HEALTHY LIVING
05/05/2014 02:04 pm ET Updated May 06, 2014

The Vacation Mistake We're All Making

Considering the omnipresent temptations to remain plugged in, it's no wonder Americans are having such a hard time unplugging, recharging and taking a proper vacation. How can one savor a crêpe under the Eiffel Tower or become engrossed in a novel on the beach when there are emails to be answered, tweets to be "favorited" and Google docs to glance at?

Luckily, HuffPost's President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, has provided us with some perspective. Yes, there's a wrong way to vacation, but you can make sure to do it right and truly get the most out of your precious free time.

Listen to Huffington's advice below:

Podcast produced by Amber Genuske and Rebecca Adams.

You can download the full audiobook for Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder here. For more Thrive podcasts, check out HuffPost on Soundcloud.

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