A vacation or holiday is a leave of absence from a regular occupation, or a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family.
The concept of taking a vacation is a recent invention, and has developed through the last two centuries. Historically, the idea of travel for recreation was a luxury that only wealthy people could afford (see Grand Tour). In the Puritan culture of early America, taking a break from work for reasons other than weekly observance of the Sabbath was frowned upon. However, the modern concept of vacation was led by a later religious movement encouraging spiritual retreat and recreation. The notion of breaking from work periodically took root among the middle and working class.
In the United Kingdom, vacation once specifically referred to the long summer break taken by the law courts and then later the term was applied to universities. The custom was introduced by William the Conqueror from Normandy where it facilitated the grape harvest. In the past, many upper-class families moved to a summer home for part of the year, leaving their usual home vacant.
Vacation is the second studio album by the American rock band The Go-Go's, released in 1982 on the I.R.S. Records label. The album reached No. 8 in the U.S.Billboard 200, and was certified gold. The title track was a U.S. summer smash, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard pop singles chart. The Go-Go's were riding high at the time of the album's first release, their future to all outward appearances looking bright. Future problems were beginning to take shape, as the members' drug use and internal fighting began to escalate.
Besides the title track, two more singles were pulled from the album at the time: "Get Up and Go" and "This Old Feeling", which were minor hits in the United States. A fourth song featured on the album, the cover version of the 1960s hit "Cool Jerk", appeared as a single in 1991 to promote the band's first compilation album, Greatest. The single "Vacation" was also issued as what was perhaps the first cassette single ever.
The song "Speeding," which is not on the album, is a Caffey/Wiedling composition that was used as B-side of the single for "Get Up and Go," and is also part of the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack.
The awards, which are based on reviews written by Tripadviser users, acknowledge the most popular or trending cities or countries — as we mentioned last week — but they also give a nod to other types of vacation destinations. You know, the ones chosen by foodies, culture vultures and lovers of all things outdoors. Which is to say, us ... 9.
Location\u2013 PriyaComplex, Market 28, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi Tabula Beach Cafe View this post on Instagram A post shared by TabulaBeach Cafe (@tabulabeach)\u00a0 As the name suggests, the cafe has a beach theme which gives true vacation vibes.
“Homeowners spent lots of time, money and effort over the last eighteen months improving their backyards to make them an extension of their homes so they could work, cook, exercise and even vacation outdoors ...Lines between the indoors and the outdoors continue to blur ... Offices turn to the outdoors ... Outdoor entertainment evolves.
Not only that ... “When we were kids, our parents took us camping, so we have always enjoyed the outdoors,” Shaun says ... As Arabella and Matthew grew into more confident hikers, the family started tackling more challenging outdoor adventures, like Shasta and Baldy. The Adamses go on four hikes a month, and more when they are on vacation ... Tags. Family ... ....
The 2023 TennesseeVacationGuide is now available. The interactive guide is designed to help travelers choose their own vacation, whether the goal is spending time in the great outdoors, sampling world-famous cuisine, listening to legendary live music or chasing adventures in a theme park ... WINTER WORKSHOP SERIES -- Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St.
26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --�CascadeVacation Rentals, the largest property manager on the North Shore, recently added the 72 units of the�Poplar River Condos at Lutsen, to their portfolio ... During COVID Cascade Vacation Rentals business increased more than 20 percent with prolific access to open spaces, outdoor activities and accessible private homes.
The official 2023 TennesseeVacationGuide is available now to help plan visits in the Volunteer State... The guide can help “visitors choose their own Tennessee vacation, from the great outdoors to world-famous cuisine, or legendary live music to thrilling theme parks,” the release notes.
An outdoor enthusiast, avid climber, ski buddy, and mountain man are some of the many ways family, friends, and loved ones will remember Buttermilk ski instructor Dave Turner... As a result, most of their family vacations centered around the outdoors, whether hiking, biking, skiing, or climbing.
Whether it’s flying to those once-in-a-lifetime events or hosting group celebrations at a vacation rental home, travelers are no longer adapting to the next new normal, but creating their own status quo altogether ...Kitchen credentials are a must with travelers looking to plate up at their own convenience in a private vacation home.
Many of us are looking ahead, still planning/dreaming about what we will do for summer recreation/vacation/fun. We know the outdoors is better physically and mentally than indoors when we can take advantage of it ... MacMullan Conference Center, Outdoor AdventureCenter, and Holly OaksORVPark.
There was a nice lady who lived in a shoe - or at least stayed in one on vacation, because the historic Haines Shoe House can now be booked as a short-term rental ... Aside from the fun interior, the vacation rental offers an outdoor fire pit, hot tub and a picnic area.
The couple looked frosty and distant on January 8 as they spoke by the pool during their summer vacation, where they were joined by Today host Karl Stefanovic, his wife - and Yarbrough's sister - Jasmine, as well as celebrity accountant Anthony Bell... during their summer vacation.
20-22 with its varied presentation of fishing and hunting gear, boats, RVs, travel and outdoor products ... In addition to fishing tackle, outdoor products and art, visitors can also book their next vacation to Alaska, Canada, Africa or New Zealand at the event.