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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Thus, Humbert acknowledges, "[a]mong entries that arrested my attention as undoubtable clues per se but baffled me in respect to their finer points I do not care to mention many since I feel I am groping in a border-land mist with verbal phantoms turning, perhaps, into living vacationists" (250-51).
Mackinac Island was Michigan's first mecca for tourists and vacationists. Among those who visited this historic spot in the 1830s and 1840s were the English writer Harriet Martineau, Prince de Joinville, son of King Louis Philippe of France, and the American writers Margaret Fuller and William Cullen Bryant.
So here is a challenge to every individual tree lover, to every forest conservationist in the country; to every forester; to every lumberman; to farmers; vacationists, to all who come in contact with trees."
Two high-speed catamarans are to take vacationists to and from Boracay in only 90 minutes, faster than the 120-minute drive.