Try Out a New Life By Going on Vacation

Each planned vacation I’ve taken in the past year or so has also felt like an effective way of trying out a new life.

The Cost of a Trip to Africa

In 2014, I took the most expensive and amazing vacation of my life. I visited Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia with my best friend.

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