92 Vacation Quotes, Inspirational Words
". . . people should look for accessible vacation destinations the same way they look for any other vacation destination - based on their own personal tastes and preferences."
Candy B Harrington, 101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
"An upcoming vacation gives us something to eagerly anticipate. It's linked to a reduction in work-related stress and burnout as well as enhanced feelings of joy and interest. And travel can shape our personalities. When traveling for an extended period of time, desirable changes - increased openness to experience, emotional stability, agreeableness, and creativity - emerge."
Jaime Kurtz, The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations
"Read a lot when you're on vacation, but nothing that has to do with your business."
H. Jackson Brown, Jr
"Do not wait until you are dying to go on vacation. I think if I had to give you one piece of advice that would be it. We put things off. We do not mean to, but we do. We carry around the assumption that there is plenty of time to do whatever needs to be done."
Marty Cauley, Dying to go on Vacation: A journey of discovering life while facing death
"Think about it; how do you feel when you are planning a vacation? You feel excited and happy. Your stress level is diminished, and this also affects your work in a positive way."
John Morgan, 100% Active and Productive (2in1): 50 Great Ways To Defeat Your Laziness And Procrastination And Work Smarter Not Harder
"A vacation helps to relieve stress and boredom, gives us a change of scenery, provides us with adventure, and helps to bring us closer to the people in our lives."
E. S. Woods, The Vacationer's Handbook: 24 Tips to Ensure a Great Vacation
"One-week vacations are too short to prevent burnout; by the time you relax enough not to think about the office the week is almost up."
"Cruises are a great way to vacation! The best part is the flexibility. You can book a one-day cruise, or a 108-day- around-the-world cruise, and a whole lot of options in between. You unpack once, and get a taste of a new place every day."
Deb Graham, Tips From The Cruise Addict's Wife: Tips, tricks and stories to plan the best cruise ship vacation ever
"A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking."
"Take those vacations and do not take your laptop or iphone or blackberry - you are on vacation and that means having a real break and not just going to a different location and doing much of the same thing."
Byron Pulsifer, Recognize This
"A proper vacation does three things. It takes you away from the stresses and demands of your daily life; it gives your body time to heal and rejuvenate; and, it invigorates your mind by returning you to your natural rhythm."
Sage Wilcox, The 2-Hour Vacation: Let Go and Relax, Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Gain Inner Peace, and Happiness
"My business doesn't even have any employees, and I'm going on a 90-day vacation so that just proves that you don't need to manage employees to have a profitable business."
Tom Corson-Knowles, Systemize, Automate, Delegate: How to Grow a Business While Traveling, on Vacation and Taking Time Off
"Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound."
"One of the biggest challenges about going on vacation is planning the trip."
Paul Brodie, San Diego: Ten Ways to Enjoy The Best Food, Beaches and Locations While On Vacation
"Think of life as a voyage. The truest liver of the truest life is like a voyager who, as he sails, is not indifferent to all the beauty of the sea around him."
"I have never believed that vacations are luxuries. They are our necessities-just like shelter, clothes, and food, they make us feel like humans and not like animals that care only for survival."
"A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work."
"On vacation, I totally unplug. I don't bring a laptop with me."
"If you come home as happy as you leave, you have had a good vacation."
"Why turn a vacation into a volunteer vacation? . . . First, the opportunities presented here are amazing . . . Second, your help is desperately needed. . . . Almost everyone who undertakes these projects returns home proclaiming that their vacations benefited them at least as much as they did the people being served. And when this happens to you, we hope that you'll then take the next step: share the experience."
Doug Cutchins, Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others
"Laughter is an instant vacation."
"Cruising is one of the least expensive ways to vacation, yet it offers so much rich experience in exotic locations, great food, beautiful accommodations and a fun, friendly atmosphere."
Nom de Voyage, Cruise Hacks, Tips and Tricks
"The atmosphere on the ship is different from our experience ... it is all about being merry and happy. Literally, it is like being in a small city celebrating a special day everyday of the 7-day vacation."
Roy Lique, Lured by The Allure of the Seas: The Perfect Cruise Vacation with Avert-Ebola Suggestions
"We need to develop a 'vacation attitude' every day by being focused on what we need to accomplish by the end of each day."
Catherine Pulsifer, A Vacation Attitude
"The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don't know how to rest. We may even come back more tired than before we left."
"There are 365 days and 52 weekends in a year. Even if you are short on time off, you can still take weekend getaways. Does that count as a vacation? Of course it does."
Anita Kaltenbaugh, Travel Secrets: Insider Guide to Planning, Affording and Taking more vacations
"In this country, where we learn to work from the time we're born, our job is to follow the rules, to rein in the imagination. But on vacation, you need a chance to wonder, to be surprised, to play."
Pam Grout, The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life
"Vacations mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands, new ways, and new options."
Anne Wilson Schaef
"The point is this: if you do what you love, it doesn't matter in the least that a vacation has to end. If you love what you do you will not find yourself wishing for even a few more days of vacation, or wishing that you could keep enjoying this vacation for much, much longer."
Byron Pulsifer, Happy To Return
"... stress is not about how much the job demands of us, it's how much we are able to stand up to the demands. We all have thresholds, and vacations are a way of reinforcing those thresholds and fortifying the spirit. With the right balance of vacation and work, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that the human spirit cannot achieve."
Sage Wilcox, The 2-Hour Vacation: Let Go and Relax, Reduce Stress & Anxiety, Gain Inner Peace, and Happiness
"It's never too late, for with a purpose, a worthy goal and a motivation to reach those upper layers on the pyramid, a person can travel further in a few years than he might otherwise travel in a lifetime."
"When I was on a two-week vacation I noticed something. The vacation lasted a good long time then suddenly it was over. Life is like that also."
Fr. Cedric Pisegna CP, Death: The Final Surrender
"Last year, I came away from the vacation thoroughly bloated and ten pounds heavier, convinced I'd blocked an artery and possibly shortened my lifespan by a few months. But I was also deliriously contented, which is surely what it's all about."
Cash Peters, Best Vacation EVER!: The Highs and Woes of River Cruising in Provence
"Vacation must be more than a word if it is meant to provide a total change of scenery and mindset. While it is recognized that the ideal vacation varies from person to person, or family to family, a vacation should always provide the absence of stress and regeneration of the spirit."
"It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive disenchanted."
Be inspired by taking the time to appreciate the beauty around you while you are
on vacation. Remind yourself to relax and clear your mind from issues in your life. By doing this
you will recharge even when your vacation is over.
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Holiday Quotes for a Happy Holiday
Let your holidays be associated with great public events, and they may be the life of patriotism as well as a source of relaxation and personal employment.
The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart, when the full tide of feeling overflows.
As a die-hard foodie, my ultimate holiday is of course Thanksgiving. I wait for this day for 364 days, and the moment it's over I begin running ideas through the back of my head for the next one.
Jan Charles, Happier Holidays: The cookbook to eat, drink and stay merry!
Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
As we get older, we often change into a blinkered mind-set and forget what once made us happy. We get stuck in the rat race or are continuously saving for a holiday that we have booked or we are too busy working to take a moment and see what once made us joyful.
Danielle Tinning, How to Succeed
The Christmas tree decorated and bright for all to see when we turn on the lights. May this holiday be one that is filled with cheer for you and for those that you hold so dear.
Catherine Pulsifer, Christmas Greetings
If you really want to find out the level of commitment and dedication to the job, ask them if they ever take a holiday where they are not in touch with their company staff by either phone, email or blackberry. You will be surprised that many of these top executives and company owners never leave their business totally - they are involved no matter where they are.
Byron Pulsifer, Success One Word
How you feel about home after holiday says a lot about home.
From shamrocks and leprechauns to green food and drink, this is a holiday for all ages.
Hillbilly Housewife, On St. Patrick's Day Everyone Can Be Irish
Some people are born happy. No matter what their circumstances are, they are joyous, content, and satisfied with everything. They carry a perpetual holiday in their eyes, and see joy and beauty everywhere.
Orison Swett Marden, Character: the Grandest Thing in the World
Christmas is not just an annual holiday. It is not a day to glorify selfishness and materialism. Christmas is the celebration of the event that set heaven to singing, an event that gave the stars of the night sky a new brilliance.
Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.
Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
Simone de Beauvoir
One day we will look back and realize some things,
Like how much we've missed out on.
Holidays, parties, vacations and sports,
We will wonder where life has gone.
Julie Hebert, Do Less
The event which Christmas commemorates means more to the world as a whole than any other holiday that we observe.
Lucretia Walker Hardy
Traditionally, the holiday season is a time to highlight the truly human qualities of peace, of generosity, and of understanding. No matter how we choose to celebrate this season, regardless of whom we share this time with, and no matter where we decide to gather, this time of year reminds us that the beliefs that unite us are far greater than those which divide us.
Shawn Graham and Roxanne Reeves, 2009 Christmas message
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Family Vacation Quotes
"When it comes to the summer months most people start to think about where they will be going on vacation. This is the time of year when most individuals take time off of work because the kids are out of school. It is the perfect time for everyone to spend time together and to regroup from the stress that is often experienced with everyday life."
Cindy Crawford, Vacation Deals: How to Relax in the Summer without Going on Vacation
"It's not about balance, it's about designing a work-home-family life that makes you feel good. A life you don't need a vacation from."
Jacqueline Fisch, Unfussy Mom: simplifying your life
"THANKSGIVING Is a holiday filled with family, friends, and great food. It's a celebration of abundance and appreciation."
Rodney Miles, Thanksgiving Around the World and in Your Home
"Vacation is the term applied to a trip that involves just the two of us. Family trips are not really vacations, except in the strict sense that we have vacated one set of premises and moved the general hullabaloo right along with us."
Robert Benson, Home by Another Way: Notes from the Caribbean
"For our family, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, and we look forward to the holiday season all year long. Not because of the presents we'll receive but because of the memories and traditions it holds, the opportunities to give and serve as a family, and the focus we put on enjoying each other and all that it offers!"
Mandi Ehman, 101 More Day of Christmas
"…there are those regrets that you never spent enough time with your children always too busy to give them more than just a few hours of attention a week or only during a one-week family vacation a year…"
Byron Pulsifer, The View From A Hospital Window
"In America, there are two classes of travel: first-class and with children."
"I think it is absolutely vital when you are married with children to have at least one trip away a year without the kids. No matter how much we love them, it's really important to remember we are part of a couple too, otherwise the kids completely take over."
Jason Ayres, Austerity Dad: Handy Hints and Tips for the family on a budget.
"In the end, kids won't remember that fancy toy or game you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them."
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Funny Vacation Quotes To Make You Smile
"Do you spend more time planning a vacation than you do planning your life?"
"Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money."
"Vacation used to be a luxury, but in today's world it has become a necessity."
"The average vacation is one-tenth playing - nine-tenths paying."
"Imagine that -we now live in a world where a manager's approval is needed not to take vacation. This would have been unthinkable even three or four years ago."
Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
"Being freed of work obligations after 40 or more years of employment can create the same gleeful anticipation we used to feel on the last day of school before summer vacation but, then again, it might bore us literally to death."
Fred Vettese, Bill Morneau, The Real Retirement: Why You Could Be Better Off Than You Think, and How to Make That Happen
"A vacation is a sunburn at premium prices."
"No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell."
"No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."
"A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in."
"Too much work, and no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses,
Work's the curse of the drinking classes."
"If some people didn't tell you, you'd never know they'd been away on a vacation."
"Vacation - A period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need."
"When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance and your morning coffee."
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Take A Break Quotes
"When you plan to take time-off at work, you schedule it ahead of time, plan for it, and then take it when the time comes (pretty much no matter what). The same goes for your breaks from mothering."
Linda Kastiel Kozlowski, Motherhood, Inc. - Seven essential tools for success at home
"You need to take a break away from your work area so when you return you are more refreshed and ready to work."
Byron Pulsifer, Don't We All Want To
"Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow."
"It is a good thing for everyone who can possibly do so to get away at least once a year for a change of scene. I do not want to get into the position of not being able to see the forest because of the thickness of the trees."
"Sometimes when we take a break we may find that solutions then present themselves."
Catherine Pulsifer, Cheer An Inspirational Thought
"Richard Branson advised that entrepreneurs should also take some time off from work and enjoy the company of their family or friends."
Norbert Richards, Richard Branson Unofficial : How to be a successful person in business and life
"People who work under constant stress must take time off to be in complete silence and meditate even if it is for ten minutes during tea or lunch breaks."
Dianne Kane, Anger Management for Partners: Get back love and respect in your relationship
"We have never been taught how to relax, how to take care of ourselves in a positive, nurturing way (not just going on a vacation or out for an expensive dinner). Twenty minutes of deep relaxation a day will aid your mental growth, improve your physical health and emotional stability, and possibly even increase your spiritual awareness."
L. John Mason, Guide to Stress Reduction, 2nd Ed.
"The problem is that technology has become an extra limb for some of us. It's important to utilize this technology, but at the same time it's important to know when to take a break from it."
Alex Broches, Start Living...Now!
"Find what brings you joy and go there."
"Although it is important that we be productive citizens and put in time at work, maybe we need to respect the importance of leisure time and relaxation a little more."
Sage Wilcox, The 2-Hour Vacation
"In simple terms, it is sometimes better to let your mind go to zero where you are not consciously trying to arrive at an answer or solution. In order to take this mini zero vacation, you probably will best be doing something totally different from whatever it is you are attempting to overcome or resolve."
Byron Pulsifer, The Zero Vacation
"Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before."
"I've found that sometimes it is best to take a break by going for a walk, or take a coffee break. This break can help clear your mind and calm your anxiety. It is a time to let your mind go to zero by not thinking of the issue at hand."
Byron Pulsifer, Behavoir A Legacy
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