I am reading a book about how to and why to vacation. My family takes a decent amount of time off, but it is always going to visit family. More often than not, our vacation leaves us more stressed than not. Between dealing with the kids, other family members, and limited time to do what we want to do, there is very little if any downtime to recharge.
In the book The Four Hour Work Week, author Tim Ferris suggests going dark electronically. This is something that I have never done, but I the book "A month of Italy, restoring the art of vacationing" the author Chris Brady suggests doing this anytime we vacation because 88% of Americans will use electronic devices to stay in touch with work.
Thus poses the question, how do you vacation? Do you feel more refreshed when you return or exhausted? How do you vacation with kids? Do you go someplace to visit distant family or is it someplace else? Have you ever gone dark electronically while on vacation?