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History of Vacations.

 Photo Credit:  Lukas Budimaier

Photo Credit: Lukas Budimaier

It's that time of year when we're all itching for some time off. Vacation time can't happen quick enough.  

But where did the term 'vacation' come from? 

Have you ever thought about it? The word vacation actually comes from the Adirondacks. Why do Americans go on vacation, while the British go on holiday?

During our vacations we usually go to the water or the ski hills. 

This is just like the wealthy New Yorkers and Bostonians who used to escape the city when the weather got warm. 

The literally "vacated" theirs homes - and this is where the term vacation came from. 

Roger Nairn