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Thought Thursday: Summer Vacation

This weekend kicks off prime vacation season, especially here in Connecticut where the snow has finally melted.

According to a recent study by the U.S. Travel Association and economic analysis firm Oxford Economics, Americans are throwing away $52.4 billion every year because they won't take time off from work. The collective reluctance to go on vacation can result in burnout and affect financial results.

We tapped two Mintz + Hoke team members to find out how they will fuel creative inspiration and reconnect this summer.

“For me, a vacation isn’t a time to relax and take it easy. It¹s a time to step out of what I am familiar with. I happen to live on Nantucket, a place where a lot of people go to relax and lay on the beach. I could do that every weekend if I wanted to, so when I take a real vacation, I want a new experience. Something different, stimulating and novel. I want to meet people. Try new foods. Create experiences and stories. So when I come back from vacation, I am revitalized and changed as a creative person.”
Grant Sanders, Creative Director

“My all-time favorite vacation activity is spending time with family and friends. I don't care where I am, as long as I'm in good company. I like to be disconnected and not checking email. I make a point to unplug. But soon, I'm scrambling to charge my phone because I can't quite help myself. Thing is, I always try and use my vacation time because, like my phone, I've found I always need a recharge to work my best.”
Trevor Dobrowsky, Associate Creative Director

From sitting on the beach to taking a family road trip, send us a virtual postcard by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram. We can’t wait to see how you’ll fuel your creativity this summer.

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