As soon as the calendar year changes, my best friend starts mapping out her PTO for the year. She's an adventurous jet-setter that uses every minute of paid time off she can, so it's a big deal to her. Studies have shown that just planning a vacation can produce as much happiness as the break itself, so whether I'm ready to lock down my travels or not, I join in the fun with a little daydreaming. Plus, setting your sites on a destination helps you figure out how much you'll need to save to make it a reality.
Have you planned your 2011 vacations yet? And if so, where are you headed?