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Vacationing alongside the First family
August 1st, 2013
03:31 PM ET

Vacationing alongside the First family

By Elizabeth Cherneff

It’s August, which means many Washingtonians are venturing outside the beltway for that last summer vacation- including the Obamas.

Next Saturday, the first family heads to Martha’s Vineyard, one of several islands off the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This will be the Obama family’s fourth summer on the Vineyard, having visited the island previously in August of 2009, 2010 & 2011. The Vineyard’s low-key, easygoing vibe makes it a popular vacation choice for celebrities and politicians – but it’s also a place where plenty of regular New Englanders go to unwind & relax. The author of this blog post falls under the latter category, and as she packs her bags for a 23rd summer on the island, she’s compiled an informal list of tips based on past Presidential trips to make the most of your Vineyard vacation: