The following is an excerpt from an article I read in "The Week" about vacation. It was interesting enough that I wanted to share:
The last word: The (scientifically) perfect vacation
How behavioral psychologists and economists can help you make the most of your precious time off
By Drake Bennett. Originally published in The Boston Globe. ©2010 by The New York Times Co.
If you realize this, suggests Shu, you can give yourself some of the benefits of a vacation without going anywhere, simply by cordoning off a day or two and strictly scheduling it for leisure. That way you’ll actually go out and see the play or concert you would otherwise have skipped, or take the time to dig the tent and camp stove out of the basement." (to read the entire article click here)