Robert J. Samuelson says that Americans have a hard time with the concept of a vacation:
In the global rivalry of economic models and lifestyles, the United States ranks dead last among advanced countries in one category: vacations.
It’s not that millions of Americans don’t annually flock to beaches, climb mountains, invade national parks or just hang around the house. We do. But we seem to have a harder time than other peoples in distancing ourselves from work. The office (also, the store, factory or warehouse) is routinely an uninvited guest on our holidays. [Read more...]