American scientists have found that vacationers are happier when their vacation is divided into four parts, The Telegraph reported. The shorter the holiday is and the more often it repeats, the more memories it brings to people, specialists believe.
"A long vacation is bad in that the seventh day the feeling of happiness peters out because the first days were filled with bright and exciting things. Therefore, four smaller vacations a year is much better for a person’s psyche," Prof Ariely from Duke University in North Carolina said.
However, other experts disagree with Ariely. For example, Tim Harford, the author of Dear Undercover Economist, said an increased number of trips would only increase stress associated with traveling.
"The more often you take a vacation, the more discomfort may happen to you. I don’t think it’s worth it," he said.