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Work hard, play hard: How to hack your vacation




Women sunbathe in Tignes, southeastern France, on July 21, 2015.
Women sunbathe in Tignes, southeastern France, on July 21, 2015.
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With work seemingly taking up more and more of our day, knowing how to make the most of your down time is paramount.

Take your vacation, for example. There are many ways to make it better and more enjoyable. In a piece for the Wall Street Journal, reporter Sumathi Reddy offers tips on precisely that, from spacing out your vacation days, to ensuring you incorporate "me time" on your trips.

Have you gone on a vacation lately? How much planning did you do? What ended up working -- and what not?

Guest:

Sumathi Reddy, reporter at the Wall Street Journal whose story, “The Smartest Way to Take a Vacation” was published earlier this week in the paper