1. Start by giving yourself permission to take vacation. Simple as it sounds, taking a much-deserved break can be a surprisingly hard thing to do once you get caught in a busy schedule. Americans are taking off work less than ever, forfeiting hundreds of millions of paid time-off days each year. Planning your days off earlier in the year can make the decision easier.
2. Enjoy the positive effects right away.Studies show that simply anticipating a vacation can bring as much happiness or more than the trip itself, and that this boost in mood can last for up to 8 weeks.
3. Get the best deals on flights. Some studies show that the best and cheapest time to buy airline tickets is at 3 p.m. on a Tuesday.
4. Be savvy with your research. Enable private browsing when you’re booking flights and hotels online. Some travel sites
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