According to a new survey Embassy Suites conducted with Parents magazine, more than one-half of families consider themselves “vacation dabblers” who take days off sporadically throughout the year for shorter, one- to two-night trips. People need at least three days to reap the full restorative effects of time off, but the reality is that families are taking shorter trips so it’s important to get as much as you can out of every vacation day.
Embassy Suites is helping families “more-imize” those vacation days to get as much fun, relaxation and family time out of them as possible with a “Get More Vacation” contest on Facebook. Between now and July 20, visitors can simply upload a picture of their family’s “vacation face” – that look of excitement and joy when they’ve finally booked that much-needed vacation – and a caption explaining how their family plans to get the most out of their summer travel, for a chance to win even more down-time with one of five week-long trips.
Expert Vacation Tips:
Embassy Suites also teamed up with health and happiness expert, Dr. Susan Biali, to provide tips to get more out of each and every day off. Sample tips include:
1. Looking forward to a vacation improves your attitude at work and makes you more productive, so harness the power of what Dr. Biali calls “vacation anticipation” to get a jumpstart on those good vacation feelings.
2. If you’re a vacation dabbler, actually use the days to relax and do something fun – not to run around and do errands all day. That’s not a “real” day off!
3. Hold onto that post-vacation feeling, as recalling fun, relaxing family times can help rejuvenate you when you’re stressed and need a burst of energy. Create a scrap book or photo album of your vacation memories and remember to look at it often.
For the full press release, Parents’ Vacation Survey results and infographics, as well as Dr. Biali’s Vacation Tips, visit.