If you’re looking for a good excuse to plan your next vacation, it has been proven days spent away actually help lower stress levels. While this may seem obvious, clear-cut evidence can be seen in cultures around the world where an increased number of vacation days is strongly linked to health and mental wellbeing.
Sadly for Americans, there is no regulation about the number of paid vacation days that employees “should” be allowed per year. While the standard is two weeks, this isn’t an actual law. But research shows vacations do a mind and body good as they allow a physical and mental reset, and a much-needed reminder life is more than just a desk job. After an extended period of time off, companies report employees return refreshed and more productive, as is seen in some Western European countries that have mandated paid vacation days that amount to up to four weeks per year.
Meanwhile in the States, workers with limited time off report more frequent bouts with illnesses such as the common cold and feelings of depression and anxiety, which, in turn, negatively affects productivity. Although the United States doesn’t possess the vacation culture of its European counterparts, learning to accept time away from work is a process that takes practice. The catch to actually enjoying this stress-free time away is to fully disconnect, meaning stepping away from any work-related messages and e-mails.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Book the Night on a Glacier experience, available May–September, from Off the Map Travel, to not only spend a one-of-a-kind night in a one-of-a-kind destination, but also enjoy your chance at seeing Norway’s magnificent polar bears.
The City of Sin is often seen as the perfect destination for pre-wedding celebration, but it offers plenty of thrills for newlyweds, too. Alongside the bright lights and buzz of the casinos, the city offers world-class entertainment and numerous outdoor adventures.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
Sitges is one of Europe’s most lively and charming beach towns, and the perfect destination for a memorable spring break. The Spanish town is only a short drive from Barcelona and offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This, combined with an incredible selection of restaurants, shops and nightlife experiences, make it a can’t-miss.