How Long is the Ideal Vacation Length?

How Long is the Ideal Vacation Length?

Vacation Length Many people dream of taking long vacations away from home. A vacation is a chance to get away from it all– say goodbye to the same-old, same-old and experience new thoughts, adventures and fun, right? Indeed, vacation time is highly desired by millions of working people every year. It’s their chance to get away from work life and relax instead.

What Science Says is the Ideal Vacation Length

So what’s the ideal vacation length?  Obviously, some factors come into play, including your budget, if you’re taking others with you, how far away you’re going, and how many days off you’ve got from work… That said, here’s something interesting: scientific studies have been done to answer the question, scientifically. According to research, the ideal length of time to vacation is eight days.

You’re probably wondering how researchers arrived at this figure, right? A Finnish university studied 54 vacationers. They measured how happy and satisfied they were over the course of several days. It was at the eighth day mark that happiness and satisfaction essentially peaked. So, in general terms, it could best be said to take a vacation for a week, give or take a day or two, in order to enjoy yourself.

Ideally, most people start their vacation on a Friday night and continue it through the Sunday of the next week. Friday night is travel time. Saturday night is when people settle into their new surroundings, typically. Then, the following weekend, travel is usually done on a Sunday, getting home Sunday night in time for a good night’s sleep before going back to work that Monday.

Dreaming of taking a couple days off to come to the great state of Maine? When you finally make the decision to do so, consider staying at Travelers Inn in Brunswick. Travelers Inn can serve as a good home away from home when you want to explore Maine’s Atlantic coastline, including the unique-looking beaches. Meanwhile, Reid State Park, outlet shopping in Freeport, Bath Iron Works and Bowdoin College are all within a relatively short driving distance from Travelers Inn. So, book a weekend or, better yet, a week! Contact us at 207-729-3364 for more information or to make your reservation today.

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Things to Do Before Leaving for Vacation

Things to Do Before Leaving for Vacation

Are you a list maker? Some people are and some people aren’t, though if you’re going on a vacation, you should make a packing list. That way you’ll have a written record of what you plan to bring with you, including pieces of clothing and personal care items. Things to Remember Before a vacation, besides…

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Museums to Visit Near Brunswick, Maine

Museums to Visit Near Brunswick, Maine

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum For some local history, visit the Pejepscot Historical Society Museum at 159 Park Row. Featuring rotating exhibits about the history of local towns Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell, this museum will give you good insight into the history of this part of Maine. Open year-round, winter hours are Wednesday through Friday 10…

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Lighthouses to Visit in New Brunswick, Maine

Lighthouses to Visit in New Brunswick, Maine

Many people who stay at Travelers Inn of Brunswick, Maine, come to Maine specifically to see lighthouses. Within a quick drive from Travelers Inn, there are a couple you should see! Lighthouses in New Brunswick One lighthouse in particular, the Doubling Point lighthouse, is about 13 miles to the east of Brunswick. Take Route 1…

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What is the Ideal Vacation Length?

If you have been feeling burnt out at work recently, then you might be considering taking an extended vacation. Moreover, you should definitely do it! Studies that have been done over the years have shown that vacations are great for both the mind and body. They allow you to rest and relax, and they ultimately…

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Things to Pack When Staying in a Hotel

Things to Pack When Staying in a Hotel

Travelers Inn of Brunswick, Maine, is a nice play to stay. We offer amenities like a computer and printer on-site as well as a complimentary continental breakfast each morning and coin-operated laundry options. Many people stay here when visiting Maine to go shopping at the Freeport Outlet Shops (and LL Bean) or when they’re on…

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Signs That Indicate You’re In Need of a Vacation

When is the last time you took a vacation, either by yourself or with friends and family? If you’re struggling to figure out the answer to that question, then there’s a very good chance that you need a vacation right now. There are other signs that show you need a vacation, too. Let’s take a…

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Reasons to Visit the L.L. Bean Flagship Store

Maine offers nearly unlimited opportunities for recreation and adventure. There are good reasons why Maine has been nicknamed “Vacationland.” One place that you may want to visit in Maine is the L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport. L.L. Bean has long been known for its high-quality, stylish outdoor apparel and gear. A visit to the…

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