Why Travel with a Chromebook with VPN WiFi Protection

Chromebook Computer is for Travel

I love my grab-and-go Chromebook! It’s the best laptop/notebook/tablet computer to take with you on vacation. It’s really inexpensive, acts as your travel guide, offers big screen entertainment, simplifies trip booking, and offers a desktop Chrome browser experience with a real keyboard to get stuff done. Plus it’s more secure, especially if you install a VPN to connect […]

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Got Travel Insurance? 5 Ways It Protects Your Money, Your Health, and Your Vacation

Travel Insurance 5 Ways it Protects Vacation Money, Health, and Trip

Don’t purchase trip insurance coverage for every trip. Either go with a discounted annual policy or buy single-trip cover for a major vacation. Learn how to quote and compare travel + medical insurance to protect your vacation health, time and money.

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3 Office Calendar Tricks to Schedule Your Work-Life Time Management

Calendar Tricks for Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance throughout the year requires diligence. You can’t just set it and forget it. Just like so many of us forget to go to the gym we joined (with good intentions in the new year), it’s easy to let our work schedule overwhelm our own time management goals. That is why you need […]

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USA Holiday Calendar Dates for 2017 Vacation Planning

2017 Vacation Planning Calendar - Take More Time Off

2017 is full of official public holidays that you can easily turn into vacations and travel opportunities. This is my annual VacationCounts post listing all the holiday dates for the new year. Have you made a New Year’s resolution to never take your company holidays for granted? My advice is to treat holidays just like paid […]

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How Business Travelers, Expats, and Digital Nomads Receive Postal Mail

Expats, Couples, Digital Nomand Travelers Get Their Mail

Have you ever wished that you could check your mail while you were traveling? To be clear I’m talking about your home mailbox, postbox, or the mailslot at your house or apartment, not your email “mailbox” or inbox. The U.S. Post Office is not obsolete yet. Despite electronic and paperless billing options, we all still […]

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Time Matters, So Learn Why You Need To Take Back Your Vacation Time

Time Matters Conference - John de Graaf Welcome

I attended the 2016 Time Matters Conference in Seattle and have so much to report on how to fight back against time poverty in America. The range of speakers covered all aspects of this critical issue facing working people across the country. I was blown away by their insights, expertise, research, and passion. This annual […]

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Vacation Prescription: Take 1 Vacation Each Month – No Expiration

Vacation Prescription - Take 1 Per Month

How many vacations did you take last year? Instead of trying to take just one or two additional vacations this year, give yourself a prescription to take one vacation each month. Sound impossible? Read on for the directions on how to take 12 vacations a year. It’s how my wife and I optimize our work-life-vacation […]

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Why an Unlimited Vacation Policy is NOT What You Think

Unlimited Vacation? How many days do you really have?

Wow, you’ve won the vacation lotto and can take all the vacation days you wish! Where are you going to go now? Or should I ask “How many days are you going to take off now?” Should all of us be jealous of those who have an “unlimited” vacation policy at work? My gut reaction […]

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Sunny Days Ahead? Get Outside and Take One Vacation Day

Take One Vacation Day When It's Sunny

With the first official day of Summer weeks away, it’s time to start planning your sunny day vacations. When sunny days are in the forecast, take one day of vacation to spend in and around your home town. Think of it like a work-life balance boost. Not every vacation needs to be a week in length […]

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Top 10 Travel Movies That Inspire You to Take A Vacation

Top 10 Travel Inspiring Movies

Movies, TV shows, books, and even music inspire us to leave our home and work life for a much deserved vacation. We all have our list of favorite films as well as destinations that are on our bucket list. I suggest that you combine the two by picking a travel-themed movie next time you want to […]

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