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  • The first two days of a vacation are endless; then it flies.

  • Generally speaking, the poorer person summers where he winters.

  • For years, my husband and I have advocated separate vacations. But the kids keep finding us.

    • Erma Bombeck,
    • in Erma Bombeck and Bil Keane, Just Wait Til You Have Children of Your Own ()
  • One of the fallacies of summer holidays is that you are going to get some serious reading done while you are lying on the beach.

  • The first axiom of the family vacation is that someone, possibly everyone, will get sick.

  • ... the family goes on vacation to become a family again.

  • ... the family on vacation doesn't truly travel — it explores itself.

  • ... there's only one thing wrong with family vacations: you have to bring your family.

  • ... for real pleasure a pleasure resort should have no one in it but its legitimate inhabitants, oneself, and perhaps one's friends.

  • ... I think the best vacation is the one that relieves me of my own life for a while and then makes me long for it again.

    • Ann Patchett,
    • "Do Not Disturb," This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage ()
  • ... drawbacks are good when you are on holiday. If the holiday were too good you might not want to go home again ...