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Summer Vacation

Why Is the Sun Getting Stronger and Stronger?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 08.28.2016 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


20 Adventures to Prolong Summer

Andrew Cristi | Posted 08.25.2016 | New York
Andrew Cristi

In truth, not one part of Fire Island is not magical -- and it's been through a lot in the past few years. Whether you're more into the wonderful town-like community feeling of Cherry Grove, or the amped up extravagant resort feeling of The Pines that allows you to believe you've taken a real vacation, you will fall in love.

Prepare Yourself For Puppies, Summertime And Slow-Motion [VIDEO]

Posted 08.25.2015 | Good News

Rising temperatures, long days and crowded public pools. Summer is here and the puppies are ready. We know why they call them "dog days," because ...

How To Survive Your First Trip As A Couple | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel

The reality is that spending countless days in the company of a single person can drive even the most loved-up individual to the brink of insanity.

So Cal Dreaming: A Staycation Guide

Findery | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel

Living in Southern California doesn't suck. I'm reminded of this every time I see an orange streaked sky over the Pacific. Friends and relatives sigh over my sun and surf filled snapshots, "Do you know how lucky you are? You're living the dream!"

How to Be the Perfect Beach House Guest

Iris Krasnow | Posted 08.23.2016 | Travel
Iris Krasnow

My mom had a 72-hour rule when visiting us in Annapolis from her home in Chicago. She would come on an early afternoon flight, stay three nights and leave while we were still having fun. When I would say, "Oh, Mom, I wish you could stay longer," I really meant it, but she never did.

Back to School: I'm Not Ready! Wait, Yes I Am. No, I'm Not!

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

I guess I just hate handing over the reigns of my kids to someone or something else. But at the same time, I am also out of ideas of how to entertain all of us and how to keep one step ahead of FEMA declaring my home a disaster site.

End Your Battle With Time

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo by Jan Vašek at We stopped by my mom's house after school. The sky was cloudy and the air crisp. I crossed my arms against my che...

Summer Wants You Dead

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

We learn caution, appropriate distrust and how to fight dirty. These are lessons that our visitors would do well to understand. Because like it or not, Summer wants you dead. Now go and enjoy your bike ride!

15 Reasons Patagonia Should Be No. 1 On Your Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Alison Zaslav | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel

Want to get out of town? Then head to Patagonia. The vast region in the southern part of South America ranges across both Chile and Argentina. Its u...

Motherhood, At a Distance

Amy Heinz | Posted 08.13.2016 | Parents
Amy Heinz

It's a simple truth: Parenting little ones is an up-close-and-personal kind of thing. From the moment I wake up in the morning, to the moment I kiss that last sleepy head goodnight (for the eleventh time), I'm in someone's business. Or they're in mine.

5 Ways to Take Your Vacation Home

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 08.12.2016 | Travel
Hunter Clarke-Fields

When parents practice vacation mind in daily life, we be more present for our children as well. Instead of an example of a stressed and anxious parent, We show them how to enjoy each day of a full life. And isn't that what we want most for our children?

An Open Thank You Letter to My Daughters: Reflecting on Our Growth This Summer

Erin Smith | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
Erin Smith

As I am approaching the inevitable wind-up of the summer with my two young daughters, I would like to reflect on the time that has passed and what we have accomplished and learned.

Perfect Summer Days Never Quite Go The Way They Do In Our Minds

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.11.2015 | Comedy

Comedy team Tracy Soren and Jessie Jolles highlight a perfect summer day. Oh, it's magical. The weather, so perfect. Your outfit, so perfect. The outd...

9 Reasons Your Summer Vacation Costs More Than It Should

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.11.2016 | Money

Take a vacation to the beach, and your kids will probably want T-shirts as souvenirs. Or, go to New York and you might do a little -- okay, a lot -- of shopping. But if you don't set a budget for souvenirs and extras in advance, you might go overboard.

It's Possible To Stay Connected And Still Enjoy Vacation -- Just Ignore Work

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.10.2015 | Technology

I've pursued unwiring for years now, shifting the phone to airplane mode and using it to take pictures. The research is increasingly clear: walking in...

The Best Ways to Experience Guatemala

Findery | Posted 08.07.2016 | Travel

It's hard to miss the very colorful buses in Guatemala. They are called chicken buses because it used to be that when people from rural towns moved, they would transport everything with them on the bus, including their chickens.

The Parking Pet Peeve That Drives Me Nuts

Al DeLuise | Posted 08.06.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Everyone has those events in life that trigger our anger, or disgust; those things that people in society do that simply piss us off. My all-time winner is when someone parks in a handicapped parking spot who is obviously not handicapped.

17 Thoughts Parents Have at the Beach

Jenny Evans | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Jenny Evans

Look at that other mom's beach bag. *Drool.* It's huge. Would it be weird to ask where she got it? And she has a rolling cart! I want that. I need that. Wait, am I listening to myself? I am so uncool! What happened to me?

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

Emily Cassel | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Cassel

We all have a tendency to feel like we've somehow lost touch with ourselves and our joy when we are in transition or taking a big leap into something new. It's actually a good place to be, because it means you've stepped out of your comfort zone, learned a lot, grown and transformed to a new and improved version of yourself!

Are Vacations Causing Your Migraines?

Alene Brennan | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Alene Brennan

You've been dreaming about your summer vacation all year. This is your time to finally relax. No meetings, no emails, no alarm clock... but sadly you ...

How to Fund a Last-Minute Summer Vacation Without Credit Cards

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.03.2016 | Money

Before you pull out the plastic, you might want to explore some alternative ways to fund your trip that don't include double-digit interest rates.

33 Ways to Bring the Beach Home With You This Summer

Hometalk | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Home

These simple and stylish projects will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by shells, waves, and nautical goodness!

Welcome Aboard the SS Summer Fun Cruise Ship!

Erin Janda Rawlings | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents
Erin Janda Rawlings

Years and years ago, I went on my first and only (as of yet) cruise. It was the glorious Jubilee from Carnival (and by glorious, I mean it *was* glorious . . . circa 1987).

11 Tips For Making the Most of Your Family Vacation

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

Vacations have always been important for creating lasting memories and building family bonds but they may be even more important today. The family vacation is one of the few opportunities where everyone in the family is doing the same thing, at the same time, without the pull of outside commitments.