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5 Tips for an Energy-Boosting Vacation

Happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan conducted an extensive survey to research vacations and stress. The results are in. Here's what we learned from the more-than-400 participants who reported on their vacation experiences.

1. Know before you go

74% said the most stressful part of traveling is figuring out the details, like transportation.

2. Get a jump on planning

90% who reported good experiences had the details of their trip planned more than a month before their vacation.

3. Travel away from home

94% said traveling during a vacation is more meaningful than a “staycation,” or staying at home.

4. Befriend a local or hire a travel host through a company like Monograms

77% either met a local host or had a knowledgeable friend in the area.

5. Savor your trip, take photos and share memories

93% documented their best trips with photos, which they shared with friends and reminisced about afterward.

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