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Freedom to relax: A luxury not afforded Obama
Michelle Obama's vacation in Marbella, Spain brought some heat, as did the family's vacations in Maine's Acadia National Park and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. There are always people to laud and criticize, regardless of which party is in power. There's always on group that seems to come out on top, however: the locals.
The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce said visits to it website surged 50 percent following Obama's trip to Maine, though other factors may have contributed. Of course, the opportunity comes with a few risks. According to USA Today:
[photo by transplanted mountaineer via Flickr]As for Panama City Beach, the Bay Point Marriott (where the First Family ate lunch and spent Saturday night) doesn't highlight this weekend's getaway on its website, and the convention and visitors bureau took down its Facebook post about Michelle Obama's visit last month after a series of "personal attacks," says CEO Dan Rowe.