Happy Labor Day From The Travelers Way

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 5, 2011

Lunch at Taylor Shellfish Farm, Bellingham Washington

For many of us, Labor Day weekend is the last holiday of summer.  A time to change our thoughts from the beach and sun to thoughts of back-to-school and fall.  It’s a time to be thinking more about football than beach volleyball.  It’s a time to be thinking about leaves changing colors, air that gets a little crisper every day, and planning for the holidays.

Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday (1887) and it was another seven years before it became a federal holiday.  Today, all 50 states and the District of Columbia observe Labor Day as a statutory holiday on the first Monday of September.

Whether you’re celebrating by traveling or staying home, all of here at The Travelers Way wish you a happy end of summer.  We hope you’ll keep reading – just because summer may be over, doesn’t mean that travel has to end.  It’s time to gear up for fall and holiday travel!

Photo credit: Mary Jo Manzanares

| Mary Jo Manzanares is a founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine proving informational and inspirational travel recommendations for curious Baby Boomer travelers. She has been a speaker at various industry events and has a personal travel blog at Traveling with MJ. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Mary Jo's top travel destinations are Italy, Portugal, and the Caribbean.

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