Learning What the Rock-and-Roll Lifestyle Actually Costs

For years, I dreamed of staying at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on my birthday.

A Year in Airfare

“I hope you’re planning on visiting your mother before you go disappear to Europe for however many months.”

I’ll Always Have Paris

When I was a young girl imagining adulthood, I never imagined being 60.

Small Good Things

I want to go to Manila next year.

Running Away for the Holidays

I ran away for Thanksgiving. Far away.

Holiday Costs When Your Partner Lives in the Arctic

This is the most expensive holiday of my life.

The Cost of Going Home for Christmas

I wanted to surprise my parents, who didn’t know I was coming.

American Airlines Accidentally Gave Too Many Pilots Vacation Time

Now they’re at risk of canceling more than 15,000 December flights.

The Cost of Spending Thanksgiving in Mexico

We were excited to trade long airport lines and expensive cross-country flights for leisurely beach strolls and cheap tropical drinks.

The Cost of Not Going Home for Christmas

And the benefits.