How many vacation days did you use this year, readers — and what did you DO with your vacation? As 2018 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 you … 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?
2017 Update: We stand by this advice on vacation packages for busy women — links have been updated below. 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 the planning out of the equation, and they don’t have to be the … Read More about 4 Types of Vacation Packages for Busy Women
This is the first in a new occasional Wednesday feature where we explore weekend-wear more in depth. I wouldn’t wear any of these to work, but if you’re on the hunt for a packing-friendly, easycare dress for any upcoming summer travel (or, hey, just brunch or other weekend activities), I thought we’d round up a … Read More about Weekend Wednesday: Stylish Travel Dresses
I was looking around the designer dresses and clothes at Nordstrom recently and found myself thinking, man, if I ever win the lottery I am immediately going to the closest Max Mara store. (Then I started debating myself — Akris Punto? Armani? Hmmn.) So I thought this might be a fun fantasy open thread today — what would … Read More about You’ve Just Won the Lottery. Like, a LOT. Now What? (Fantasy Open Thread)
2018 Update: We still love this poll and discussion about how much vacation time people took, but you may want to check out our most recent discussion of how many vacation days people used. As the close of 2015 is almost upon us, here’s a question: did you use your vacation time? If you did … Read More about Open Thread: Vacation Time
With holidays coming up, here’s a fun topic for today: let’s all share our vacation horror stories! What comically went wrong on your vacation? What was a rookie mistake and what was just one of those things? What would you do differently to plan your next vacation? My $.02: Last week, we went on a beach vacation with my … Read More about Vacation Horror Stories
What are your best tips for traveling solo, ladies? We’ve talked about how to plan a vacation and how to take vacation time without making yourself crazy, but we haven’t really discussed traveling alone as a woman. Particularly considering some folks may be in the midst of planning bar trips right now, I thought we’d discuss. Today’s tips for traveling … Read More about Guest Post: Tips for Traveling Solo
I’ve seen a lot of friends Facebooking and posting about holiday stress, so I thought we’d have a discussion about it today. Here are the questions: Do you get stressed out around the holidays, and why? (Seeing family? Leaving on vacation? Year-end office stress? Gifts?) How do you deal with the stress? (Mantras? Better personal … Read More about Dealing with Holiday Stress