Last summer, Time Magazine published an issue with the cover story, "Who Killed Summer Vacation?" It was filled with statistics on how little vacation time people are using and how the days of packing up the entire family and heading to the coast are few and far between.
Not only did the article explain how few people are using their paid vacation days, but how even when folks do take a vacation, they are tied to their devices for a majority of the time. It just so happened that right around the same time this article came out, we were putting together a video profile on a family that had been vacationing on Cape Cod in thesame Orleans vacation rental for the past 18 years. During the shoot, we had talked with the teenagers and twenty-somethings about using their cellphones while on vacation. Their response just might bring a tear to your eye:
To us, this shows, first-hand, the power of taking a vacation. As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around, once and a while, you could miss it.”