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Summer Vacation

The Dirty Secret of Summer Vacation

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 09.13.2016 | Education
Robert F. Walsh

I'll let you in on a dirty little secret you probably never knew about teachers: most of us look forward to the end of summer vacation.

What Did You Learn on Summer Vacation?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

Summer vacation 2016: Road Trip. From Jersey to Pennsylvania, slow crawl to Indianapolis and back to New Jersey.

What I did on my summer vacation

RitaMarie Cimini | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts
RitaMarie Cimini

"The paradox of relaxation is the renewal of mind; rekindle of spirit and revitalize of strength." ― Lailah Gifty Akita have been procrastinating ...

4 Tips For Keeping The Rest Of Your Summer Both Fun and Safe

Jack Choros | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Choros

For just about everyone, from the very young to the very old, summertime is the peak time of year for fun. The warm weather opens the door to a wealth...

Off The Beaten Slope

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel
Abby Tegnelia

Why forgo a jaunt to your favorite winter hot spot just because it isn't quite apres-ski season yet? If you hurry this fall, pool, spa, and stargazing await as stellar offseason fun.

USAGov's 11 National Parks You Can't Miss in 2016 | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel

Time flies whether you're inside or outside. On August 25, the National Park Service turns 100 and the celebrations are a century in the making. In fa...

8 Rustic-Luxe Getaways We're Crazy About | Posted 08.22.2016 | Travel

Sometimes, the great outdoors calls and we feel compelled to answer. Other times, we like to admire nature from afar, preferably from an antique velve...

6 Amazing, Best End-of-Summer Road Trips

Sarah Pike | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Sarah Pike

A road trip is the perfect way to wrap up your summer. Whether you prefer to travel by bicycle, motorcycle, or car, here are a few budget-friendly road trips you should enjoy before summer comes to a close.

Don't Make Me Come Back From Vacation

Dawn Weber | Posted 08.11.2016 | Comedy
Dawn Weber

Don't make me come back from vacation, I don't want to! No, you can't force me, To go back to life as I knew it, All that stress, and pesky reality.

The Coolest Urban Swimming Pools | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel

Escape the blazing city heat and go for a dip (without leaving town). By Chelsea Bengier The Badeschiff, Berlin This 90-foot pool, which floats o...

Why, For Me, August Is The Cruelest Month

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I should love August. I was married August 18, 1968, and am getting close to celebrating the 50-year mark. But I have always disagreed with T.S. Eliot who proclaimed in his poem 'The Wasteland' that 'April is the cruelest month.' For me it's August.

Mindfulness Wisdom From The Sea

Brandon Nappi | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Brandon Nappi

No matter the size of the wave or its intensity, the beach gladly accepts each one as an offering from the sea. I smile and feel the rise of gratitude in my body for this lesson and for my teacher, the seashore. Without any fanfare, the sea meets the land and the message is simple: welcome everything.

Beach Reads that Will Delight Your Inner Bad Mom

Amanda Orr | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Amanda Orr

Excited about Bad Moms the Movie? Sure it will be fun to watch some fictional moms onscreen throw caution, and acceptable standards of behavior, to the wind. But why limit your living vicariously to two hours in a movie theatre? Curl up in a chaise lounge pool or beachside and continue the adventure. Here are five books to grab for your August vacation that will entertain you with tales of motherhood gone off the rails.

7 getaways for 7 weekends

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.03.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Now that it's August, there are seven weeks of summer left, which invokes a sense of urgency to maximize the remaining weekends. Crucial components in...

Top 5 Las Vegas Hotels to Stay At This Summer

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 08.01.2016 | Travel
Todd VanDuzer

We're approaching the second half of summertime, but there are still quite a few weeks left until Labor Day hits and the weather cools down. Perhaps it's time to plan a quick getaway and take advantage of the season!

The Reason Behind Millennial Summer Nostalgia

Patrice Bendig | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Patrice Bendig

Being an adult with unavoidable responsibilities, the majority of summertime is spent at work with occasional PTO sprinkled throughout the season. Whe...

Commemorative Travel: The Latest Trend In Vacation Planning

Allison Gilbert | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

What do you call a trip that speaks to the desire to celebrate the memory of loved ones in the company of others who are drawn to do the same? I call ...

48 Hours in Key West: Summer Weekender Edition

Lindsay Tucker | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Lindsay Tucker

In our family, making the most of summer means frequent weekend trips. It also means cramming as much leisure time into 48 hours as possible. For my husband and I, Key West is always an obvious choice, as it's a short plane ride from Boston and it never lacks for things to do.

4 Reasons To Visit Palma De Mallorca

Heather Keleher | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
Heather Keleher

Sunshine, sand, swimsuits, and salty tang in the air, Palma de Mallorca is a well-known spot for those looking for a good time. But beyond the famous nightlife and sunny days, what is there to do in Mallorca's main city? Here are four reasons to make Palma de Mallorca a destination on your next holiday!

The Most Beautiful Lake Towns For Summer

The Active Times | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
The Active Times

Missing out on lake town holidays is equivalent to missing out on some of the best boating, sailing and paddling opportunities.

Vacation Is Over: How To Find Joy In The Day-To-Day

John O'Leary | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
John O'Leary

This is the thought that crossed my mind as we packed up to leave Florida last Friday. I'd just spent a week on the beach with my family and dear friends, away from the noise and distractions of everyday life. Finding joy in the beauty of nature, the laughter of my kids, and quiet moments with my wife.

CDC Reports Dismal Scores During Royal Caribbean Ship Inspection

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

For decades the CDC has provided one of the few US governmental oversights of the cruise industry, developing and attempting to implement a comprehensive sanitation program designed primarily to curtail and, ideally, eliminate the spread of gastrointestinal diseases.

When Your Kids Hit The Highway For A Road Trip -- Alone

Jeb Harrison | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

My 24-year-old daughter and a friend are somewhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway, perhaps at a campground in Great Smokey National Park. I envision the two young Sarah Lawrence film school graduates barricaded behind the Subaru wagon they bought for their road trip, pepper spray and tasers at the ready.

10 Easy Ways to Have a Healthy Road Trip This Summer

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Are you ready for a road trip? Start your journey with these healthy tips and then round up your family and friends and load up the car for an unforge...

Top 10 Beachside Campsites

Cheapflights | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

Watching the sunrise or the sunset from a pristine beach is a quintessential vacation must-do. While there are countless beachfront hotels in the Unit...