According to Allianz Global Assistance’s 2019 Vacation Confidence Index, nearly half (49 percent) of working Americans avoid checking on the office and work while on vacation.
The report also determined 65 percent of workers feel work obligations affect personal time. These workers tend to feel pressure to check in with work, but won’t always follow through.
According to the Index, one way workers avoid checking in on work, even when they feel the need, is to blame spotty WiFi.
This excuse is generally used mostly by millennials, with 59 blaming WiFi issues for not checking in at the office while on vacation, followed by Gen X’ers at 49 percent copping to using white lies. Boomers come in at 32 percent, claiming they blame faulty WiFi for neglecting work on vacation.
The study also determined both men and women are equally honest, with a near 50–50 split, but, as it turns out, money talks. Those earning more than $50,000 annual income, about 53 percent, use the excuse to not work on vacation, while those earning less than $50,000 a year are less likely to lie, at 39 percent.
Nearly a quarter of all working Americans (24 percent) make a point to travel somewhere on vacation with spotty cell reception, or without WiFi access as to not be tempted to work while out of office.
Millennials come in high (74 percent) with checking email while away, 58 percent for Gen X’ers and 63 percent for Boomers — most agreeing it makes catching up with work more manageable after vacation.
Even if you are not familiar with Chicago, you may already know the Wicker Park neighborhood is one of the city’s “eat like a local” destinations, especially among young professionals whose idea of local is actually quite global. After a decade of high-concept comfort food and gastro-pubs, the Tan family took over a homey space on North Avenue to mix things up with the opening of Cebu. Cebu is not just a Filipino restaurant, but one focused on Cebuano regional cooking along with its Chinese and Spanish underpinnings.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Miami’s South Beach is set to welcome a new luxury hotel.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Seats on new JetBlue flights between New York City (JFK) and Georgetown (GEO), Guyana, are now available for purchase. The route takes off April 2, 2020, on the new Airbus A321neo aircraft. With a flight time of five hours from New York City, the route delivers intrepid travelers to what JetBlue calls “a playground for adventurists and modern-day explorers.” The route also serves the largest Guyanese American community in the United States, located in New York City.
South Korean wellness is all about the jjimjilbang — bathhouses that offer an array of treatments and activities. If you’re only staying in South Korea’s major cities for a short period of time, don’t worry. You can still have an authentic jjimjibang experience. Here are several spots to make it happen.