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Travel Tip: Why More Americans Should Use Their Vacation Days

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Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin

Have you ever heard of something called vacation deprivation?

Well, you should take note.

Many Americans are victims of this—not taking full advantage of their allocated number of vacation days.

Expedia just released its 2016 survey.

Once again, America trails the world when it comes to the work/life balance.

This year, we left 375 million paid vacation days on the table.

But in other countries, paid vacation seems to be a right.

In Europe, for example, Germans get an average of 30 vacation days—and they take all of them.

But in America, many of us say that taking the full vacation allotment would be perceived negatively by our employer.

Here’s something even more disturbing.

In the Expedia survey, a full 29 percent of Americans reported they typically go one year or more between vacations.

Remember, for most of us, an unused vacation day is time we can’t recoup, and we won’t be financially compensated either.

If you have vacation time, do yourself a favor—take it.

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