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  • New Jerseyans go on the defensive after Boston Globe slams state (Because: Trump)

    08/05/2017 11:29:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | August 5, 2017 | Patricia Madej
    New England's got a bone to pick with New Jersey, apparently. Many are coming to the defense of the Garden State after two writers from The Boston Globe penned an article criticizing President Donald Trump for breaking the tradition of spending his presidential vacation at a New England destination. Trump kicked off his first summer getaway as president Friday at his golf club estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, whereas former President Barack Obama spent his days in Martha's Vineyard. Obama is heading back there for his first time post-presidency this weekend, too. The headline of the story published Friday reads,...
  • Vacationing With Vladimir (Why He Has An 85% Approval Rating)

    08/05/2017 8:28:25 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 41 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 08/05/2017 | BBC NEWS
    Check out the video: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-40837324/vacationing-with-vladimir
  • Obamas under fire from the left for never ending, sizzling ultra-luxury vacations

    06/27/2017 8:44:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27,2017 | By Christopher Wallace
    The Democratic base is growing increasingly frustrated with former President Barack Obama’s actions after leaving office, including a seemingly endless tour of millionaire and billionaire luxury retreats, according to Democrats and activists contacted by Fox News. Ex-presidents, understandably and un-controversially, go on vacations immediately after leaving office. But the level of luxury the Obamas enjoy on their vacations is unprecedented for a modern-day president, say travel experts. Since leaving office in late January, Obama has visited late actor Marlon Brando’s private island; the Four Seasons in Bali -- where rooms cost upward of $2,000 per night; Indonesia; a Palm Springs...
  • Obama takes a luxury trip down memory lane: Former first family fly into Indonesia....

    06/23/2017 5:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 23, 2017 | Jessica Chia
    Barack and Michelle Obama, along with their two daughters, are on a five-day luxurious resort holiday in Bali They will be staying at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Ubud, where villas overlook lush rice fields The former president will travel to the island of Java to speak at the 4th Indonesian Diaspora Congress Obama's stepfather was Indonesian, and the former president lived in Jakarta for a few years in the late 1960s Barack and Michelle Obama, along with their two daughters, are taking a luxury vacation to Indonesia - where the former president lived in the 1960s. Soldiers...
  • Speculation Swirls as Sean Hannity Announces Sudden Vacation Amid Fox News Turmoil

    05/24/2017 9:51:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 130 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 05/24/2017 | JASON HOWERTON
    Fox News host Sean Hannity is going on vacation for the remainder of the week amid controversy over his decision to promote unconfirmed reports linking murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich and his unproven communication with WikiLeaks. It’s unclear if the vacation was preplanned. “The Five” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle announced on Wednesday she would be filling in for Hannity during his absence. {..snip..}
  • Dolce vita! The Obamas arrive in Tuscany on a private plane escorted by six fighter jets and

    05/20/2017 9:30:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    Dolce vita! The Obamas arrive in Tuscany on a private plane escorted by six fighter jets and a 13-car motorcade for five days in a $15k-a-night private villa Barack and Michelle Obama flew into a Tuscany militray base on Friday, escorted by six fighter jets They were escorted in a 13-car motorcade to Borgo Finocchieto, a refurbished 14th century village The five-building, six-acre space is owned by Obama's former ambassador to Italy, John Philips It features 22 bedrooms, multiple saunas and Jacuzzis, a swimming pool, a gym and a basketball court It's also surrounded by beautiful rolling hills that can...
  • CNN EXPOSES Trump For Golf & Mar a Lago Trips After Promising He Would Never Go On Vacation

    04/16/2017 3:53:37 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 246 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr 15, 2017 | CNN
    <p>Well CNN in this Youtube vid seems to be correct here, Trump said one thing on the campaign trail and now is doing another.</p> <p>Yes, it is amazing that CNN is finally covering presidential vacation costs.</p> <p>But two important distinctions, Trump is actually visiting his real home from his temporary White House residence. The 2nd is that if Trump were not president he could still do the same thing.</p>
  • Conservative Columnist to GOP Lawmakers: Cancel All Vacations for Congress Until August

    04/06/2017 7:22:23 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    Liz Peek, columnist for The Fiscal Times and FOX News, told the GOP Congress to cancel their vacation until August to get tax cuts through this year. https://youtu.be/pP2L8qbGS8Q
  • London (Vanity)

    03/27/2017 6:27:19 PM PDT · by piytar · 51 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 28-Mar-2017 | Piytar
    Have a dear friend going on vacation for the first time in several years. (She works too hard.) Going to London for a bit over a week. Any Freepers have advice about fun/interesting/relaxing things to do in London?
  • BARACK OBAMA HAS JUST ARRIVED AT THE FENUA

    03/16/2017 4:34:44 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    dispatch of tahiti ^ | 3/15/17 | dispatch of tahiti
    The plane of Barack Obama just arrives to land, this Wednesday afternoon, at the airport of Tahiti-Faa'a, in the northern zone. An enormous security device had been put in place for the arrival of the 44th president of the United States now retired. Everything had been planned so that the latter were invisible to the image hunters. Barack Obama has just taken the plane of Air Tetiaroa in the wake to join the luxury hotel The Brando. The most famous retiree in the world is also expected to make a small trip to Bora Bora ... He should stay almost...
  • Going To DC This Summer (Vanity)

    03/03/2017 5:19:27 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 144 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/3/2017 | Me
    Will be taking a 4-day trip to DC this summer. Any recommendations on what to see and where to eat? We lucked up on a good hotel (normally $600 a night for $100 two blocks from the Whitehouse.) Have already contacted our Senator about getting approval to tour. I'll sit back and enjoy (while writing things down.) Also tell me what to avoid. Thanks!
  • President Obama ditching frigid DC to head to sunny Palm Springs after inauguration

    01/16/2017 2:53:24 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 102 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 16, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    President Obama ditching frigid DC to head to sunny Palm Springs after inauguration while moving vans are spotted outside his new $4.3m home President Obama will fly to Palm Springs on Friday with his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia There is a good chance that the Obamas could be staying at the home of Michael Smith and James Costos, where they have stayed in the past Once the vacation is over, the Obamas will return to the 8,200-square-foot-home they have leased in DC for the next two years On Monday afternoon, moving vans were spotted outside the Obama's...
  • Obama hits Kaneohe Klipper for round of golf

    12/23/2016 2:44:12 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Dec 23, 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    After working out at the gym, President Barack Obama is spending the seventh day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii hitting the links at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Club at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
  • Arizona Memorial will be closed Tuesday for visit by Obama, Abe

    12/21/2016 11:27:22 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | December 21, 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    The USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will be closed Tuesday due to a visit by President Barack Obama and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the National Park Service said. The closure also will apply to the adjacent USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, according to the park service.
  • On Final Overseas Trip, Obama Reassures Europe (Trying to Upstage Trump?)

    11/15/2016 7:05:28 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 23 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 15 | Staph
    LONDON — Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama was in Greece Tuesday, bringing to Europe much sought assurances about the U.S. commitment to NATO under the presidency of Donald Trump. Before leaving the United States, Obama said President-elect Trump told him he intends to maintain America's core strategic relationships. Athens is the first stop on Obama’s last foreign trip as president.
  • Anthony Weiner rides through sex addiction rehab on a horse

    11/04/2016 10:33:49 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 4, 2016 | Rebecca Rosenberg and Daniel Halper
    As this exclusive Post photo shows, Anthony Weiner spent Friday morning getting a dose of “equine therapy’’ for his sex addiction at The Recovery Ranch at Nunnelly, Tenn., a tony woodsy respite for deep-pocketed patrons.
  • Are refugees really going back to war zones 'on holiday'? [Germany]

    09/13/2016 9:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Sep 2016 17:14 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson | With DPA
    A major German newspaper reported this week that refugees are traveling back to their homelands “on vacation” and then coming back again to Germany. But experts tell The Local this isn’t really the case. A Die Welt report titled “Refugees go on holiday to where they were persecuted” has been raising eyebrows this week as people question how this could happen. The report was based on cases being reported by Berlin labor agencies that some recognized refugees, who are also registered as unemployed, traveled back to Syria, Afghanistan or Lebanon, and later returned to Germany. […] Legally, anyone who has...
  • Obama Golfs as Louisiana Floods

    08/19/2016 3:30:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    President Barack Obama has decided to stay on the golf course in Martha’s Vineyard, despite Louisiana getting hit by floods that are causing one of the worst U.S. natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy.
  • Obama interrupting vacation to campaign for Clinton

    08/15/2016 11:53:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 15, 2016
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Golf, afternoons at the beach and ... political campaigning? President Barack Obama is interrupting what so far has been a leisurely vacation to help raise money for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. Obama has said there's never been anyone more qualified than Clinton, who was his rival in the 2008 presidential contest and his first-term secretary of state, to be president.
  • Poll: More Americans Want to Vacation with Trump over Clinton

    08/03/2016 12:27:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2,2016 | Alex Swoyer
    More Americans would rather go on vacation with Donald Trump than with Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll. Thirty-nine percent of Americans would rather go on vacation with Trump, while 33 percent picked Clinton, according to survey results from HomeToGo, a search engine for vacation rentals.