry mascot, the Hipmunk, has made its own 2015 travel tips and predictions to get you through this year's travels.

3 Unique Theme Parks Redefining the Vacation Experience

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Shayla R. Price

As these theme parks testify, your next family vacation doesn't have to be a series of long queues for the same old roller coasters, giant swings, or Ferris wheels.

Want to Try Something New? Go Here Instead

PureWow | Posted 01.01.2015 | Travel

From the Italian beach nobody else has discovered to the European hot spot that's still way affordable, these seven off-the-beaten-path places are at the top of our travel list for 2015. Pack your bags.

10 Places Where Summer Lasts Longer

Fodor's | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel

Labor Day has come and gone, and the official end of summer is here, but that doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to warm weather. For those who want...

My Summer Work-cation

Jim Joseph | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Jim Joseph

Just because we decide to take PTO doesn't mean the rest of the working world acknowledges it. The demands keep coming, even with an OOO message activated.

My Summer On Social Media Vs. My Summer In Real Life

Jenn Delekta | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Jenn Delekta

After going through all the pictures on my phone and reminiscing over the good times we had over the summer, I realized the photos I posted on Facebook and Instagram weren't exactly showing the whole truth about my summer events.

6 Ways to Chill Out in Brittany, France

Fathom | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel

With a romantic landscape of frothy inlets, verdant cliffs, and seaside cottages speckled with orange moss and honeysuckle, off-season or in, Brittany's Emerald Coast is the ultimate escape for rest, relaxation, and serious shellfish.

Why Playa Rincon Is the Best Beach in the World

Sonia Gil | Posted 11.02.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

I have been to MANY beaches in my life, but not many have left me speechless. I came to Dominican Republic in search for the perfect beach, and behold - it has been found!

Dave Jamieson

Americans Believe Paid Vacation Should Be A Worker's Right | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of requiring large U.S. employers to provide their workers with at least some paid vacation ti...

When Mommy Cries

Katia Bishops | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

My little brother and I were in the bath and we were having so much fun, you know, splashing water at each other and emptying water buckets on the floor. And then I thought of a really cool game, really, it was the COOLEST game.

A Return to Camp: The Ideal Summer Vacation

Nola Weinstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Travel
Nola Weinstein

Sure, there's the Full Moon party in Koh Phangan, Yacht Week in Croatia, desert dancing at Burning Man, and the allure of Ibiza, but there is nothing like the simplicity of camp.

A Mother's Summer Heart

Nicole Scott | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

How is it possible to be ready for something to end, yet not really wanting it to? To feel like time goes by too fast and too slow all at once?