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.