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A vacation (or holiday) is a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often takes a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations.


  • What Dad means by "see" of course, is "drive past at 67 miles per hour." Dad feels it is a foolish waste of valuable vacation time to get out of the car and actually go look at an attraction.
    • Dave Barry, Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need.
  • Leave for a while thy costly country seat;
    And, to be great indeed, forget
    The nauseous pleasures of the great:
    Make haste and come:
    Come, and forsake thy cloying store;
    Thy turret that surveys, from high,
    The smoke, and wealth, and noise of Rome;
    And all the busy pageantry
    That wise men scorn, and fools adore:
    Come, give thy soul a loose, and taste the pleasures of the poor.
  • Sometimes 'tis grateful to the rich to try
    A short vicissitude, and fit of poverty:
    A savoury dish, a homely treat,
    Where all is plain, where all is neat,
    Without the stately spacious room,
    The Persian carpet, or the Tyrian loom,
    Clear up the cloudy foreheads of the great.
  • The family is always the family but during vacations it is an extended family and that is exhausting.
    • Gertrude Stein, Paris, France, 1940 (New York: Liveright, 1970, p. 107).

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