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Why are Americans so afraid of vacation?

Over the past five years Briana Volk and her husband Andrew opened a popular cocktail bar in Portland, Maine, had a baby, and Briana launched her own marketing business. Despite all they achieved, there was one task the couple never found time to complete take a vacation.

We re good at getting into the trap of working all the time. So stepping away from that felt a little selfish. We both felt we always needed to be working, Volk said.

The Volks, who own Portland Hunt + Alpine Club2, finally took a vacation and went to Palm Springs in February, but Briana confessed that she was still working at least an hour a day while in California.

I m the kind of person who sleeps with an iPhone under my ear, she said. If their vacation skipping tale sounds familiar, it s because the Volks represent an unfortunate and unending trend. Americans not only get less vacation than many of their European counterparts, but, even worse, they re not taking all the days they earn.

In short, we are a nation of vacation-deprived, work-obsessed, business casual-attired zombies.

A lot of employees say their company s culture actually frowns on taking time off, said Dr. David Ballard, director of the American Psychological Association s Center for Organizational Excellence. The US was founded on a strong work ethic. We often put our own balance and well-being aside and cave into that feeling of wanting to be productive and needing to perform.

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About the Writer :: Martin Cowen1

Martin Cowen is a reporter for Tnooz, based in the UK. For the past six years he has worked as a freelance writer, specialising in B2B distribution and technology. He has contributed to a number of titles including Airline Business, Buying Business Travel, APEX and Travolution.

He has also worked on a number of corporate projects for blue-chip travel tech businesses including Travelport and Amadeus, and works closely with the press and PR department for World Travel Market.

Before freelancing, from 2000-2008 he was launch editor for, the first online-only B2B daily news service for the UK travel sector.


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