Step Out of the Office: 7 Most Relaxing Overseas Vacations

It's Monday, and your overbearing boss is at it again. Projects are stacking up, and coworkers are of little use. There are a lot of things at work that can begin to burn you out. That's why vacations are so important.A relaxing vacation can melt away work-related stress, clear your mind, and improve the quality of your life. If you need to get away from the rigors of the average workday, then step out of the office and consider these seven most relaxing overseas vacations....more

I took a vacation from social media

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Mommy Needs A Getaway Giveaway

 Mommy Needs A Getaway Giveaway All mommies need a break! Wouldn’t it be great to have a vacation? Get your entries in. ...more

Time Off?

As I prep to take a mini vacation out of the area I thought about September and my blog. I was very tempted to ask for the month off from blogging and promptly return October 1st. Yet, after doing some two thousand posts I feel I am already cheating my favorite Google Bot by posting about events happening with nonprofits I support. Can you be a real blogger and take time off ? Probably, but why do you need time away from posting information you would readily share in the grocery store line? ...more

I Yelled at a Stranger's Kid on Vacation

I've wanted to write about this for a while, but I've been sitting on it to decide whether or not I still felt justified in my actions, or if I was having a moment of poor judgment. Now that I'm a few weeks removed from the event, I'm going with the former. I yelled at a stranger's kid at the resort pool on vacation and I'm not sorry. I have two children of my own—and I use the term loosely because my "kids" are 13 and 16. Still, I understand that kids are free spirits, and vacation hysteria is a real thing. ...more
Thanks everyone for chiming in with your perspective. Of course addressing someone else's child ...more

What I Read on Vacation

As much as I love reading, it can be difficult to do all that much of it very often.  Generally, vacation is prime time for me to check off a few of the books on my list, and this year was no exception....more

How to Take Your Blog with You on Vacation

We hear all the time how important it is to keep your blog on a schedule, whether that means posting at 7am every Monday through Friday, or posting once a week at 5pm.  Whatever it is, regularity is key to let your readers know when to expect new content from you. On vacation though, that can be difficult.  It goes way beyond simply scheduling a post to go live each day, especially if you usually share your posts on social media, post photos, and interact on sites like Twitter and Facebook. ...more

Vacation Time!

Quintessential Andalucia - Vejer de la Frontera

Our final day in Spain was spent in (on?) a hillside village known as Vejer de la Frontera, just one of the many white-washed towns spread across southern Spain. The village was just over 30 minutes from Rota, making for a perfect afternoon. We arrived and proceeded to climb to the to the top, where we would then find ourselves in one of the prettiest areas of our trip....more
evamode23 Thank you! It is... I completely fell in love with southern Spain. Hopefully some day ...more