Labor Day, meh? You’re not alone

Sep 3, 2018
Now that classes start mid-August for many schools in the United States, Labor Day weekend is less of a “Goodbye, sweet summer!” thing. Even the AAA has stopped predicting a traveler’s forecast. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
People head for trains in Grand Central Terminal as thousands of New Yorkers depart the city for Labor Day weekend on September 1, 2017 in New York City. One of the busiest travel days of the year, roads and trains are often packed to capacity as people look to enjoy the last summer weekend. 
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How to get the vacation you deserve

Ask a Manager's Alison Green explains how to plan for time off.
Comedian Hugh Lloyd and his wife, Carol, prepare to go to Australia in 1969.
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Ask a Manager: Get me my vacation!

Ask us all your questions about getting your vacation time and using it well.
Maybe your dream vacation spot is in Cyprus, like for this sunbathing couple.
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Been vacation shamed? It's on the rise

Sep 4, 2017
Millennials, who had a hard time finding jobs during the recession, are the least likely to take days off, a travel survey says.
Fewer than half of U.S. workers use their vacation days, a U.S. Travel Association survey says. Above, tourists sunbathe on the Magaluf beach in Mallorca.
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Why Americans should be taking more vacations

Jun 20, 2017
'There's a lot of work to be done' in office culture to make it OK to take time off, the Travel and Leisure editor tells us.
“The No. 1 reason actually why people don't take vacation days is that they're worried about the mountain of work that they're going to come back to,” says Nathan Lump, Travel and Leisure's editor-in-chief.
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The cost of summer child care

How does your family make things work during the long break from school?
Swim instructor Jessica Raya assists Derek Muniz, 4, as he works on using his hands and feet at the same time during a class Monday at Thomas Pool in Fort Hood, TX. 
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The history of the Las Vegas Strip is the history of how we vacation

May 15, 2017
The evolution of the Strip's architecture reflects how U.S. leisure trends have changed in the last several decades.
Neon signs advertising casinos and clubs on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Disrupting the hotel industry and urban economies

Jan 26, 2017
Leigh Gallagher dives into the story of Airbnb in her new book, looking at how a business idea turned into a multibillion-dollar company.
Co-founders of Airbnb Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nate Blecharczyk speak at a Q&A at the Los Angeles Theatre during Airbnb Open LA on Nov. 19, 2016, in Los Angeles.
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The Conversation: Work-life balance

It's a tricky balancing act between working hard and playing hard.
Surely it can't be as hard as this.
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