If you're a workaholic like many people, you find it difficult to stop thinking about work even after you've arrived at your destination. We asked Bob Diener, travel expert and co-founder of Hotels.com and Getaroom.com about tips to help us switch to vacation mode.
-Leave the laptop at home. You can get the necessary information from your cell phone, plus it's less stressful than opening up the laptop.
-Spend the day on a boat where no one can reach you so you can really relax.
-Go somewhere completely different from your usual environment. Hawaii, Miami, Bahamas, Caribbean and the Florida Keys are great locations that make you feel like you are really on vacation.
-Leaving the country will really make you feel like you are far away. London and Paris are top destinations with lots of great deals now on airfare and hotels.
-Schedule activities like scuba diving, golf and tennis to keep you busy so you're not thinking about work and are too busy to check your emails.
-Remember: everyone is entitled to a vacation and most people respect that you are away and need the time off.