Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hawaii tourism study finds more vacation rentals

Hawaii tourism study finds more vacation rentals
Joseph Toy, CEO of Hospitality Advisors, said vacation rental, bed-and-breakfast and time-share accommodations have been growing rapidly over the past 10 years. Many visitors have come to Hawaii repeatedly and find they don't want to stay in hotels as …
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Consumer Watch: Last chance for vacation
Brooke Ferencsik, a TripAdviser spokesperson, said, “Twenty percent said it's a guilt thing; they feel this need to check in on vacation. And then another one in five people said they really think their boss expects them to be checking in and working …
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Restaurant fails to reopen after 'vacation' closing
OXFORD — Residents and town officials are scratching their heads over the sudden closing of a local Italian restaurant. Rolando's, the restaurant and bar at 143 Oxford Road, was "closed for vacation," according to the letterboard sign out front a few …
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Drunken British Tourists Are Ruining Greek Vacation Spots

Drunken British Tourists Are Ruining Greek Vacation Spots
Laganas is a sun-kissed village on the Greek island of Zante. It's the kind of vacation destination where it takes ten minutes to get drunk, another ten to reach orgasm, and an eternity to get over all the horrible things you've done to both your body …
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Kim Kardashian Shares Bikini TBT Photos From Her Mexico Vacation
The reality star posted a handful of snapshots from her vacation last week in Punta Mita, Mexico. In the photos, Kardashian appears in a bright red bikini while paddleboarding on the ocean with a friend. Alas, the 33-year-old was not the best at the …
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Selena Gomez: So Happy After 'Peaceful' Trip With Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber, 20, and Selena Gomez's romantic vacation in Canada has come to an end, but fret not. According to the “Come & Get It” singer's Instagram profile, it appears as though she and Justin had such a great time together. In fact, the getaway …
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Ritzy R&R: Glitzy Vacation Spots Of The Rich And Famous

Ritzy R&R: Glitzy Vacation Spots Of The Rich And Famous
… the rich and famous. But where exactly can you spot stars like Leonard DiCaprio, Jay Z and Beyoncé sipping champagne and catching some rays at a plush resort or their holiday homes? takes you on an A-list vacation around the world.
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How climate change could ruin your Hawaii vacation
Climate change may just threaten your dream trip to Hawaii. A new report from the University of Hawaii says the state's tourism industry must start preparing for the effects of climate change. By Associated Press August 27, 2014. close. Honolulu …
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Vacation Goes On For Tourists in Napa After Quake Despite Serious Damage
The Carpe Diem wine bar was among the Napa buildings designated as “uninhabitable.” (Photos: Bill Fink). In downtown Napa, a dozen reporters lined up in front of the same damaged building, giving alarming reports to the cameras about the most severe …
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Prince Harry and New Girlfriend Camilla Thurlow Enjoy Romantic Vacation in St

Prince Harry and New Girlfriend Camilla Thurlow Enjoy Romantic Vacation in St
The cuties have been staying at a friend's luxury villa and have barely left the premises while on vacation, a source tells E! News. Instead of going out to clubs or restaurants, the lovebirds have been spending every minute together by the pool and …
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5 Scientific Reasons A Beach Vacation Is Necessary For Your Health
We're connected to water from the onset of life. Babies' bodies are 75 percent water. As we age, we become drier (only 60 percent), but our brains are still three-fourths water and even our bones are 31 percent water. The brain, which rests in a kind …
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When Tragedy Hits, Should a President Forgo Vacation?

When Tragedy Hits, Should a President Forgo Vacation?
The criticism of President Obama's golfing vacation at a time of tragedy is misguided. If we want sound decisions from our presidents, we need to allow them some relief from their crushing responsibilities. At the height of the Vietnam War, James B …
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President Obama has spent less time on vacation than his predecessors did
During his eight years in office, Bill Clinton spent all or part of 174 days on vacation. Of those, 100 days were summers in Martha's Vineyard or Jackson Hole, Wyo. And Ronald Reagan spent all or part of 349 days at his ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., …
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The Note: Vacation Ends for Obama
THE PRESIDENT RETURNS: President Obama is back at the White House after another week in Martha's Vineyard (and, as Politico described it, a “vacation from Hell”). Marine One touched down on the South Lawn just after 10:20 p.m. last night, concluding …
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Lastest Vacation News

Congress takes vacation while our forests burn
Congress is in recess, but our forests still are burning. Our senators and representatives blew out of Washington, D.C. for their annual summer vacation, without taking action on any of a number of common-sense proposals to rework how we pay for …
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How to Vacation for Next to Nothing as a Mystery Shopper
The Chulews — Mike, Rebecca and 2-year-old Veronica — recently went on a summer vacation for practically free. ABC wn real money sk 140819 16×9 608 How to Vacation for Next to Nothing as. The Chulews of Texas have performed about 150 mystery …
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Obama joins long line of vacationing presidents
No president ever enjoys a carefree vacation. Global hot spots and domestic problems frequently intrude. That's unquestionably true this year, as President Obama spends downtime on Martha's Vineyard. Through it all though, Mr. Obama, as all presidents …
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Americans are taking fewer vacations

Americans are taking fewer vacations
If "National Lampoon's Vacation" had been shot today, he just couldn't have taken the time off work. That's according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show that Americans are taking fewer, shorter vacations. Workers pay a career …
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Kendra Wilkinson, Hank Baskett's Costa Rica Vacation Was Just for the Cameras
Kendra Wilkinson is one good actress. Earlier this month, the reality TV star, 29, was seen on vacation in Costa Rica with her family, amidst major, public troubles in her marriage. While she looked happy with her husband Hank Baskett, sources tell Us …
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Presidential Vacation Winds Down
After a brief sojourn to Washington, D.C., early this week, President Obama arrived back on the Island Tuesday to finish his Vineyard vacation with his family. This marks the fifth summer during his presidency that President Obama and his family have …
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Most Americans work on vacation, new TripAdvisor survey finds

Most Americans work on vacation, new TripAdvisor survey finds
According to the poll, 77 percent of U.S. respondents reported that in the last year, they worked while on vacation. Compare that to an average of 40 percent who said they worked while away of nine other countries included—with respondents from …
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Police volunteers ready to keep home safe during your vacation
Spokane police want to help you feel better about taking your vacation by having senior volunteers with the department stopping by to check on your place while you're out of town, free of charge. These senior volunteers do a lot to improve their community.
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Crimea: A Vacation From Hell
KERCH, Crimea — After Russian President Vladimir Putin wrested the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine this year, declared it part of Russia (again), and called on true patriots to vacation on its beaches this summer, he waxed a little apologetic about the …
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These 6 Presidential Beach Homes Prove The Perfect Vacation Home Is On The

These 6 Presidential Beach Homes Prove The Perfect Vacation Home Is On The
Though Obama's Martha's Vineyard retreat comes foremost to mind, journalist and writer Lawrence L. Knutson, author of the soon-to-be-released "Away From The White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations", reminds us that stately vacation …
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President Obama did not pick a good week to go on vacation
For three years in a row, Obama's Christmas vacation to Hawaii was delayed because of fiscal faceoffs on Capitol Hill. In 2012, he skipped a summer vacation because of the presidential campaign. And earlier this year, Obama was chided for proceeding …
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President Obama Heads Back to DC, Takes Brief Break From “Vacation From Hell”
It seems President Barack Obama is giving up, no longer trying to pretend that he is able to have any kind of a normal vacation during his planned break in Martha's Vineyard. Obama wanted to catch a two-week break with his family in what has become a …
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Use your brain. Take a vacation.

Use your brain. Take a vacation.
Just before he flew off to Martha's Vineyard for a two-week vacation, President Barack Obama fielded some questions about the U.S. military campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq. We imagine that he also had Syria (rebels besieged in Aleppo), …
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For City Dwellers, Stargazing Can Make For A Stellar Vacation
When was the last time you looked at the Milky Way? Or saw the shape of Cassiopeia? If you live in a city, you might not even remember. In the world's most populated areas, air and light pollution obscure the sight of thousands of stars once visible to …
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