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
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)
How much vacation time have YOU taken this year?
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
2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion on how to plan a vacation like a boss (don’t miss the commenters’ advice!) — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussion about vacations and work, including how to take the stress out of vacation planning. It seems counter intuitive, … Read More about How to Plan a Vacation
With the Fourth of July right around the corner (and a nice four-day weekend for most US readers), I’m sure a lot of people have travel plans. For those of you who don’t, though, I thought we’d talk about staycations — what are your favorite things to do on staycations? For my $.02, I’ve enjoyed … Read More about How to Take Great Staycations
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on holidays, vacations, and office etiquette, but you may also want to check out our other posts on holiday business etiquette, or if you’re a working mom, check out our discussion over office etiquette, family vacations and coworker jealousy. I thought today might be an interesting open thread — … Read More about Holidays, Vacations, and Office Etiquette
A reader wrote in, wondering how to prepare for vacation so she could enjoy it: “I wind up working so many hours in preparation for vacation I am exhausted, grouchy, and usually sick when I leave. Then I spend the first part of my trip recovering.” YEP!
Update: We still stand by this discussion on what tricks and tips you use to prepare your workload for a vacation — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on vacations and work, including how to take a vacation without losing your mind. If you’re anything like we … Read More about How to Prepare Your Workload for Your Vacation