Our Vacations, Ourselves

Arthur C. Brooks has an op-ed in the Times examining various studies that look at our relationship with vacations and what they reveal about us.

Canadians Love Vacationing in the U.S.

“Canadians visit the U.S. more than Americans visit Canada.”

Taking Advantage Of Friends In Faraway Places

Getting some Spanish sunshine on our British skin was delightful. Even better, it was a real bargain.

Vacation Economics vs. Real Life Economics

In vacation economics, money is fluid and everlasting. In real life economics, spending is limited. Same rules apply for calories consumed.

What Makes a Vacation?

Since it’s Travel and Vacation Month here at The Billfold, I’d like to ask all of you: what makes a vacation? It’s something I’m thinking about this summer, as I try to figure out whether I’m going to take a vacation or whether the travel I already have planned “counts” as vacation.

Freelancers, Take the Vacation Too

I’m going on vacation from January 31-February 8 (the JoCo Cruise) and I’m estimating I’ll miss out on at least $1,000 in income unless I try to write a bunch of it in advance.

The Beach: A Bargain or A Bummer?

Stranded at SeaWorld vs Whale Watching

Budgeting for Vacations, Other People’s Weddings, and Other Summer Stuff (Yay Summer!)

Vacations I’ve Taken And What They’ve Cost Me

The week before we left for Hawaii, someone stole my debit card and spent what little I had in my checking account at a Target somewhere in the middle of the country. I spent hours on the phone to the bank, trying to figure out if I would have money before getting on a plane and zipping off to an island where I presumed I’d need to spend money.