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Frugal travels

Aug 3, 2012
Meg Favreau of Wisebread.com shares tips on how to travel well without emptying your wallet.
Posted In: vacation, traveling, frugal, budget

The joys of unplugging

Aug 3, 2012
Writer Jen Miller used to dread being away from her e-mail inbox. But after taking a real vacation, her attitude about unplugging has changed.
Posted In: vacation, unplugging

Are Americans overworked?

Jul 27, 2012
Europeans get a minimum of three weeks of paid vacation, but many Americans get none. While Americans may work more, it doesn't necessarily mean they're being more productive.
Posted In: employment, stress, productivity, vacation, Europeans

It's summertime -- but less than it used to be

Jul 18, 2012
It's the heart of summer, and beaches are crowded. But school schedules, worries about work and even the weather are eating away at summer vacations.
Posted In: summer, vacation, Travel

Europeans get vacation 'do-over'

Jul 6, 2012
In Europe, high courts have upheld workers' right to reclaim vacation days marred by illness or injury.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, vacation, vacation days, euro, Eurozone

More capacity, more extra fees lift cruise industry

Jun 22, 2012
The cruise business is emerging from the down economy thanks to lower fuel prices, bigger boats and more fees for perks like alcohol and excursions.
Posted In: vacation, cruise, Travel

National parks brace for record crowds

Apr 20, 2012
Yosemite ranger Kari Cobb talks about how the national parks are preparing for their upcoming week of free admission.
Posted In: National Park Service, yosemite, vacation

Switzerland agrees to cap vacation days

Mar 13, 2012
In a national vote, the Swiss just decided against making employers give all workers an extra two weeks of paid vacation every year.
Posted In: Switzerland, vacation

Americans and the vacation conundrum

Feb 15, 2012
American workers get the least amount of guaranteed paid holiday and vacation time compared to the rest of the world, and many don't even take their allotted time off, thanks to pressure from employers.
Posted In: vacation days, vacation

Mid-day Extra: What the U.S. gives up for vacation

Dec 2, 2011
A recent report says that Americans gave up $34.3 billion worth of vacation days this year.
Posted In: vacation days, vacation

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