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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By 1860 Marquette had a three-story frame hotel located in a grove of pines and maples with an excellent view of the harbor, built especially for vacationists.
ILOILO CITY -- Coast Guard authorities have tightened safety measures in Caticlan, the jump-off point to the island-resort of Boracay amid the expected influx of vacationists bound for the country's top tourist attraction known worldwide for its powdery white sand beaches.
EcANKIRI (CyHAN)- As the weather conditions appropriate to the wintertime arrived in Turkey and snowfall blanketed with white the skiing runs, resorts in Ilgaz Mountain also were flocked into by vacationists.