Most people don't take vacations. I couldn't tell you why, but I can tell you that you should.

Taking a break from life is essential to your health. And using your paid time off to stay home does not count!

I took a very quick and fun vacation this weekend and I bet you didn't even notice I was gone. I went right up to Cape Cod on Friday and got home early Sunday. It was so worth it. I feel very refreshed.

The trick to doing this and not spending much? Sleep on a buddy's couch. I reconnected with a college friend who happens to live on the Cape. So, I went up to visit.

You have to be willing to just pack and go without being concerned about how much time you are actually there. Just do it.

I went whale watching, toured Provincetown, MA, went to a lighthouse and had some great meals. All in a short period of time.

You only live once, so don't put a trip on your bucket list, pack up and go!