Family Top Vacation
Stretching Your Vacation Dollars (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - We all look forward to vacations -- the precious time to recharge our batteries and spend care-free days and fun-filled nights with family and friends. But visions of vacations may change this year with a recession looming, rising gas prices and basics like food and housing at a premium.
How to deal when your family is having money trouble (Belleville News-Democrat)
Devon, 17, is used to paying her own cell phone and car expenses. But lately it's been harder. The family she babysits for hasn't been calling as much, and she couldn't find a job over the summer. Devon's dad says it's a sign of the tough economy. He told her he's feeling the pinch too, and that he had to dip into her college fund to pay the mortgage.
Vicksburg's Bell bags big elk (The Vicksburg Post)
Matthew Bell, who will celebrate his 14th birthday Saturday, bagged his first elk on Sept. 14 while bow hunting in Wyoming during a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park with his parents, Bob and Michele Bell.
Get the Most Out of Family Road Trips (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - School is back in session, but there's still time to sneak in a weekend road trip to enjoy the autumn weather with the family.
Woman Sues Brookfield Family That She Says Enslaved Her (WISC-TV Madison)
MILWAUKEE -- A Filipino woman who was allegedly enslaved in a suburban Milwaukee home for 19 years as a maid and nanny is suing the family for damages.
Alternatives to Renting Luxury Vacation Homes Make Traveling a Breeze (Today's News-Herald)
(ARA) - Planning a family vacation can be difficult. Finding the right condo or home to rent can be time consuming in itself, let alone getting all the groceries and supplies you need after you arrive. If your vacation is more work than relaxation, it's time to look at alternatives.
A New and Growing Vacation Ownership Option (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - The downturn in the real estate market has caused many people to forgo the purchase of a second home. But because they still want the opportunity to travel and spend time with friends and family, many are opting to become members of luxury travel destination clubs instead.
Explore the possibilities for your next family vacation at library (Marblehead Reporter)
Riding the zip lines in the Costa Rican rain forest? Driving dune buggies in Tahiti? Rafting on the Urubamba River in Peru? Kimberly McLaughlin and Muffy Paquette of Simple Family Travel will discuss and show photographs of family vacations such as these Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. at the Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead.
Get Your Vehicle Ready for the Change of Season (Carteret County News-Times)
(ARA) - It seems like the kids just started school, but soon you'll be packing up and hitting the road on your next family vacation. And contrary to popular belief, the weeks leading up to the trip are not the time to start getting your vehicle ready.
Family cabin, boat dock may become community center (NWAnews.com)
AVOCA ? Amy Spivey would love to have the boat dock, cabin and surrounding property left to her and her extended family, but hard economic times have led her to try and make the property into a community center. (Benton County Daily Record)