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Want More Paid Time Off Work? Move to France!

Do you ever feel like you are overworked and underpaid?  Well, if you live in the United States, you probably are getting shafted when it comes to vacation days and paid holidays - at least, compared to the rest of the world.

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Do You Check In with Your Office During Vacation? — Survey of the Day

Thanks to technology, a good chunk of the population can do their jobs at home if need be.

Likewise, when most workers go on vacation they are just a smartphone away from being back at the office — and thus not really on vacation.

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Man Rescues Three People While on Vacation

Like most tourists in Florida, Gus Hertz was probably just hoping for some relaxing time in the sun. Instead, the Virginia man became a hero after rescuing three people in two separate incidents over a two day period. Well, that puts us to shame. The most we ever managed on vacation is a mean case of sunburn.

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Forget That Vacation in Hawaii — Why Not Book a Trip to Space? [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever dreamed of going to outer space, your wish may soon come true — and you won’t have to join NASA to make it happen.

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Italy Tops the List of Most Popular Vacation Destinations in 2012 — Survey of the Day

Are you planning on using your passport in 2012? According to a Travel-Ticker survey of 2,301 people, Italy is the most popular overseas travel spot for the coming year, with 43 percent citing it as one of their “dream destinations.”

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More Americans Taking a Vacation From Vacations

American workers aren't taking all the vacation days they're entitled to from work, with an Expedia survey finding that the average worker earned 14 vacation days this year, but will only take 12 of them, about the same as last year.

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Martha’s Vineyard: A Great Place to Visit?

You may have heard of Martha's Vineyard on the news and in movies, after all the Vineyard is where Jaws was filmed...but you might not know much beyond the fact that it's the summer home to many of the rich and famous

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5 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids During Summer Vacation

Kids lazing around the house doing all summer long? Not this year. There's a whole world of activities out there. Sure, some of it might not be air conditioned but that's a small risk to take for summer fun

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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies [VIDEOS]

While summer doesn't officially start until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning to the hottest season at the movies.

Summer loses some of its meaning when you're an adult, since it no longer comes with a moths-long break from the grind.

Nevertheless, we can all still enjoy a good movie about summer vacations. After the jump, check out eight of our favorites.

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