Here’s a fun open thread for today: What is your fantasy vacation these days? Where are you itching to go once the pandemic is over? (With all of the consequences of climate change, fires, and more, has anything moved higher on your list?) Another fun question: What are you doing to get your travel fix … Read More about What’s Your Fantasy Vacation in 2020?
How have your vacation plans changed in 2020? Where were you going to go in 2020; where ARE you going in 2020, and, if you’re planning for future travel, where and when are you going?
How much do you worry about personal safety on trips — and what do you do about it? These are some of the (maybe weird, maybe crazy) things I do to help myself feel safe while traveling — but I’d love to hear yours.
Have you ever taken a vacation alone? (Where did you go?)
Gearing up for summer travel — and looking forward to decompressing by the pool or beach with a great book? Let’s talk about favorite beach reads — and listens — and binge watching…
How often do you “repeat” vacations — and how did you find the one you wanted to repeat all the time? Have you been surprised by any vacations you took or activities you did? Or, on the flip side, are all of your “vacations” going to bridal showers and the like?
How many vacation days did you use this year, readers — and what did you DO with your vacation? As this year comes to a close, it’s always a great idea to review your vacation days to make sure you’re using them properly (especially if they’re use-or-lose!), and we’d love to hear how many of … Read More about How Many Vacation Days Did You Use This Year?
What’s everyone doing for the long weekend coming up? In general, how do you like to spend long weekends like this, and what historically has been your best long weekend ever? What are your best tips for how to make the most of a long weekend if you don’t have plans? For my $.02, I’ve … Read More about How to Make the Most of a Long Weekend
We haven’t talked about how to plan a vacation in years, so here’s a fun topic for today: how do you simplify travel planning — i.e., take the stress out of vacation planning? Do you repeat trips? Copy a friend’s (or blogger’s) itinerary? Use a travel agent? Do you have any “done and DONE” kind … Read More about How to Take the Stress Out of Vacation Planning (Open Thread)
After most of us just enjoyed a four-day weekend (or turned it into an even longer break — lucky you), it’s time to go back to work and … talk about winter vacation strategies! In the wintertime, do you prefer to escape the cold and snow by going somewhere warm with beautiful beaches, or are … Read More about The Best Winter Vacation Strategies
Here’s a fun question for today: what’s your vacation money strategy? What’s your overall strategy about vacations and budgets — how do you plan to budget while on vacation — and how do you pay for vacation? There are a lot of questions here, such as: Overall vacation money strategy: What do you consider getting … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: What’s Your Vacation Money Strategy?
2020 Update: We stand by this advice on specialty vacation packages for busy women, but you may want to check out our newer advice on travel companies that plan surprise vacations. Travel planning can be a lot of fun, but it’s also time-consuming — and stressing out about a vacation kind of defeats the purpose. Vacation packages take almost all … Read More about 4 Types of Vacation Packages for Busy Women