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Friday: July 18, 2014

Turns out that one in four U.S. employees have no paid vacation time.Turns out that one in four U.S. employees have no paid vacation time.

The United States is the only advanced economy with no guaranteed vacation time for workers, and most Americans aren't even aware that guaranteed time off is common elsewhere in the world. While the guaranteed number of days off for employees in the U.S. is zero, workers in the European Union get at least 20 days per year, not including public holidays.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 11:15 AM | Tags (4) | employees | time | travel | vacation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: December 9, 2012

Rumors swirling that Disney's Hollywood Studios will be getting a Radiator Springs makeover.Rumors swirling that Disney's Hollywood Studios will be getting a Radiator Springs makeover.

While this news is by no means official it sounds like a formal announcement may be right around the corner. Full disclosure: I am a gigantic Disney nerd. My kids, by association, are also gigantic Disney nerds. But they also happen to be huge fans of the Cars movies. Ask us to recite any line and you'll hear the whole movie. The recently opened Cars Land in California has been met with postivive reviews from fans and non-fans of the franchise. Being that we reside on the East Coast, a trip to Florida is way more feasible than a trip out to California. Ka-chow!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 10:26 PM | Tags (14) | cars | land | coming | disney | wdwinfo | unofficial | florida | california | hollywood | themepark | vacation | travel | pixar | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.

Thinking of a planning a boat trip in Venice? Want to visit some famous boardwalks all across the United States? Whatever it is you happen to be looking for chances are you'll at least find a little travel inspiration with one these lists. Personally, I enjoy looking at some of these exotic beach locales (as evidenced by the chosen thumbnail).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 11:08 AM | Tags (13) | topten | travel | newyork | italy | coneyisland | natgeo | national | geographic | beaches | exotic | getaway | vacation | ideas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.

National Geographic offers up roughly forty-eight ideas to maximize your next scenic drive experience for those so inclined. Of the forty-eight on this list I am proud to state that I can check off two (maybe three) items off of this list. Alright, maybe I'm not so proud - I need to get out more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:30 PM | Tags (11) | drives | geographic | lifetime | national | routes | scenic | sights | travel | traveler | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Thirty-one places to go in 2010 according to the New York Times.Thirty-one places to go in 2010 according to the New York Times.

Need a little inspiration for your next vacation and/or leisure trip? The New York Times would like to help you with your predicament. Enjoy and happy future traveling.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 6:41 AM | Tags (9) | nyt | travel | places | 2010 | ideas | vacations | trips | leisure | places |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 86 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Looking for a thrilling new vacation destination? Try Dagobah.Looking for a thrilling new vacation destination? Try Dagobah.

Everything you want to know about the galaxy's most extreme vacation destination summed up in a one minute video. Paid for by the Dagobah Tourism Bureau. DAGOBAM!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 7:03 AM | Tags (7) | andrewzilch | dagobah | extreme | funny | starwars | vacation | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Five travel destinations to rediscover the golden age of piracy.Five travel destinations to rediscover the golden age of piracy.

Avast ye bilge rat! Ye be looking for some new exotic locales to plunder for your next vacation? Yar, then look no further then these fine ports of call.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:25 PM | Tags (11) | aye | caribbean | exotic | locales | pirates | plunder | ports | rediscover | travel | vacation | yar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.

The retail reboot will make it easier for consumers to book Disney vacations in stores and will also host a familiar Apple shopping experience. Even the Genius Bar is rumored to get the Disney treatment (read last part of article).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:56 AM | Tags (10) | apple | bar | disney | genius | retail | stevejobs | stores | strategy | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

The Griswolds to take yet another vacation courtesy of New Line.The Griswolds to take yet another vacation courtesy of New Line.

The story of the sequel penned so far would focus on Rusty and his kids as they embark on their next wild and crazy vacation.  Clark and Helen make appearances as the good-natured grandparents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:22 PM | Tags (7) | chevychase | clarkgriswold | grandparents | movies | newline | sequel | vacation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Fed up

Name: Vin (aka dns homewrecker)
How Vin feels today: Fed up @ 2:13:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To formerly declare I am taking a much needed and well deserved day off from work tomorrow. These last two weeks have been hell. Monkey need break.

Music Stuck in Head: Mami Gato / Medeski, Martin & Wood
This album successfully got me through one of those weeks.

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize once again for slacking on daily grind posts
  • Note that the number of weekdaily links will soon surpass 20,000
  • Hold a party for self, bake cake, buy favors
  • Pat self on back instead
  • Take suggestions from readers on how to improve GLM (leave a comment)
  • Laugh at lack of comments

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:13 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | vacation | off | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Vacations gone wrong through the dangerous eye of Photoshop.Vacations gone wrong through the dangerous eye of Photoshop.

That's what you get for not doing your TripAdvisor research first.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:48 AM | Tags (5) | photoshop | manipulation | vacation | bloopers | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Ten tips to streamline your vacation planning.Ten tips to streamline your vacation planning.

A nice read for anyone who may be in the planning stages of getting away for awhile. Cough.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:27 AM | Tags (4) | tips | vacation | planning | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Ten of the most spectacular drives in the world for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the most spectacular drives in the world for your viewing pleasure.

I am quite overdue for a vaction.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 12:09 PM | Tags (5) | drives | scenic | spectacular | travel | vacation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Eleven summer vacation ideas for geeks.Eleven summer vacation ideas for geeks.

E3 and/or Penny Arcade Expo suspiciously not on this list

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 7:46 AM | Tags (4) | geeky | ideas | travel | vacation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Seventeen unusual places to spend the night.Seventeen unusual places to spend the night.

Schrute Farms suspisciously not on this list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 7:30 AM | Tags (5) | hotels | motels | travel | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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