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Why Americans Stress About Going On Vacation

Posted 05.24.2013 | Travel

Although the purpose of traveling and taking time off should be relaxation, vacations have become a major source of stress for Americans, according to...

St. Lucia - Come for the Jazz & Arts Festival, Stay for the Island

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Dwight Brown

When they weren't listening to toe-tapping music on Pigeon Island National Landmark, festivalgoers dined out, went sailing, sightseeing, beach hopping, zip lining or hung out at a diverse range of resorts that offer travelers very distinct vacations.

House Guest? No Thanks!

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Sybil Adelman Sage

As soon as the temperature goes above 50 in New York, my husband and I have a surge in popularity, morphing into the Brangelina of our social circle, ...

How I Make My Living on 'Workations'

LearnVest | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women
LearnVest

Six years ago, my husband (then boyfriend) and I set out to find a way to develop our careers while traveling the world -- and without breaking the bank.

Visit One of the Hippest Hotels in the World (VIDEO)

Karen Schaler | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Karen Schaler

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School's Out for Summer: 5 Reminders for Family Harmony

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

After semesters of freedom, moving back home can be confusing for college students. Greeted by gushing relatives, overflowing refrigerators, and clean bed linens, who wouldn't begin to expect continued concierge service?

The Story Behind the Start of "DivorceHotel"

Jim Halfens | Posted 07.01.2013 | Small Business
Jim Halfens

Every time when divorce agreements are signed in our hotels people wish each other good luck and a positive new future. They leave our hotels on Sunday willing to embrace their new lives.

The 60 Best Beaches In The World

Bridal Guide | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Unsure where to head on your honeymoon? Check out some of the most incredible beaches in the world.

Divorce Diaries: The New Family Vacation

Denise Albert | Posted 06.18.2013 | Divorce
Denise Albert

The most incredible things that I have witnessed through my kids eyes have been in the past year, since I separated from their dad. And that's because now I can fully enjoy being a mom on a mission doing and enjoying every journey we take.

8 Tips For A Healthier Vacation

Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Danielle McNally for Shape.com Take home memories -- not a cold or extra pounds -- with these tips for staying healthy on the go. More from S...

PHOTOS: 7 Crazy Cat Destinations

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Japan is the ultimate travel destination for cat enthusiasts and Hello Kitty just the beginning.

Spring Break Woes: My Kid is Too Old for Camp

Quia Querisma | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Quia Querisma

I miss the days when I could send them to camps to occupy their little minds and bodies all day. They've since aged out of camps and now they're home all day, vegging out on school breaks. What exactly does one do with big kids on spring break? Allow me to share my theories:

PHOTOS: National Park Lodges For Winter

The Active Times | Posted 04.06.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Find out where you can drink hot chocolate by an 85-foot stone fireplace, attend a 17th-century feast or go hiking in 70-degree weather.

Top 5 Best Places To Vacation For Boomers

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Even though we've just gotten back from holiday breaks, you can't blame us for already thinking about our next vacation. Especially after discovering ...

Super-Unique B&Bs Around The Country

Home Away | Posted 12.16.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Charming inns are already a refreshing break from chain hotels, but some B&Bs provide experiences you really can't find elsewhere. Here are five places to stay that offer travelers activities and experiences far beyond the norm.

Why The Holidays Are Especially Difficult For Divorced Parents

Henry Gornbein | Posted 01.22.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

The holidays are often a source of disappointment and sadness because they don't often don't live up to expectations, especially when there is tension in families.

Countries Where People Really Need A Vacation

Posted 11.15.2012 | Travel

It's well known that American workers take some of the fewest vacation days, but at least we aren't as vacation deprived as those in Asia. Accordi...

Will it Snow? A Ski Season Outlook

Home Away | Posted 10.05.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Snowflakes are already flying in parts of the high country, and it's a perfect time to start planning those winter ski trips for the 2012-2013 season. It's just a month or less (!) before opening day at ski resorts like Copper Mountain in Colorado (Nov. 2) and Mammoth in California (Nov. 8)

Is It a VAcation or a WORKation

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Rose Stanley

Maybe as we celebrate National Work and Family Month, organizations can reaffirm their stance on why vacation time is important to the employee -- to come back refreshed and rejuvenated.

Readers' Favorite Summer Vacay Photos

Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel

Now that summer is officially over and it's starting to get brisk outside, we thought it would make for a nice Friday treat to remember the season tha...

How To Deal With Summer Travel Debt

Credit.com | Posted 11.13.2012 | Travel
Credit.com

If you find yourself with debt left over from travel, here are five tips for how to get out of it -- and avoid the same problem next summer.

The Best Shore Excursions In Nassau

Caribbean Travel + Life | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel
Caribbean Travel + Life

The Bahamian capital is also the capital of Caribbean cruising, thanks to the popularity of three- and four-day cruises calling at this iconic port. Ships line Prince George Wharf, in the heart of downtown Nassau, making it one of the most conveniently located piers in all cruisedom.

PHOTOS: Tennis In Vermont

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Whether you're a beginner or advanced player the summer tennis camps/programs at the Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Vermont can help you hone your game -- and there are fringe benefits.

Off the Grid: Luxury or Necessity?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

We have no use for leisure when it takes us 10 days to clear our way to leave and 10 days to catch back up when we return from our supposed vacation, where we answered texts and emails just to be sure we could afford to relax.

Travel Innovations: A Wish List

William D. Chalmers | Posted 10.10.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Some have argued that we have entered the Golden Age of Travel, with more of the world open to travelers today than ever before and our ability to go anywhere (relatively cheaply and safely) beyond compare. But a traveler can still dream, right?