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Help for Vacationers Who Want More Savoring and Less Stress

28 October 2014

Allison read her friend Jaime Kurtz’s first blog post for Psychology Today and got excited about a new resource for people who want help with enjoying their vacations.

Tags: allison read, balance, happiness, vacation

I often speak and blog about the importance of vacations including how few of us take our paid time off and how many of us report having a hard time disconnecting while we’re away (let alone returning refreshed and ready to get back to our daily lives). That’s why I’m so glad I have a new resource for those of you who would like to experience happier vacations.

My friend Jaime Kurtz, Ph.D. is an associate professor of psychology at James Madison University in Virginia. I’ve seen her speak on the topic of the happiness and enjoyed her book, Positively Happy: Routes to Sustainable Happiness. It’s a practical workbook that provides a “crash course in increasing personal happiness” and lots of activities to help you do just that. 

I was delighted when I opened Facebook this morning and discovered that today Jaime wrote a post for her new blog on Psychology Today called Happy Trails. In her inaugural post, Why Fulfilling Travel is Harder that We Think, Jaime talks about the fact that getting away doesn’t mean we automatically leave our worries behind. She also addresses the reality that we’re often poor predictors of what will make us happy.

I’ve met few people who enjoy travel as much as Jaime genuinely seems to so I’m excited to follow her blog and learn more about how she applies her expertise in strategies for well-being to the challenge of a truly satisfying vacation.


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