Here in America, it is extremely difficult to take more than a week off from work, despite the proven benefits to both workers and employers. When I asked for 12 days off, people looked at me like I was off my rocker. I eventually did get the time off, but it was a battle. Most of my friends and family from other countries think the American approach to vacation time is really odd.
If you are lucky enough to have a chance to take a long vacation, here are a few simple trips to make it even more enjoyable.
Read more. New York Times.