Another perk common to yesteryear’s workplace, the two-week vacation, is making a comeback. No longer limited to students, honeymooners and retirees, drawn-out holidays are finding converts in overachieving professionals.
It used to be that Americans did the drive-by vacation…[but] travel agents, hoteliers and travelers say they are seeing a trend toward longer, slower, farther trips: treks through Peru, voluntourism excursions in Africa, cruises around the Greek islands.
Because Americans work so much, and so intensely, it takes longer to unwind. But paradoxically, technology allows people to escape for longer, because they can tend to the demands of the office without clients knowing they’re not actually in the office.