The Washington Post’s Marta Zaraska explores whether or not vacations make us truly relaxed and happy – read the article.

Want to enjoy your time off more? Here are some of our tips:

  • Spend time planning – dreaming is half the fun
  • Make sure you build in relaxation time at the beginning of your vacation
  • Be prepared for travel disruptions and stress – let go and enjoy the journey
  • Don’t just lay on the beach – have a sightseeing and activity plan
  • Give your trip a post-mortem – put together a scrapbook or slideshow to keep that vacation feeling alive