Two-thirds of Americans have taken a “staycation,” according to a recent LivingSocial survey. With the average vacation cost weighing in at a whopping $1,180 per person, it’s no wonder!
As if it weren’t sad enough that Americans only get an average of 14 vacation days per year — an international low — more than half of Americans say that increased gas prices affect their summer travel plans. Oy, come on, America.
Let’s take a look at the world of staycations with the below infographic created by timeRAZOR.
I’d have to give a thumbs up to everything except that staycations are “still a favorite way for Americans to spend their summer.” Based on the data, it kind of looks like we’re just forced into staying home, with no vacation days and too many expenses. Please, someone, let us out of here!
Fine wine sales in the United States are forecasted to increase by 7-11% this year, according to Silicon Valley Bank’s Annual State of the Wine Industry Report, released on Tuesday.
Along with increased demand, the report’s author, Rob McMillan, projects increased grape and bulk juice prices, fewer private labels, more variation and acreage in plantings, a decline in wine quality for the price paid, and an increase in market share for imported wines.
The report also addresses the emergence of the “Fifth Column,” a group of “disparate, focused companies” that are challenging how wine is distributed, enabling it to be sold direct to consumers, cutting out the wholesaler. Some of those companies include the likes of ShipCompliant, TastingRoom.com, Lot18, VinTank and Naked Wines — believe me, that’s only the beginning.
The report was released in conjunction with a nifty infographic (pictured below) that sums up the institution’s findings.
To dig into the report, download it here, or check out this presentation on SlideShare, which is chock-full of graphs and numbers to get your head spinning.
What are your thoughts on the findings? Any you’d add to the mix based on personal observations?
Image by Erica Swallow
I wrote an article about smartphone addiction last month, covering research released by UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom.
The folks over at e2save were inspired to create an infographic to visualize the data. It’s beautiful, so I thought I’d feature it today. Take a look.
Do you feel like you’re addicted to your smartphone? (I am pretty sure that I am.)
I’ve written a few times about infographic resumes on Mashable, and each time, I feel like a hypocrite, because I don’t have an infographic resume. Well, folks, not anymore!
Freelance designer Snow White Powers designed my new infographic resume (embedded below). I enlisted her help, because she did an amazing job redesigning my business cards last year. I asked her to maintain my business card theme in the new resume template, and I’m really pleased with it.
Use the zoom buttons to see it more clearly. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
If you’re looking to create a more interesting resume, check out these resources:
- HOW TO: Spruce up a Boring Resume
- HOW TO: Set Up an Online Resume