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Good reasons to take a vacation:
- 1980 U.S. ranked 11th in the world in longevity - now we are 42nd.
- We are twice as likely as Europeans to suffer from anxiety and depression.
Many experts believe these deficits are caused by lack of time.
- According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American works one month (160 hours) more today than in 1976.
- Men who don't take regular vacations are 32% more likely to die of heart attacks, and 21% more likely to die early of all causes. Women have 50% more risk of heart attack.
- Stress and burnout at work cost the US economy over $300 billion a year.
Wish we made these up?
Here is an article from Dan Aronson, CentralJersey.com, on benefits of taking a vacation
These are true facts unfortunately. Time to getaway! :)
GoWithIrene Travel Shoppe
At the new and improved GoWithIrene Travel Shoppe you can find great deals on travel size items as well as other travel essentials to take along on your next trip. The great thing about these miniature travel size merchandise is that you can also use them at home, at the office or on-the-go. They are less expensive and can go a long way in this difficult economy.
Most companies will never tell you this, but some of the items that you may need can be acquired for free! While we want you to buy all of your essentials from our Travel Shoppe, what we want even more is for you to save money so that you can book that extra special getaway trip with us.
Here are a few places where you can get free stuff and coupons:
Walmart.com - before you buy new products, try them for free
FreeSampleBlog - great samples directly from companiesâ€™ sites
Sweet Free Stuff - One more blog with links to freebies
There is a new buzz in travel...Green Travel.
What is Green Travel? Green travel is a travel method utilized to reduce environmental impact. The concept of green travel involves a wide range of options that are typically centered around the idea of preserving natural resources and reducing environmental pollution. (from wikipedia.com)
Check out greatgreenlist site to see a list of companies that specialize in eco-friendly travel. And Natural Inventory has natural and organic products to take a long with you on your trip
How to become an Ecotourist -
Here are some tips to think about before your next trip across the country, or just across town:
1. Start by learning about global warming and how to travel in eco-friendly ways. An example is walking and hiking whenever possible; these methods are 'energy-neutral' and do not harm the environment with pollution.
2. Stay at hotels that are working to contain the environmental damage caused by the chemical agents they use, such as phosphorus in cleaning supplies. Many environmentally-friendly hotels reuse towels and linens during visitors' stays of a few days. Reusing linens cuts down on the chemical runoff of toxic cleaning agents into our rivers and oceans.
3. Make fewer but longer trips. By combining a business trip with a vacation, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the air as you travel can be cut in half.
4. Become an advocate of ecotourism and things green. Let hotel managers and transportation agents know you want to be as eco-friendly as possible. If it is important to paying customers, the companies will make it their concern as well.
5. Act as green advocates by lobbying Congress and state legislatures to support green measures.
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