Adventure awaits: Plan your time off

Posted on January 2, 2018
When asked, most people would say they would like to travel more, but time tends to get away from them throughout the year with work responsibilities. Sadly, 662 million unused vacation days were left on the table in 2017. Approximately 54 percent of Americans — roughly one in four employees in the U.S. — are missing out on their hard earned paid time off. Let’s remedy that this year.

Starting fresh in this brand new year, make your vacation visions a reality by putting a plan in motion. January 30 is National Plan for Vacation Day. Yep, it’s a real thing. The new Vacation Planning Tool allows you to enter earned days off, plot trips and vacations, and export to your own calendar. How easy is that? 

Did you know that taking your ‘earned’ paid time off actually improves your health and productivity? Statistics show that when a person takes time off, it allows them to stop and smell the roses. And, organizations feel the benefits by having refreshed employees. It’s a win-win. Once you actually take your days off, you’ll wonder why you ever postponed the pure joy of downtime. So, starting today, make a plan to take ‘I’m too busy’ out of your vocabulary, and take your deserved time. Giving yourself the gift of time and travel is worth every, single second.