by By Tom Isler | May 01, 2009
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On the Spot: Are you planning a summer vacation?



"My vacation plans are the same as the past several years: a week at the beach with family. We may not do as many extra activities or dine out often, but we'll be there relaxing."

Kathy Norris, CMP, CMM
Meeting Planner
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Durham, N.C.

"I'll take a short camping vacation this summer with my husband and 11-year-old daughter, most likely to one of the beautiful state parks in northern Wisconsin, not far from home."

Alison L. Huber
Communication Specialist and Event Planner
Wisconsin Association of School Boards
Madison, Wis.

"I plan to take a trip with a group of friends to Napa Valley. It'll include running a half-marathon, wine tasting, dining out, and relaxing at some of the area's great hotels and spas."

Kristine Entwistle
Director of Special Events
Challenged Athletes Foundation
San Diego

"Every year I have planned a ‘big' trip abroad -- Italy, London, the Caribbean, Paris. But this year I plan on doing a ‘staycation' right here in Hawaii."

Merrissa Uchimura
Special Events Coordinator
University of Hawaii at Manoa