Just when I thought I was the only person to vacation with my laptop, (honestly, last trip I took there were five computers for four people - don't ask), I read that one in five people took computers on their most recent vacations. According to an AP-Ipsos poll, 80 percent said they brought along their cell phones, which means very few vacationers are leaving the office behind.

The study also showed that one in five people did some work while vacationing, and about the same number checked office messages or called in to see how things were going. So who is to blame? Is it demanding bosses, smartphones, super slim laptops, or the fact that most every mainstream hotel has WiFi or internet access?

I say it's a combination of those factors, plus the fact that we have become so accustomed to our digital lifestyle that we cannot unplug.