Virtuoso Traveler - August/September 2018 - 20
ONE FOR THE ROAD
Women lead the way on these solo adventures.
Author Aubrey Daquinag
kicks back in Marrakech.
More Americans are getting up from their
desks and out on vacation, according to a
recent study by the U.S. Travel Association.
While the trend is encouraging, 52 percent
of the country's work-weary still report
leaving unused vacation days on the table.
(Your Virtuoso travel advisor has ways to
remedy that!) Other key findings:
Americans forfeited 212 million vacation days in 2017 - equal to $62.2 billion
in lost benefits, or $561 per employee.
Laurie Apgar Chandler was in
her forties when she discovered
a passion for paddling. At age
53, she tackled the Northern
Forest Canoe Trail, the longest
inland water path in the U.S.
Upwards: The Story of the First
Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle
the Northern Forest Canoe
Trail follows Chandler's impressive journey along 740 miles of
wilderness waterways between
New York and Maine. $18,
What keeps them from taking vacations? Nearly two-thirds (61 percent)
of workers cite the fear of appearing
replaceable. Other top barriers include
a heavy workload and lack of coverage
at work (56 percent each).
Workcations - travel with the intent of
working a regular schedule in a remote
location - appeal most to millennials
(39 percent), while fewer than one-fifth
of baby boomers (18 percent) are excited by the idea.
Employees who feel that their company
Being present in the moment is
culture encourages vacations are significantly happier with key components
of their lives than those who don't.
How Much Vacation
Time You Use
not always possible when you're
Travel blogger Aubrey Daquinag
shares her photographs and
sense of curiosity in Wander
Love: Lessons, Tips & Inspiration from a Solo Traveller. The
result is a gorgeous picture
book of global exploits from
Mexico to Morocco, sprinkled
with an eclectic mix of tips on
must-visit markets, mindful
travel, and how to stay stylish
on the road. $17, amazon.com.
20 V I R T U O S O T R A V E L E R
in the company of others. Alone
Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities,
and the Pleasures of Solitude
by New York Times travel columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom
explores four themes, each in
a distinctive place and time,
that reveal the many beneﬁts of
traveling alone, be it savoring
a delicious meal or being open
to moments of serendipity. $23,
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