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Vaxxed and Ready to Relax? These US Cities Are Waiting

San Francisco tops LawnStarter's list of best places for the vaccinated to enjoy summer vacation

(Newser) - Summer is here, and if you're cautiously starting to reemerge from the pandemic, you may wonder if it's possible to contemplate some well-deserved holiday time. LawnStarter answers that question for the fully vaccinated with its ranking of US cities ideal for "vaxcations." The site looked at...

3 Family Members Die in Resort Swimming Pool

They were visiting a resort in Spain

(Newser) - Three family members died Tuesday while vacationing at a Spanish holiday resort—all in the same swimming pool, the New York Times reports. The resort, Costa del Sol, says a 9-year-old British girl, her British father, and a 16-year-old American family member were found unresponsive in the pool. Authorities say...

UK Family 'Traumatized' After Arrest at US-Canada Border

Family of 5 detained in Pa. says they've been living a nightmare since accidentally crossing into America

(Newser) - A family vacation in Canada for a UK couple and their three kids has turned into a nightmare, leaving them locked up in a Pennsylvania detention center. The Washington Post reports on the plight of David and Eileen Connors, who say they were driving near the US border close to...

America's 10 Best Cities for 'Staycations'

Honolulu is No. 1

(Newser) - Looking to start your vacation as soon as you clock your last hour at work? WalletHub looks at the best cities for "staycations," looking at more than three dozen metrics in the "Recreation," "Food and Entertainment," and "Rest and Relaxation" categories. Virginia Beach,...

Judge Delays Sentencing So Criminal Can Go on Vacation

It would be a shame for him to miss that trip to Tenerife

(Newser) - What's more important: starting a prison sentence for five crimes—including possession of drugs, a stun gun, and an extendable baton—or going on your planned vacation to the Canary Islands? One judge in Wales apparently thinks the latter. He agreed to delay 51-year-old Colin Watson's sentencing until...

'Fit and Healthy' Spouses Die Within Hours While Vacationing

Family of John and Susan Cooper don't get how they died so suddenly after stay at Egyptian hotel

(Newser) - A UK couple's family wants answers after the pair suddenly died within hours of each other while vacationing in Egypt. Daughter Kelly Ormerod, who was on holiday with John Cooper, 69, and Susan Cooper, said to be in her early 60s, at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in Hurghada,...

His Epic Vacation Seemed Too Good to be True. It Was

Business partner of Chris Smith now faces trial for his murder

(Newser) - The emails from Chris Smith to family and friends began in June 2010 with seemingly happy news: The 30-year-old wrote that he was flush with $1 million cash after selling out his half of an ad company to his partner and was embarking on an epic world journey by yacht...

Battered Houston Donates $20K to Give Weather Guy a Break

GoFundMe page to send Jeff Lindner on vacation smashes its modest $4K goal

(Newser) - There amid the flooding, the loss, and the devastation of Hurricane Harvey was Houston meteorologist Jeff Lindner, working nonstop to give residents the latest on the storm. And rather than the more typical and cliched complaining about the weather man, a grateful populace decided to chip in to give Lindner...

Trump's First Presidential Vacation Is This Month

But exodus from DC may be partly due to renovations at White House

(Newser) - President Trump is getting ready to join the annual August exodus from the town he calls "the swamp." Trump is due to set out Friday on his first extended vacation from Washington since the inauguration—a 17-day getaway to his private golf club in central New Jersey, per...

Best, Worst US Cities for Your Staycation

One surprising state in particular dominates the worst rankings

(Newser) - Planning on taking some time off without leaving home? The beauty of a "staycation" is that you can get some R&R without having to travel far, or at all, though some cities are more conducive than others to kicking back locally. WalletHub looked at 150 of the biggest...

The Vacation Nation You'll Want Tickets For

Spain tops World Economic Forum's list of top countries for tourists

(Newser) - "Siestas before sangrias" is all we need to hear to get us to visit Spain, a perk noted by Travel + Leisure , but that's not the only reason it's at the top of the World Economic Forum's 2017 ranking of the best countries for tourism and...

Sisters Found Dead at Luxury Resort and No One Knows Why

Robin and Annie Korkki from Minnesota were found 'unresponsive' in Seychelles villa

(Newser) - Two sisters from Minnesota described by their brother as "experienced foreign travelers" were found dead last week while on vacation in the Seychelles, an archipelago off the east coast of Africa—and no one yet knows why, CBS Minnesota reports. Workers at the Maia Luxury Resort on the island...

Does This Photo Show Young Pickpocket in Action?

Reddit thinks yes, parents say no

(Newser) - An interesting post on Reddit is drawing attention as either a warning to tourists or warning about jumping to conclusions. As the Telegraph recounts, the story goes like this: A man and his girlfriend got back from a trip to Thailand and couldn't figure out what happened to the...

Teen Peeved With Parents' Vacation Choice Calls 911

'It was not an appropriate use of 911,' cop says

(Newser) - Is Trent Hills, Ontario, really that bad? A 15-year-old girl “forced” to go to the Canadian vacation spot by her parents last week apparently thought so—and called 911 with her emergency, the CBC reports. Police who responded to the cottage the family rented were not amused. “This...

Best Vacation Spots for One-Night Stands

Head west to explore new places and new people

(Newser) - People used to head west to explore uncharted territory. Apparently we're still doing pretty much the same thing. A survey of 5,000 people by Match.com determined the best US vacation destinations for hooking up with a stranger, and most of them are out west. The survey also...

Disney World Surprise Ends in DUI Disaster: Cops

Suspected drunk driver plows into Colorado family on way to airport for dream vacation

(Newser) - A Colorado dad who'd planned to surprise his family with a trip to Disney World was headed to the airport with them early Thursday when an alleged drunk driver crashed into their minivan, dashing the Disney plans and putting all four family members in the hospital, CBS Denver reports....

Obama Back in Hawaii for Annual Christmas Vacation

President expresses optimism for the upcoming year

(Newser) - After a somber start to his vacation, President Obama arrived in Hawaii on Saturday to celebrate Christmas and ring in his final year as president. Air Force One carrying Obama and his family landed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the wee hours of the first day of his annual...

Megyn Kelly Returns, and Trump Pounces

Fox anchor 'must have had a terrible vacation, she is really off her game'

(Newser) - Those worried the Donald Trump-Megyn Kelly conflagration had burned out should don protective gear once more: Kelly is back from a 10-day vacation, and the real estate mogul is back to his online berating of her, USA Today reports. On the heels of his remarks that Kelly was bleeding out...

It's Been a Vacationless Year for Most Americans

Studies show most US workers haven't taken vacation in 12 months

(Newser) - The majority of Americans haven't taken a vacation in the last year, and many of those who have felt guilty about relaxing while away from work, according to two recent surveys. The Los Angeles Times reports 56% of Americans—or 135 million people—haven't gone on a vacation...

Can't Take Time Off? Try a 'Workcation'

Employees are starting to combine work/pleasure time to save vacay days

(Newser) - Don't have a lot of vacation days stockpiled but need to get away? Consider taking a "workcation"—what the Wall Street Journal describes as a growing trend in which workers head to a destination and pay for their own travel and lodgings, but don't get docked...

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