The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year

National Plan for Vacation Day is January 29!

National Plan For Vacation Day 2019

“So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time.

Americans universally say that vacation days are important to them, yet an unbelievable 52 percent of workers aren’t using their hard-earned vacation time. Project: Time Off research found that workers are taking nearly a full week less of vacation than we did in 2000, resulting in a stockpile of 705 million unused vacation days.

The secret to achieving your travel goals this year, while maintaining your excellent employee status, is planning. Planning is the most important step in making vacation possible and, according to Project: Time Off, a majority (52%) of workers who set aside time each year to plan for travel take all their time off, compared to just 40 percent of non-planners.

The benefits of planning extend beyond days spent away from the office for rest and rejuvenation. Planners report greater happiness than non-planners with their relationships, health and well-being, company, and job. Their bosses are probably happier, too, since they’re in the loop on when you’re going to be out and can prepare accordingly.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to take back your calendar and put vacation at the top of your list of priorities. Planning for a vacation can be achieved in three simple steps:

  1. Determine how much time off you earn and identify the vacation policies at your workplace.
  2. Get to dreaming! Where do you want to spend your time off this year?
  3. Plan out your days with Project: Time Off’s vacation planning tool and share with your manager, your colleagues, spouse—everyone!

This year, don’t let your vacation days be part of a statistic. Put the fear of missing out behind you and turn your bucket list into a to-do list by starting to plan now.

Need some ideas?

The Myrtle Beach area offers a wide-variety of entertainment, adventure, relaxation, and culinary options. Whether you want a couple’s retreat, a girlfriend’s getaway, guy’s golf spectacular, or the ultimate family excursion, you’ll find amazing experiences in Myrtle Beach.

The Myrtle Beach area boasts a 60-mile long beach, many theme and waterparks, Ripley's attractions, arcades, seven live theaters, and mini-golf courses galore!

The Grand Strand area also has two rivers, the Intracoastal Waterway, and inlets that allow for amazing eco-kayaking tours, fishing excursions, dolphin watch cruises and more. With two state parks, the opportunities for hiking and conservation education are vast. We also have Brookgreen gardens--a 9,000-acre botanical and sculpture garden with history tours, a lowcountry zoo and more. There are also more than 90 golf courses, 1800 restaurants and a wide-variety of lodging options from beach houses to motels to grand resorts! Visit the Deals page for the best Plan for Vacation Day Myrlte Beach special offers. 

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