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When Did Americans Stop Dreaming of Leisure Time?

In the 1950s, we thought we'd have 30-hour workweeks by now: Matt Novak

(Newser) - "Tell your children not to be surprised if the year 2000 finds 35 or even a 20-hour work week fixed by law." That prediction was made by the AP in 1950. In 1967, Walter Cronkite predicted we'd also be enjoying month-long vacations by the year 2000. Today,... More »

Staycations Rule Labor Day Weekend

Recession prompts many to cut out leisure travel

(Newser) - Many Americans feeling the bite of the recession will forgo a Labor Day getaway this weekend, instead opting for stay-at-home activities, Bloomberg reports. AAA predicts that weekend travel will fall by 13% from last year. “We need to be a little bit more reserved with the times the way... More »

Fishing Hooks Cash-Strapped

Growing number of Americans going fishing as times get tougher

(Newser) - The floundering economy means boom times for America's angling industry, Reuters reports. Bait-shop owners say they've had one of the best winters in memory as layoffs and cutbacks give workers a lot more free time to fish. Families are finding a day fishing makes a good alternative to costlier outings—... More »

Tips for Frequent Fliers

Some ways to get more out of your miles

(Newser) - You sat in plenty of stuffy cabins to earn those frequent-flier miles: make sure you get a good trip out of them. Travel and Leisure runs down the best ways to earn miles and use them efficiently.
  1. Stick with one airline: The more you commit to a single airline, the
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DC the Most 'Walkable' City

Brookings Institution puts capital first, then Boston and San Francisco

(Newser) - Which city gives those who prefer to travel by foot the most opportunities in terms of work and play? The Brookings Institution crunched some numbers to come up with the nation's most "walkable" cities. DC leads the way. Here's the top 10:
  1. Washington, DC
  2. Boston
  3. San Francisco
  4. Denver
  5. Portland
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