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Summer Vacations

Get An Inside Look At Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Vacation Home

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.07.2016 | Queer Voices

Anderson Cooper may be a lifelong New Yorker, but even CNN anchors need to escape the Big Apple every so often. When Cooper is seeking a little rest a...

Discovering the Thousand Islands in New York State and Ontario, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.03.2016 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

One of the most memorable travel experiences I could imagine would be discovering a place on the planet of extraordinary beauty that I had never known...

End of Summer Getaways for Your Zodiac Sign | Posted 08.21.2016 | Travel

It's so important to get away from it all to relax and energize your soul, so start planning right now. Here are some spirit-lifting activities and travel destinations for every zodiac sign.

Battle of the Falls: Is the N.Y. Side of Niagara Better Than Canada?

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Big-time fun. Small-city charm. Whichever you choose, reserve early. And keep an eye out for falling fish.

Discovering Prince Edward Island: Anne of Green Gables, a Fiddle Festival, and Four Kids in Tow

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.24.2016 | Travel
Holly Robinson

I received the advance copies of Chance Harbor, my new novel yesterday. The publisher's box arrived at the perfect time: tomorrow I'm going to Prince ...

8 Of The World's Most Beautiful Hotel Gardens

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

This summer, get a dose of nature at these eight beautiful hotels that are flourishing with stunning florals and lush gardens. Whether isolated on rolling hills or set on acres of organic produce gardens, these luxe resorts are all about coming up roses during our precious summer vacations.

How to Prep Your Business to Survive Your Summer Vacation

Nellie Akalp | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Study after study stress the connection between vacation time and your health, mental wellbeing and productivity. While the average American now takes the least amount of vacation time in the past four decades, time off is even more elusive for the small business owner.

5 Things You Don't Understand About Working on Cruise Ships (Unless You've Worked on One)

Thrillist | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel

If you've ever watched (reruns of) The Love Boat, then you know that working on a cruise ship is about the best job ever. But what's it really like to work aboard a cruise ship? Do they put in crazy hours? Hit on passengers? We asked three cruise industry veterans for the dirty details about real life on the high seas.

This Beach Is Too Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel

If you weren't already dying to visit New Zealand, here's yet another reason to head to one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. Wharariki Beach,...

Here's How To Keep Your Vacation Going Once It Ends

Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel

It's Monday and you've got a pile of dirty laundry in the corner of your bedroom that smells a little like sunscreen and a little like that odd scent ...

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...

An All-American Dad... Almost

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

The kids want to fish. Damn. I'm going to have to dig for worms. I hate worms. They're icky. But the dad I'm aspiring to be doesn't say words like "icky." Why can't I be more like those other kinds of dads? Wait. Is this just internalized homophobia? Probably. So what am I saying?

Summer's Sweetest All-Inclusive Family Resorts

MiniTime | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to travel to Mexico or the Caribbean to find a terrific all-inclusive resort. Here are eight fabulous and family-friendly picks where you can go all in this summer without leaving the continental USA.

Glamping: The New Face of Roughing It

Joshua Estrin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

If you yearn for falling asleep to the sound of crickets underneath a ceiling of stars, if you find the smell of unnamed bug repellent strangely intoxicating, if a bathing suit is not a priority and WiFi is not a necessity, Glamping -- one of the newer terms in an ever-growing lexicon -- is not for you.

Back-To-Work Blues: 5 Smart Tips To Get Back On The Grind After Vacation

Posted 05.29.2013 | Black Voices

Shake off the blahs and get back to the boss moves By Janell Hazelwood No matter how much you love your job, getting back into the groove of thi...

Yes, You Can Home Swap--Si Se Puede!

Shelley Miller | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
Shelley Miller

As you begin thinking about vacation and wondering if you can make a home swap happen, let me be the first to tell you, "Si se puede!"

8 Ways To Plan A Stress-Free Summer Vacation Post-Split

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Michelle Rozen

Summer vacation can be a stressful for time for all parents. What to do with the kids? How to keep them busy?

5 Lighthouses Worth a Climb This Summer

MiniTime | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel

There's no more thrilling way to discover lighthouses than to climb their towers, step-by-step, on the same staircases used by lighthouse keepers and their families a hundred years ago.

Why Your Personal Brand Wants You to Take Time Off

Karen Leland | Posted 09.30.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

The next time you sit down to plan a weekend away or a summer vacation, remember: it's not just your body and brain you're rejuvenating but also your personal brand -- it deserves a holiday too.

PHOTOS: What To Do And Where To Stay In Rome

Oyster | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel

Ancient ruins stand alongside Renaissance palazzos and buzzing cafes, and the works of art that can be viewed in the city's museums and churches are enough to make any culture lover drool.

A New View on Summer Vacation

James Rosenberg | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
James Rosenberg

When I was a kid, summer vacation meant one thing to me: freedom. Freedom from tests, freedom from homework, freedom to sleep late and play outside. As an adult, I have a new perspective on summer vacation.

There'll Be Fewer Financial Advisers At The Beach This Summer

Reuters | Jessica Toonkel | Posted 08.21.2012 | Money

By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the summer Mark Martiak usually spends four days a week at his home office in his Southampto...

5 Awesome (And Budget-Friendly) Summer Road Trip Destinations (PHOTOS)

college candy | Posted 06.14.2012 | Teen

By Emma Stoneall Here’s the thing: It’s summer and you want to get out of the town that reminds you of high school. The problem is, you barely...

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...

What's Your Favorite Overlooked U.S. Attraction?: Round Two

Posted 05.11.2012 | Travel

Earlier this week we asked you to vote on the most overlooked attractions across America, and you shared your favorites. Is your most beloved spot sti...