Tag Archive: vacation

May 19 2014

Vacation Costs: Keep a lid on it

Summer vacation is right around the corner. I’m not a big believer in pre-planning every single detail – sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you’ll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window. You do have …

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Jun 04 2013

Money still can’t buy happiness: And we finally have a nation that’s taking that reality to heart.

What makes us happy? In America, we’ve been asking this question ever since 1776, the year we declared for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Back then, Americans seeking more happiness had little more than guesswork to go by. Now we have help: a new science of happiness with years of research findings behind …

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May 28 2012

Make your vacation security checklist

By Jason Alderman With summer vacation right around the corner, you’re probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new bathing suits and finishing up work projects. But before you completely check out, take a few minutes to review a few financial safeguards that could save you a ton of grief and money – and protect your …

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May 15 2012

Avoid rude rental car surprises

By Jason Alderman I’m usually a pretty savvy traveler, but a recent car rental mishap reminded me that even when you take every precaution, things still can go awry. While planning a family vacation to Panama, I searched online for rental cars. One lower-cost rental car agency I’d never used before offered a significantly lower …

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Mar 07 2012

Tour of Pacific Northwest and California scheduled

Travel with Collette Vacations and staff from the Parks Department to tour the Pacific Northwest and California Aug. 6-13, 2012.  The trip will include eight days of sight-seeing in Washington, Oregon and California, featuring Seattle, Mount St. Helens, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Newport, Bandon State Natural Area, Redwood National Park, Eureka, the Avenue of the …

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