Airbnb gets a boost from close-to-home getaways

Jul 15, 2020
But low-cost summer vacations don't generate much profit for the company.
The company said most of its bookings have been in remote locations with guests only coming from a couple hundred miles away.
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Many Americans foregoing vacation

Apr 30, 2019
A new survey suggests that 35% of the American workers with paid vacation time plan to use less than half of it this year.
A new survey suggests that 35% of the American workers with paid vacation time plan to use less than half of it this year.
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How road trips changed America

Jul 3, 2018
... and how America changed road trips
Author Richard Ratay gets first chance behind the wheel during a family road trip to Santa’s Village in East Dundee Illinois in 1972. He is joined by his sister, Leslie, and two brothers, Mark (rear seat) and Bruce.
Courtesy of Richard Ratay

Do you want to build a ... ropes course?

Jul 9, 2015
Ski resorts are experimenting with warm weather attractions to bring in business.

It's illegal to work in August...for Congress

Jul 22, 2014
According to law, Congress is not permitted to work during the month of August.

How resorts ended up in those oval car decals

Jul 9, 2014
Decals originally to mark country-of-origin came to state resort-of-choice

Going unplugged for family vacation

Aug 1, 2013
What do you do when a family member has their face buried in a gadget during vacation?

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Summer becomes the season for college prep

May 6, 2013
As getting into college becomes ever more competitive, more students are spending the summers creating fodder for college applications.

Mandatory, extended vacation is good for the economy

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.

A summer resort adjusts to new vacation rhythm

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.