Vacation is Part of Compensation: Are you giving your boss a refund by using less vacation time than you earn?

Only about 40% of US workers use all of their vacation time according to a recent CNN report. Since companies include paid time off when they calculate your compensation, not using your vacation time is the same as giving your boss a refund. It’s your time off — take it and enjoy it!

Consider this fact: taking time off is good for you and your employer. Studies show that people report being 35% happier at their jobs after a vacation. Happy workers tend to get more done. Don’t get caught in the trap of thinking that more hours at the office are the key to being a better employee. People that take time to relax and recharge are more productive and healthier than people that spend endless hours behind their desks.

When asked, 73% of visitors to this site reported using all of their vacation time; that’s a whopping 33% more than the US average! It’s probably because having a visitors guide is very helpful when you’re ready to use that valuable vacation time. Whether you’re looking for a trip to the mountains or the shore, travel guides make planning fun and easy, allowing you to learn about area attractions and plan ahead, making the most of your time off.

In another survey, 34% of visitors to our site reported taking two vacations per year. This is higher than the national average, and it is probably because planning a vacation is a great way to make sure you take a vacation. Planning gets you and your family excited for the trip and makes it a priority. Once you browse through a visitors guide, it’s hard not to picture yourself relaxing on the beach, skiing down a mountain, or hiking through a forest.

The economic climate of the last couple of years caused more people to opt for staycations than trips. Even if you can’t go too far from home, visitors guides can help you make the most of your time. Seven percent of visitors to our site said they haven’t take any trips in the last year. If you can’t travel far, make the most of your staycation by becoming a tourist at home. Every region has tourism, so where you live is probably a vacation destination to someone else. Travel guides can help you uncover hidden gems in your own state.

People are taught that work is important, but they tend to forget that time away from work is just as important. Don’t leave part of your paycheck behind by ignoring vacation days. Pick a destination — or two or three — and plan your next vacation (or staycation) today. You earned it!

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