One of our favorite traditions since last year has been to book our holiday trips well in advance. This might just be a long weekend trip to a place close by – but, we’ve been making it a point to book at least 3 months in advance.
While it helps to plan ahead with young kids, the bigger reason is a learning from a Dutch study about the connection between vacations and happiness that found something surprising – vacationers experienced the highest amount of happiness before the vacation.
It turns out anticipating vacations is a large part of the fun.
We’ve taken that lesson to heart (and we’ve found it to be true) – the practice comes recommended. :-)