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10 Socially Distanced Spring Break Ideas

9 Socially Distanced Spring Break Ideas

By Aly Yale / March 5, 2021
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The pandemic may still be raging on, but that doesn’t mean spring break has to be a bust (again). With a little creativity, there are still plenty of spring break ideas and ways to enjoy a much-needed vacation without too much…

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7 Ways to Treat Yourself During a Staycation

7 Ways to Treat Yourself During A Staycation

By Tara Mastroeni / December 23, 2020
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In the age of COVID-19, going away on a vacation isn’t as feasible as it used to be. However, even if you’re using up your vacation days by taking a staycation this year, there are still things you can do…

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What to Say in Your Out-of-Office Email and Voice Messages When You Take Time Off

What to Say in Your Out-of-Office Email and Voice Messages When You Take Time Off

By Erin Ollila / December 18, 2020
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You’re finally taking some time off of work. Sure, your holidays this year won’t be spent sunning in the tropics or scaling an ice-capped mountain as you might have hoped, but you’ve got big plans for taking some down time…

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Need to Scratch That Travel Itch? 6 Virtual Vacation Ideas for the Whole Family

Need to Scratch That Travel Itch? 7 Virtual Vacations for the Whole Family

By Aly Yale / May 11, 2020
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The pandemic has made travel pretty difficult for the time being. Airports and crowded spaces are havens for the coronavirus, and if you want to keep your loved ones safe, steering clear of big museums, public landmarks, and busy theme…

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5 Ingredients for the Perfect Staycation

By Tim Coutis / July 2, 2019
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The key to having a revitalizing staycation is to prepare. Get household chores out of the way and take care of any unfinished business that might take away from your time off. Just as you would with any other vacation,…

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5 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacay (And Still Save for that House!)

By Aly Yale / May 13, 2019
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Just because you’re saving up to buy a house doesn’t mean you have to scrimp and penny-pinch at every turn. Even more importantly? It doesn’t mean skipping that much-needed summer vacation either. If you’re looking to buy a house but…

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Protect Your Home on Vacation

8 Ways to Safeguard Your Home While You’re on Vacation

By Aly Yale / July 3, 2018
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Summer’s finally here, and that means days spent lounging on the beach, jet-setting to tropical locations, and hitting the road for some fun with the fam. But don’t let all the summer freedom let you forget: you’ve got a serious…

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5 Great Places to Buy a Vacation Home for Summer Getaways

By Aly Yale / June 21, 2018
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You don’t have to break the bank to buy a vacation home. In fact, there are dozens of places across the U.S. where you can find an affordable summer getaway property. Think about it: A place to spend your spring breaks,…

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