Vacation

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Vacation

A period of time during which one ordinarily would work but does not, normally to engage in some pleasure. One may spend a vacation traveling, relaxing or simply organizing one's personal life. Many companies offer paid vacation time to employees after a certain period of employment. Some jurisdictions require paid vacations.
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During its seven-year history, Arrow Coach Travel has operated thousands of successful day trips and short breaks.
From PS453 for a short break (three or four nights) on a boat for two.
We were cleared for the short break and descended to 800 feet, but we still couldn't see the ground.
Table 14: Summary of Attitudes Towards Short Breaks (% of respondents), April 2008
There is an informal information evening about fostering and short break care at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday, July 19 between 5pm and 8pm.
With just two weeks to go before the next long weekend, the UK's leading website for flight price search and comparison provides travellers with new ways to be inspired in the search for their next short break.
LONDON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With just two weeks to go before the next long weekend, the UK's leading website for flight price search and comparison provides travellers with new ways to be inspired in the search for their next short break.
I think with Mina you can describe it as an outsider looking in, she wants to get involved but doesn't really know the right way of doing NEWCASTLE CITY Council is urging more people to step forward and become short break carers during Share the Care Week, which runs until tomorrow.
The recession and the weakness of the pound mean that fewer people are taking foreign holidays - and are instead opting for a short break closer to home.
STAR alongside Burt Reynolds in new movie A Bunch Of Amateurs on a short break to the Isle of Man.
Prague was the cheapest city for a short break, with Budapest coming second in the value-for-money stakes, statistics from travel company Travelcare found.
Prior Information Notice: Short break services for disabled children.