Articles about Vacation

News

Survey: 50% of professionals have fought with a spouse over working on vacation

New data shows that 50% of professionals say they've fought with their "spouse about being too connected to work" while vacationing.

Office Life

9 realistic work perks every employee would love

Happy staff is more likely to work harder and stay with your company, so it’s important to make sure you’re listening to what your employees want and responding appropriately

Work-Life Balance

The people with the most free time live in these states

Feel like you have no free time? Perhaps you are living in the wrong state. Coleman Furniture conducted a survey of all 50 states to see which workers have the most free time and they came out with some rather interesting findings. 

Vacation

The majority of Americans take a staycation. Here’s how to do it right

More than half — 53% — of Americans reported that they had taken a “staycation," or chosen to stay in their same city for a vacation.

Humor

People share their favorite #SignsYourVacationIsTooLong

Twitter users recently weighed in on the viral hashtag #SignsYourVacationIsTooLong, with work-related responses and ones about everything in between.

Mental Health

I took a staycation and it was exactly what I needed

I opted for a staycation and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I had been feeling stressed and this was the weekend of relaxation I needed.

Travel

6 trips you should take before turning 40

Forty may seem a long way away when you are in your mid-twenties, but trust me – it will be coming around quicker than you can pack your suitcase and put on your “Out of Office” after reading about these incredible trips.

Leadership

Work’s a beach: How to teach your team to take PTO

We've come up with our own manager's manual for getting your team to take some much-needed time off. The key to all of this is to have a system in place where everyone is happy — YOU included!

Books

This CEO dropped everything and moved to Bali and it changed his life completely

It sounds like the plot of a movie. Super successful CEO has a great job but is feeling burned out and never get to see his family and friends because of his career success. So he decides to drop everything and move to Bali. But this isn't a movie plot. This is what Ben Feder, the entrepreneur behind Take Two Interactive and the now President of International Partnership for Chinese internet titan firm, Tencent did.

Productivity

Vitamin sea: The importance of taking an annual vacation

The use of an annual vacation will enable you to disconnect, re-charge and could also improve your productivity upon your return.

News

These are the countries with the best work-life balance

All eyes are on the world's best soccer teams right now, but what about which countries have the best work life balance for their employees? OK, so it isn't quite as exciting but if you have no work life balance then you have no time to watch soccer so there you go.

Vacation

How to have a successful summer vacation

Lots of people will take a vacation this summer, but for many of them, their vacations won’t be the relaxing, recuperative getaways they were hoping for.

Stress

6 tips to help you enjoy a vacation without feeling guilty

We’ve rounded up six expert suggestions to help you set aside those sneaky feelings so they don’t sabotage your vacay. You’ll travel a lot lighter when you can leave your guilt at home and thoroughly enjoy your trip.

News

People who make $80,000 are most likely to have 4th of July week off

Whether or not you decide to take the whole week of 4th of July off may depend on factors you cannot always control like your workload and what kind of manager you have. But it may also depend on your salary, according to a new survey on employees' vacation habits.

Work-Life Balance

Survey: This is the best city for recreation this year

WalletHub took a look at "the 100 most populated U.S. cities" in terms of four factors: "Costs," "Weather," "Quality of Parks" and "Entertainment & Recreational Facilities."

Vacation

Survey: 63% of employees don’t plan to work on July 5th

It's officially a holiday week— the fourth of July is this Wednesday, and there are bound to be a bunch of absences across your office. New data from OfficePulse shows that 63% of employees don't plan to work on the fifth of July. More than 350 workers weighed in for the survey.

Work-Life Balance

Survey: Here’s what people would give up to get ahead in their careers

New research from CreditLoan.com shows that today's American workers know what's important to them when it comes to both work and home life.

Travel

Here’s how to make Wednesday, July 4 a mini-vacation

We have the lowdown on how to celebrate July 4 if you can’t spare any vacation days. It’s all about staycation day trips and, of course, fireworks.

Work-Life Balance

Your Google Calendar now wants you to totally check out on vacation

Though according to a recent Wrike survey of 1,000 American employees, one-third of employees intend on being available to work on vacation (and they have to do this in order to actually enjoy their vacation) your Google Calendar does not want you to even check your email if you are OOO. It just launched a new feature that will tell your community hours you are unavailable and will also act as your personal assistant and decline meetings for you. 

Travel

5 affordable weekend trips that will make your dreams come true

Ready to pack your bag? Here are five classic weekend trips that won’t break the bank, but will satisfy your summer fantasies.

Travel

Survey: These are the best states for a summer road trip

But whether you hop in a car or on a plane for your summer vacation this year, taking time off from work can be a great way to recharge with your friends and family.

Travel

4 secrets every carry-on traveler swears by

It’s all about a little of strategic thinking, planning and charm! No matter if you are rushing to an airplane to sign the business deal or just want a spontaneous weekend getaway. These 4 secrets are what every successful fashionista swears by. Trust us on this one!

Travel

These are the 20 best trips to take if you have work burnout

If you can somehow find the time to get a week or two or even a few days to really check out and go somewhere you should consider one of the destinations on TripAdvisor's "Most Blissful Destinations For Wellness Travel." 

Father's Day

Fathers also want to ‘have it all,’ study says

According to the 2016 National Study of the Changing Workforce, almost half of fathers in heterosexual relationships say they share caregiving responsibilities equally or take on a greater share of caregiving than their partner.

Travel

These are the best and worst airports of 2018

We already know airports are disgusting places full of germs just waiting to get us sick, but there are definitely some airports and airlines that are better than others.  Like there are some airports where you just regret leaving your house at all and there are others where you actually had a relatively pleasant time.