It always is well in the early summer to remind those who are going on a vacation that the purpose of the vacation is to be restful and healthful and make you better able to do your work the rest of the year. It seems to me that the restful part is most frequently neglected in American vacations.
A week after most people return from their vacations they are able to say that they feel almost as well as before they left, and while this is not sensible, it is very human. The principal trouble with Americans on vacations is that they try to get too much into too short a period.
The following ten vacation proverbs are suggestions toward a sane vacation spirit:
1. A deep coat of tan is not necessarily a sign of vigorous health.
2. Rest is just as important as exercise.
3. An hour’s extra sleep in the morning is likely to improve your health more than an extra set of tennis.
4. Milk is the best vacation beverage.
5. Idleness is the mother of cigaret smoking.
6. Why not try to reduce instead of increase your consumption of tobacco during this vacation?
7. All play, especially in a hot cabaret, spoils many a good vacation.
8. Vacations are paved with unfulfilled good intentions.
9. There is no law which demands that you dance with every blonde on the beach. Leave one or two for the other fellow.
10. Don’t take a busman’s holiday. The best feature of a vacation is change. If you live at the seashore, go to the mountains, and vice versa. If you play golf at home, go where there’s good fishing.