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Travelers Are Wasting as Much as One Full Day of Their Vacations

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A new study found that travelers are wasting as much as a full day of their vacations. According to the South West News Service, the study commissioned by Sykes Holiday Cottages found that around 25 percent of respondents waste too much of their vacation time trying to figure out what to do next.

The report found that out of a seven-day vacation, the average traveler wasted an estimated 17.5 hours thinking about accommodations, researching places to visit, the stresses of work and more.

Another 25 percent of respondents said they spend more vacation time letting other people in their party choose the activities than doing what they want. A similar percentage of travelers also said trying to plan a trip has led to arguments.

Many of the arguments about vacation stem from a lack of time to plan the details, something survey respondents blamed on working long hours, household chores and taking care of their children.

As for one of the biggest complaints from travelers about wasting time on vacations, many thrill-seekers revealed they sometimes spend hours each day waiting in long lines at amusement parks.

At least the people participating in the study took their vacation days, as a report from last year found that a record 768 million vacation days went unused across the United States in 2018.

The 768 million figure signals a nine-percent rise from 2017 and amounts to an economic opportunity loss of $151.5 billion and as many as two million American jobs.

Courtesy of Donald Wood

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Five Great Vacation Ideas For Super-Active Kids

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If your child has ADHD, having a “relaxing” family vacation can be challenging — but it can be done. Here are a few vacation ideas that can help keep super-active kids happily occupied while also letting the whole family have fun.

Theme parks:

Theme parks are designed for kids—full of rides and child-friendly activities. They are one of the top family vacation ideas for kids with ADHD. TIP: Due to long lines, it’s a good idea to figure out beforehand which activities to do. Consider going on an off-peak day or week.

All-inclusive resorts or cruises:

Kid-friendly resorts and cruises are another vacation option for active kids. Both often have group activities for kids.TIP: When researching your options, check to be sure they offer the kind of activities your child enjoys.

National parks:

Enjoy the outdoors? Going to a national park can be a great family getaway and is often affordable. Being outside can offer kids with ADHD space and freedom to have fun. Spending time in nature is also good for your child — many kids with ADHD find “green time” to be a much needed break.TIP: Be sure to bring games and toys for any down time, like when it rains.

Farms and dude ranches:

Ranches and farms both tend to offer a variety of things to do throughout the day, such as collecting eggs, milking cows and riding horses, which will keep everyone active.TIP: Look for a ranch or a farm with plenty of organized activities to keep your child busy.

Skiing:

Zooming down a hill on skis can be thrilling for active kids. Going to a ski resort is also a great winter outing.TIP: Look for a resort with lots of different activities the family can try, such as toboggan rides or ice skating, in case the novelty of skiing wears off.

Whatever vacation you end up choosing, a little preparation can help you avoid travel challenges, like sticking to your child’s usual routine for eating and sleeping. Kids with ADHD do best with a set routine.

We would like to thank Understood.org for this wonderful article.