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Archive: July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008

Friday Photo: Dog and Pony Show

The winner of this week's Friday Photo, Ellen Hilburn of Washington, snapped this picture on a recent trip to Assateague Island. At sunrise one morning, she caught her dogs calmly posing in front of a group of wild horses waking up on the beach. Think you have a great vacation...

By Christina Talcott | August 1, 2008; 9:32 AM ET | Comments (6)

And I Thought We Were All Staying Home

Gas is through the roof! Air travel is a nightmare! We're all doing stayvacations this year! Nah, not really, according to a survey conducted by Visa that was released last Thursday. The credit card company surveyed 1,000 card holders who have traveled outside of the United States during the past...

By Carol Sottili | July 31, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (14)

Fire Update: Yosemite

The California wildfires are at it again, this time licking their flames outside Yosemite, one of the most popular national parks in the country, with more than 3 million annual visitors. Many vacationers are probably wondering: Will this ruin our summer trip? Should we go to Yellowstone instead? So far,...

By Andrea Sachs | July 30, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

How Clean is Your Beach?

If you're planning a beach vacation near or far -- and who isn't at this time of year? -- do yourself a favor and peruse a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council that was just released this morning. The study I'm referring to, Testing the Waters 2008, a report...

By Scott Vogel | July 29, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

Monday Rave: Real Smart

It's a cruel irony: People with clutter problems love buying magazines about how to control clutter, thereby creating more clutter. That's why I like Real Simple Magazine's Web site and its hordes of useful -- and paperless -- tips on organizing. Imagine my glee, then, when I discovered they have...

By Christina Talcott | July 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (5)


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