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Summer Vacation

My Summer Work-cation

Jim Joseph | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Jim Joseph

Just because we decide to take PTO doesn't mean the rest of the working world acknowledges it. The demands keep coming, even with an OOO message activated.

My Summer On Social Media Vs. My Summer In Real Life

Jenn Delekta | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Jenn Delekta

After going through all the pictures on my phone and reminiscing over the good times we had over the summer, I realized the photos I posted on Facebook and Instagram weren't exactly showing the whole truth about my summer events.

6 Ways to Chill Out in Brittany, France

Fathom | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel

With a romantic landscape of frothy inlets, verdant cliffs, and seaside cottages speckled with orange moss and honeysuckle, off-season or in, Brittany's Emerald Coast is the ultimate escape for rest, relaxation, and serious shellfish.

Why Playa Rincon Is the Best Beach in the World

Sonia Gil | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

I have been to MANY beaches in my life, but not many have left me speechless. I came to Dominican Republic in search for the perfect beach, and behold - it has been found!

Dave Jamieson

Americans Believe Paid Vacation Should Be A Worker's Right | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of requiring large U.S. employers to provide their workers with at least some paid vacation ti...

When Mommy Cries

Katia Bishops | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

My little brother and I were in the bath and we were having so much fun, you know, splashing water at each other and emptying water buckets on the floor. And then I thought of a really cool game, really, it was the COOLEST game.

A Return to Camp: The Ideal Summer Vacation

Nola Weinstein | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Nola Weinstein

Sure, there's the Full Moon party in Koh Phangan, Yacht Week in Croatia, desert dancing at Burning Man, and the allure of Ibiza, but there is nothing like the simplicity of camp.

A Mother's Summer Heart

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

How is it possible to be ready for something to end, yet not really wanting it to? To feel like time goes by too fast and too slow all at once?

Why You Should Spend Next August In Paris

Lynne Martin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

When we announced that we would spend June through August in Paris this year I could see dismay in our friends' eyes. Even though most were too polite to say anything, I knew they were thinking, 'Oh, my God, August in Paris? Really? It's going to be jungle hot with no air conditioning, it will be jammed with unwashed tourists, and you won't have anything to eat because EVERYONE knows Parisians evacuate in August.'

An Ode To The Breezy, Short Dress, Because Summer's Nearly Over

The | Megan Mayer | Posted 08.24.2014 | Style

It came, it saw, it conquered. Maybe a little too swiftly for our liking. We hate to admit that summer is drawing to a close, because that means fe...

Don't Mourn the End of Summer

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

We spend the first half of summer trying to get to as many beaches as possible and eating too much ice cream, and the second half mourning summer's early demise.

Diet Derailed? How to Get Back on Track After Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Go ahead and enjoy that extra cocktail while on vacation. It is very important to not agonize over unhealthy choices made on summer holidays. Compassion, positive thinking and an "I can" attitude is what will ultimately act as the motivation to tip the scales back in the right direction.

Today I Glimpsed Total Joy

Angela Keck | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

When was the last time I was that carefree? When was the last time I gave up total control over myself and let life, or friends, bounce me around? When was the last time I felt that joyously happy and filled with total abandon?

These Photos Prove Summer Is Magical Around The World

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

When Henry James wrote the lines, "Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English langu...

Why Do Iguanas Have Two Penises?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

The 7 Stages of Summer Vacation

Chara Campanella | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Chara Campanella

You are going on vacation! As many parents have noted in the past, vacationing with kids is just parenting in a different location with fewer resources and more expense, but it's still crazy exciting. You are going someplace else! You might take a plane!

A Letter to The Parents of the Golf Cart Kids

Cort Ruddy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

I've seen your kids zooming around, going the places they think they need to get as quickly as possible. I'm not writing to say they're going too fast, which they probably are. Or that the buzzing is ruining our family's quiet vacation, which it likely is. I'm writing on behalf of your kids.

The End of Summer Family Vacation Survival Guide

Uloop | Posted 08.11.2014 | College

Summer is also the time most students go home, which results in their parents wanting to take the two words many college kids really don't want to hear: (a) family vacation.

Why You Should Hit The Reset Button In Your Brain

The New York Times | Daniel J. Levitin | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

THIS month, many Americans will take time off from work to go on vacation, catch up on household projects and simply be with family and friends. And m...

Out of the Suburbs and into the Woods: A Haiku Diary

Peyton Price | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Truth: Family vacations are a whirlwind of frantically keeping your people entertained and happy when what you want is to be bored. Just for 10 minutes. One minute. One second.

There's No Place Like HOME

Laurie Schacht | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

A family staycation is all about doing things together -- whether it's cooking, gardening, playing or creating an adventu

Inside France's Swanky Five-Star Family Camps

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel

SAINT-JUST-LUZAC, France (AP) — One son's conquering a waterslide. The other's at the soccer pitch leading French, British and Dutch teammates to vi...

Americans Are Overworked But Aren't Taking Time Off. What Gives?

Sara Horowitz | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Sara Horowitz

The American economy is experiencing a sea change -- and if you're still working in the old economy, you know more than anyone that something's gotta give.

5 Ways to Keep Summer Alive

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Amy E. Goodman

I'm too busy hacking up watermelons, doing loads of pool towel laundry and rolling my vegetarian sushi to have time to kickback in an Adirondack chair.