If you're like more than half of Americans, which the math says you probably are, then you didn't use your vacation time last year. More than 236 million days not only went unused in 2018, they were completely forfeited. All the lost time equates to more than $65.6 billion in lost benefits. If it were actually that much money we were leaving on the table, we probably wouldn't be as casual about it. It might as well be money though, that's your time, it's as much a part of your compensation as your pay.
We're joining with the US Travel Association and destinations across the country encouraging Americans to Plan for Vacation on January 28. There are countless studies that show taking vacation improves both physical and mental health. So often we worry about lost productivity at work, but studies also show that taking that time actually makes you more productive. So book that trip, you earned it. Literally! And check out some great travel deals to Mt. Hood Territory should you book that vacation today.