The No. 1 reason Americans need a vacation


More than one in three Americans (37 percent) have had a ‘life eureka’ moment while on vacation or a trip away, according to new research.

Those vacation eureka moments — from taking relationships to the next level to deciding on a major career shift — reveal many Americans are creating space between themselves and their stresses which can lead to breakthrough decisions.

The study of 2,000 Americans aged 25 to 55 years old who travel for leisure found that escaping career and work stress is a top motivation for close to 60 percent of those who travel.

More than one in four Americans now travel partly to escape the stress of politics and the news cycle.

The new survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of international, small-group tour operator G Adventures ahead of Employee Wellbeing Month (June), found that Americans don’t completely de-stress until three days into their vacation.

While wellness and de-stressing are common goals, Americans differ in their methods of getting there. 35 percent of Americans prefer to spend their vacations mainly resting and relaxing poolside, at the beach, or in a resort, while 38 percent prefer more active, adventurous trips focused on exploration.

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