Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 25, 2013 President Obama is expected to name five new national monuments on Monday. In addition to historical significance and land preservation, national monuments can boost local economies through tourism.
Feb 8, 2013 You don’t have spend big to earn enough reward points for a free trip. But there are risks to getting credit cards just for their bonus points.
Jan 18, 2013 Hawaii, Australia and Italy top the list of America's dream destinations.
Dec 14, 2012 More Americans are using less vacation time. Are people too stressed and too cash-strapped to coordinate a getaway or are employers making it more difficult to take time off?
Nov 27, 2012 A survey finds people will leave an average of nine days of paid vacation unused this year. The stress that comes from not taking a break can affect their health.
Oct 25, 2012 Ski resorts are opening today in some parts of California after an early storm dumped several feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Today's open at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe is the earliest open in 51 years.
Sep 11, 2012 The famous national park has eight cases of the rare pulmonary virus with three deaths so far -- and is alerting tens of thousands of summer visitors they may be at risk. Campsites were easy to get over the Labor Day weekend.
Aug 7, 2012 Congress is off on vacation until Labor Day. Robert Reich says a mandatory three weeks off would be good for all of us -- and the economy, too.
Aug 7, 2012 Lake Arrowhead was developed nearly a century ago as a mountain summer resort for Southern Californians. The activities are the same, but how and when vacationers come to the resort has changed.