It's not too late to squeeze in a summer getaway! One place to start is Travelzoo.com's grab bag of Labor Day discounts, everything from an oceanfront suite in Myrtle Beach ($79) to an air/hotel package for Bermuda ($499). Other great resources are the aptly named websites Lastminute.com, formerly Site59.com, and 11thhourvacations.com.
If you are heading south in Virginia on September 1, you might want to make the laid-back town of Irvington part of your itinerary. Read These Grapes Are Made for Stomping.
Related: A new road trip planning tool.
Photo: A statue of boys having some last summer fun, snapped by Ray, Flickr/Creative Commons. It's of a bridge in Singapore -- by the Fullerton Hotel.