Stories tagged: Vacation
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Spokane nurse saves woman from drowning in Maui
A woman’s vacation turned out to be less relaxing than expected, when the Spokane nurse saved a woman from drowning in Maui.
Sat., June 24, 2017
Minimize summer brain drain
Regardless of their socioeconomic background, they’ll forget two months’ worth of math instruction from the previous year by the time they return to classes.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Summer vacation? Lots of Americans say they can’t afford it
Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won’t be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can’t afford it, according …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Summer work perks: More than 40 percent of companies now offer warm-weather benefits
Leaving early on a Friday afternoon in June? There’s a growing chance your boss has endorsed it.
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
20 brilliant ways to save on summer travel
If you’re planning to head out on a summer vacation this year, you’re not alone. A 2017 AARP travel survey revealed that 99 percent of boomers intend to take at …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
State employees can take vacation days within first 6 months
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a law allowing new state employees to take vacation time within their first six months on the job.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Still checking work email on vacation? This employer says ‘Stop’
No-email vacation policies are one way employers are dealing with the stress of the modern workplace, where technology allows people to field work emails late into the night and first …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 4:14 a.m.
Report: 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million
As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubble
AMATRICE, Italy – A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 73 people were killed and …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods
Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
Front Porch: Finding enlightenment on family road trip
Scenic mountain vistas, mighty locomotives, a dash of dogs and a sprinkling of enlightenment – our recent road trip had it all.
Tue., June 21, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Are you a ‘work martyr’?
Millions of Americans aren’t taking all the vacation time they’ve earned – and that’s a commentary on America’s new work culture.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Cheap gas revives the great summer road trip
Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian latest names to visit Havana
Rap superstar Kanye West, his wife Kim Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family are the latest celebrities to visit Havana.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Front Porch: Swimsuit wasn’t the only vacation miracle
My most recent column was written the day we returned from Hawaii, and in my post-vacation fog, I forgot to include some important information.
Wed., March 30, 2016
Front Porch: Stories connect us, wherever we are
Whether at home or across the sea, it’s our stories that connect us.
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
Front Porch: Change of scenery good for us, and so is the planning
Looking forward to a trip is so wonderful for the brain and for personal outlook that it’s almost better than the event itself. Well, maybe not that good but darn …
Fri., July 31, 2015
‘Vacation’ can’t end too soon
If there were a 10th circle in Dante’s vision of Hell it would be reserved for movies like “Vacation.” Not only does the film feature a script that has less …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
Do your homework before entering second-home market
If the end of the summer rental season – extended in many areas by balmy weather – has you eyeing seemingly bargain properties, don’t get too carried away with the …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, 8:46 a.m.
Summer destinations range from peaks of Italy to waters of B.C.
Mid-afternoon and the air was filled with hot, sticky summer heat as we stepped out of the lower terminal of Linate Airport in Milan, Italy. I was with my climbing …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2013
Vacation rental coverage needs seasonal checkup
Now that Labor Day has wrapped up the last official weekend of the summer season, owners will begin to review how they can improve their vacation rentals for next year’s …
Sun., May 5, 2013
Do your homework before booking vacation
It’s May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you’re thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning – and some insider tips …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012
Front Porch: A big blues adventure in a small town
Some parents take their kids to Disneyland for vacation, some travel to the Oregon Coast, others prefer to go camping. We took our kids to Wallace, Idaho.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2012
Visit to Cuba is permissible, and fairly easy to do
CHICAGO – During her recent two-week trip to Cuba, Linda Rivers of Hayward, Calif., visited museums, walked along beaches, sipped rum and watched a professional baseball game. Just don’t call …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2011
A few easy-to-use stretches can keep your vacation relaxed
Long flights, lots of walking and constant kid activity can take all the fun out of any summer vacation. But there’s an easy remedy, and it can go wherever your …
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010, 8:39 p.m.
Sheriff regrets way vacation decision was made
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is frustrated and caught off-guard by the public reaction to the decision to allow Deputy Brian Hirzel to leave for vacation just hours after he …
Tue., July 28, 2009
Doug Clark: News as hard to escape as a speeding citation
Returning from vacation is always such an emotionally traumatic time. If President Barack Obama were smart, he’d scratch all that Cash for Clunkers nonsense and instead focus on a federal …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2008
The happiest place in the Happiest Place on Earth
We begin today’s tale with me swiping complimentary paper hand towels out of a fancy men’s room at Disneyland. I know that behavior sounds so unlike me – but it’s …