Americans need to learn how to vacation. There, I said it! My good friend Jacquelyn (who lives in Toronto Canada) and I have discussed this topic in length as she is currently taking a two week vacation in South Africa. Why is it that American's can barely get away for a long weekend let alone plan a two week holiday? Sadly, I blame it on our work culture. It's simply unheard of to take that much time off without significant struggle in the workplace. And even now that I own my own business without vacation days to cash in or a boss to answer to, I still have trouble getting away.
Jacquelyn says that taking vacations are simply non-negotiable in her family. It's something they plan, and something they do. I love that! If only I could make vacationing, and I mean really vacationing non-negotiable. Maybe I will have to revise my New Year's Resolutions just a bit. But before we all get to down on ourselves for not being on a two week holiday, I recommend you hop on over to Lark & Linen and get my recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash with Mascarpone & Balsamic. It's quite possibly my favorite vegetable dish of all time! Do you plan yearly vacations?
photo by Leah Bergman / Recipe on Lark & Linen