AUGUST 2011: YOUR WORLD
Thinking of skipping your annual vacation this year because there is just too much to do? You’re not alone. Nearly 1/3 of Americans don’t use all of their allotted vacation time. You may think you are being a stellar employee by sticking around to help out at work, but skipping a vacation can actually make you more burned out less productive. In fact, research shows that workers are 25% more productive after returning from a vacation. Vacations are a great time to rest, refresh and recharge, so go ahead and plan that hard-earned vacation. And remember – a vacation is not a luxury…it’s a necessity!
NLT: Looking to do something different this summer? Why not participate in the world’s largest food fight? Each August, a giant tomato fight descends upon the tiny town of Bunol, Spain. In honor of this weeklong festival, 30,000 people gather to participate in a fun-spirited tomato battle! And with them comes 90,000 pounds of tomatoes ripe for battle. Check out www.latomatinatours.com for more info. And only a 45 minute train-ride from the beautiful Spanish coast, Bunol is the perfect summer destination. Delicious food, beautiful beaches and a tomato-covered afternoon of fun? Now that sounds like a vacation the whole family can enjoy! If Europe is too exotic for you, then embrace your inner child and have a water fight in your backyard instead.Posted on: Aug 4, 2011