Nowadays, we’re working more and vacationing less, which means we’re making fewer vacation memories and more work memories. We may have a lot of accrued vacation days, but in the busyness of everyday life we often forget to schedule a little time off to vacation with loved ones (or alone, if you really need to
hanks to the Soar with Reading program, this summer children in Fort Lauderdale have access to the coolest vending machines around. Instead of snacks, they are selecting new, free books like the Magic Tree House series. Random House Children’s Books authors and illustrators – Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House series), Judd Winick (Hilo series), R. J. Palacio (Wonder), Chris Grabenstein (Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series), Christian Robinson (Little Penguins) – are supporting the program throughout the summer by encouraging voting in this year’s #BookBattle which is currently underway.
Enough with the healthy summer eating – even residents of the perpetually sunny state of California forgo their diets in favor of some tasty treats now and again. If you’re in Sacramento this season, we hope you brought your appetite. From sweets that hit the spot to farm-to-fork goodness, you could easily fill a whole day with flavor. We checked in with Sactown Localeur Lauren Madeira for a sampling of the city’s best eats.
We know that planning a vacation can be stressful for hard-working parents on top of all of their other responsibilities. So for some lucky families, we created Little Tickets, giving the youngest members of these families the chance to plan an exciting and fun vacation that didn’t break their piggy bank. Little Tickets was our way of recognizing parents’ hard work year round and wanting to reward it.