February 20th, 2019
In a study conducted by the team for us.jetcost.com, it was discovered just how many Americans take advantage of their time off to go on vacation.
Over 4,000 Americans over the age of 18 were surveyed for the study. All participants were employed full-time at the time of the survey and were questioned on how they use their vacation time.
Continue reading New Study Shows Americans Aren’t Using Their Time Off to Go on Vacation
January 19th, 2019
Whispered secrets. Massive fortunes. Marked graves off Worth Avenue and sequestered public gardens; billionaires and heiresses and presidential retreats … this is Palm Beach, and there’s no place in the world quite as tantalizing.
One of the most moneyed zip codes in America, Palm Beach is the destination of choice for thousands of the world’s wealthiest snowbirds. A secluded sanctuary for the jet set and around 40 billionaires, Palm Beach is geographically separated from sultry, anything-goes Miami by a mere two hours — and only one on the Brightline — but in reality, it’s worlds away.
Continue reading The Best ‘Secret’ Things to Do in Palm Beach, Florida, According to a Local
February 24th, 2019 ✈️
If you ended 2018 without using all your vacation days, you’re not alone.
According to AAA, more than half of Americans fail to use all their time off, leaving a total of 705 million unused days in 2017. You could go on a lot of vacations in 705 million days.
That’s why the U.S. Travel Association is encouraging you to plan for vacation on National Plan for Vacation Day, typically acknowledged on the last Tuesday of January. So let’s go ahead and pledge together that we’ll plan the rest of our vacation days this week.
Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Use All Your Vacation Days This Year.
February 20, 2019 ☀️🌴⠀
A number of studies have shown that people who take vacations have lower stress levels, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life, and more motivation to achieve goals. Here’s some of the additional benefits to taking some time off of work:
- Improved physical health: Stress can contribute to heart disease and high blood pressure. For both men and women, the New York Times reported, taking a vacation every two years compared to every six will lessen the risk of coronary heart disease or heart attacks.
- Improved mental health: Neuroscientists have found that brain structure is altered by chronic exposure to the stress hormone cortisol, which can be a major contributing factor to anxiety and depression. Feelings of calm arise from time away from work and relieve stress, which allows the body and mind to heal in ways that it couldn’t if it were still under pressure.
- Greater well-being: According to a Gallup study, people who “always make time for regular trips” had a 68.4 score on the Gallup-Heathway’s Well-Being Index, in comparison to a 51.4 Well-Being score for less frequent travelers. One study found that three days after vacation, subjects’ physical complaints, quality of sleep, and mood had improved as compared to before vacation. These gains were still present five weeks later, especially in those who had more personal time and overall satisfaction during their vacation.