not present and on vacation.
Me and my wife are planning a 10-day vacation soon.
Although it may not be a castle, [it is the] functional equivalent of a hotel room, a vacation and retirement home or a hunting and fishing cabin.
I was planning to enroll in a master's program at FSU, instead I took a vacation to Iraq.
People spend more time planning a two week vacation than they do planning their financial future. I was taught as a child to save for a rainy day. Today, people think it's not going to rain. And it is going to rain.
They never took a family vacation.
We understand there were a considerable number of employees who were on their way back from vacation, or whatever.
The market was very dull and slow. There are still a lot of people on vacation. Another factor weighing (on the market) is associated with expectations about the remaining ministerial appointments and economic policies that President-elect Hugo Chavez will adopt.
We're excited. It's Christmas vacation and all we have to worry about is hockey.
Some are saying I should resign, some want me impeached, some say I should go on vacation, ... This is my advice: They are the ones who should go on vacation. They should come here and be with people who don't have land and witness the poverty here.
This has been a very enjoyable week, like a paid Navy vacation. I got the chance to mix and mingle with a lot of interesting people and I gained a lot of knowledge and insight from my fellow nominees.
We were down there on vacation for Dan's birthday, but the day before the hurricane hit, our future daughter-in-law told us it was time to get out. We got out just in time. But our son is a police officer in New Orleans. He stayed to help.
Travelers increasingly turn to vacation rental homes as a home away from home for their vacation accommodations. Unlike hotels, vacation rental homes offer so many other advantages -- from fully equipped kitchens and plenty of bedrooms to private pools and media rooms.
Do they want a beach vacation where relaxation is the only thing on the menu, do they want to explore new lands, do they want to do something adventurous?
The hope is not only will they extend their stay for a vacation but they also will come back if they have a great time.
It changed the image of the city from being someone else's vacation to being our hometown.
American workers receive the least amount of vacation days (12 on average) among all the countries that we surveyed. Yet we still, unbelievably, don't use up all of our days, with each American worker estimated to give back an average of 3 vacation days in 2005.
Going overseas is a vacation. There's so much going on at home. There's other things in our life, so we need to get that extreme focus back.
The best part is looking at the rocks and sand. I like imagining myself on vacation.
People are running out of money. They thought they were leaving for a few days of unplanned vacation. Then it was, 'I'll need to extend my stay by a few days.' And now, they don't know when they'll be able to go home or what they'll be going home to. They're starting to look for schools and jobs and transitional housing. ... It's almost like they've been through a war.
If you can afford a vacation home in Florida, you should be able to pay the taxes.
Holiday heart syndrome refers to heart rhythm disturbances which develop while a person is on vacation or away from work, and appears to be linked to heavier than normal alcohol consumption.
I'm a busy man. But I promised the family I'd take them on vacation to Mexico after this is all done.
The way people vacation has changed ... business and pleasure aren't mutually exclusive.
If you use your vacation time to catch up on chores--or worse yet, don't take a vacation at all--you're not getting that essential recharging that relaxing time off can give you.