TRAVEL MODE Day 10: Pre-Baby Vacations (aka Babymoon)
What is a "Babymoon?"
There are a couple of meanings. This term first became popular in the mid-1990's, and has brought on a new level of vacations.
One meaning includes both parents taking time off... Posted on 12/8/13 at 2:11 PM
THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA Off for a break
If you have been reading my blog for a while (and thanks, if you have!) you may know that every fall, Trevor and I take a four-day weekend and spend it at the lake, just the two of us. It's usually th... Posted on 9/18/13 at 6:49 AM
THE NEW FORTY We chose the bags...
We safely navigated our way back to North Dakota today via a 6:15 AM flight that started out of Philly. I can attest that an evening that ends at 11:30 and a next morning that starts at 2:30 makes for... Posted on 8/4/13 at 10:07 PM
GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD BUSINESS Mindfulness
Remember the days when summer seemed to stretch ahead of you like a blank canvass waiting to be filled with adventures and magical moments? Childhood summers were a time to slow down, relax, and enjoy... Posted on 7/25/13 at 10:20 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Vacation?... Posted on 6/21/13 at 8:28 AM
The new executive director of the Buffalo City Tourism Foundation in Jamestown says the biggest challenge in his new job will be getting people to look beyond their preconceived notions about North Dakota.
If a late fall or winter getaway without venturing too far is on your agenda, Itasca State Park north of Park Rapids, Minn., is offering reduced rates in the Itasca Suites, its Douglas Lodge six-plex, through May 19.
Airlines are reserving a growing number of window and aisle seats for passengers willing to pay extra. That's helping to boost revenue but also making it harder for friends and family members who don't pay this fee to sit next to each other. At the peak of the summer travel season, it might be nearly impossible.
Air Force One landed just before daybreak in Washington this morning after an overnight flight from the island of Oahu. The president is returning from vacation the same day Republican presidential candidates square off in the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest of the 2012 campaign. Obama plans to make his presence in the campaign known quickly.
So, you’ve planned a wonderful road trip away for the weekend.
You’ve timed your lights to throw off would-be burglars. You’ve stopped the newspaper so they don’t pile up on your porch. You’ve even asked a friend to move your car every once in a while to make it look like you’re home.
But have you tweeted lately?
Saving money on a summer vacation used to be a matter of personal discretion.
Today, it's a science, part of a massive U.S. travel-advice industry with thousands of analysts, organizations, publications and Web sites.
Families across the country are trying to find a way to swing a summer vacation in difficult times. It’s a challenge, but with a little creativity and compromise, many are finding ways to make it happen.
Here are some of the tactics that can help:
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