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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 | Posted 11.13.2012 | Travel

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?

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.

PHOTOS: 6 Castles For Game of Thrones Themed Getaways

Home Away | Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Gather your loyal family and friends to rent out one of these amazing castles and have it all to yourselves. Live like a Lannister.

'A (Very) Little R&R'

Ron Brounes | Posted 09.22.2012 | Parents
Ron Brounes

Once kids enter the equation, the whole dynamic completely changes and the term "vacation" no longer applies.

The New York Finger Lakes: Mother Nature's Handprint (PHOTOS)

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.20.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Today this beautiful region -- dotted with historic cities, vast farmland, vineyards, dramatic gorges and waterways -- is a fun place to visit for all kinds of reasons.

Jon Ward

Obama And Romney Grasp For Voters Attention During Summer By Talking Vacations | Jon Ward | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

POLAND, Ohio -- The presidential campaign may be hitting high gear, but many Americans are still occupied with other things during the summertime. ...

More Bosses Than Workers Taking Vacations

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

For many American workers, heading out of town on vacation may be more dream than reality. Thirty-eight percent of American workers said they were...

The No-Vacation Nation

William D. Chalmers | Posted 08.25.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Seems our Calvinist Puritan-inspired work ethic, in pursuit of that growing more and more elusive American Dream, is getting the better of us. Long gone is that great American motto of getting away from it all.

WATCH: Anguilla's Nearly Perfect Beaches

Karen Schaler | Posted 01.03.2013 | Travel
Karen Schaler

Anguilla's beaches are among the best in the world.

National Sharing Day Invites Travelers To Home Swap

Shelley Miller | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Shelley Miller

Today, the United Kingdom will celebrate its first National Sharing Day, established by The People Who Share. This organization is a trail blazing movement dedicated to building a global marketplace of sharing.

International Kid-Friendly Destinations From Travel Expert Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Seth Kugel, author of The New York Times Frugal Traveler blog, shared some of his best tips to help parents identify child-friendly destinations for i...