Health officials are often banging on the American way of life because we work too hard and don’t spend enough time relaxing on vacation. But, really, isn't going on vacation a lot of work in itself? Planning a trip and arranging all the details can be stressful -- not to mention paying for it. Being on the road is also brutal -- especially if you still have to check in with work while you’re away.

Then there’s the return to the office… and the 1,000 emails that need to be returned. It’s easy to see why many people just don't believe vacations are worth the effort.