Best Beaches For An Autumn Vacation
Vacation, in English-speaking North America, describes recreational travel, such as a short pleasure trip, or a journey abroad. People in Commonwealth countries use the term holiday to describe absence from work as well as to describe a vacation or journey. Vacation can mean either staying home or going somewhere.
Canadians often use vacation and holiday interchangeably referring to a trip away from home or time off work. In Australia and the UK, holiday can refer to a vacation or a public holiday.
The Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, Carnegies, Huntingtons and other fabulously wealthy industrialists built their own spectacular â€œgreat campsâ€ in the Adirondacks of upstate NY where they could disport with their families in private luxury. The American vacation was bornâ€”quite literally. The scions of New York City took to declaring that they would â€œvacateâ€ their city homes for their lakeside summer retreats, and the term â€œvacationâ€ replaced the British â€œholidayâ€ in common parlance.
In Hungarian, the word vakÃ¡ciÃ³ can mean both a recreational trip, an officially granted absence from work (generally in warmer months), and the summer (longest) school break. For absence from work, the word szabadsÃ¡g (freedom/liberty) can be used, possibly as betegszabadsÃ¡g (sickness freedom/sickness liberty) when the reason of absence is medical in nature.