Thursday, September 19, 2013
Vacation vs. Vocation: Prepping with a Purpose
Six out of ten American families who take a summer vacation for one week or more spend on average $1,200 per family member and most prepare those vacation plans at least one month in advance. These were the findings of a survey (see "May 2012 Summer Vacation Plans (FR/PR) conducted in May 2012 by Echo Research for American Express.
What would be the impact on a generation of young adults if those same families invested just half of that amount per child, and one day of vacation planning during the mid-late teen years, to help their student get dialed in to the right vocation and long term life plans?
Vacation planning builds great family memories. Vocational planning builds great futures. Do both.