Day: February 2, 2021

Six totally not-upsetting ways to celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day could normally be spent with family, gathered ’round the computer to plan the upcoming year’s travels. For the obvious reasons, it looks a little different this year.



diagram: NEW updated vacay day illustration


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NEW updated vacay day illustration

We aren’t spending the holiday daydreaming about a kayaking trip to Nova Scotia or eating goulash on the Danube. We’re sitting at home wondering things like, “When can we travel again?” and, “God? Is that you? Have you forsaken us?”

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But a holiday’s a holiday, and we’re going to find a way to celebrate without heading out

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Marshall football: Hula Bowl no vacation for Herd’s Beckett | Marshall University

HUNTINGTON — Marshall linebacker Tavante Beckett was in Hawaii this week, but it wasn’t for vacation.

The 2020 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year saw this week’s Hula Bowl as a major business trip in his quest to play in the NFL.

Beckett feels like he did exactly that after showcasing his skills this week in front of NFL scouts prior to Sunday’s 9:30 p.m. contest, seen on CBS Sports Network.

“It was personal for me to come out here and show them that I’m one of the best players in the country,” Beckett said. “To get that, I

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Column: A needlessly ruined Hawaii vacation, thanks to state’s rules

The government of Hawaii has just cost my wife and I a highly anticipated vacation, a celebration of my birthday there, two long travel days and several thousand dollars in plane fares — plus a level of extreme aggravation that will last a long, long time and cause us to reconsider any future Hawaii vacation plans.

We have traveled all the way from Michigan two to three times most years since purchasing timeshares there 15 years ago. We love Hawaii and would rather vacation there than almost anywhere else. But when Gov. David Ige imposed a quarantine on visitors (and

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Block your vacation to Puerto Rico in your calendar and you could win a trip with hotel accommodation included

It is no secret that 2020 was a challenging year for travelers and destinations alike. Many trips were canceled, airlines, hotels, restaurants and many others had their business cut short due to the pandemic. While COVID concerns are still affecting 2021 travel, Discover Puerto Rico and JetBlue have join forces to take you to paradise.

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You read it right, you can win a trip to Puerto Rico just by blocking off your time on your calendar and participating on the raffle.

The last Tuesday in January commemorates the National Plan for Vacation Day which encourages Americans to plan

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