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Squaw Valley hopes for boost after early storm

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.
Posted In: vacation, weather, skiing

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.
Posted In: vacation, summer vacation

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.
Posted In: vacation, summer vacation, Travel, tourism, Lake Arrowhead

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

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