How a Staycation is a Vacation without Travel

Staycation - Vacation without the Travel

A staycation is a type of vacation where instead of traveling, you stay at home. Like a vacation, you take paid time off from work for leisure. Taking a staycation means planning many of the same activities that you enjoy on vacation without the stress and cost of travel. The difference is you’ll stay at […]

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National Holiday to Plan A Vacation Day in the USA

Celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day USA

What is National Plan For Vacation Day and when is it celebrated? It’s on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. This holiday by the U.S. Travel Association reminds us to plan our annual vacation days in January to travel more in the USA in 2020.

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Vacation Rollover Policy Survey and Checklist

Vacation Rollover Survey Blog Post

Can you carry forward unused vacation days from one year to the next? The concept of rolling over vacation days should be familiar to readers. Workers with permanent full-time jobs are granted a set number of vacation days per year. You may accrue them as the year progresses or receive them all at once at […]

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USA Holiday Calendar Dates for 2020 Vacation Planning

2020 USA Holiday Calendar - Vacation Time Off

Looking for the US holidays calendar for 2020? Learn how to use the list of public or national holidays to go on vacation more often this year. Full-time employees receive paid holidays which are just as valuable as regular vacation days; though less flexible except for floating holidays. So review the observed dates and mark […]

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8 Ways to Make Travel a Habit for Work-Life Balance

Taking Vacations Can Be Habit Forming - 8 Ways to Improve Work-Life Balance

Are you in the habit of taking all of your vacation days? In 2018 Americans forfeited 236 million unused vacation days. Wow! Besides the few of us who are addicted to travel, most people need a reminder and a gentle push to take their vacations. Habits are formed over time until they become an automatic […]

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Benefits of Flexible Working – Career Advice to Tweak Your Work-Life Fit

Does your job offer a flextime policy or flexible work schedule? This interview covers remote work, work+life fit, and finding a job with balance. Employees sometimes need to work from home, leave the office to take care of family matters, and get personal time. Learn from the expert on flexible working arrangements, Cali Williams Yost of Flex-Strategy Group.

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What’s the Difference Between Vacation and Holiday?

What's the difference - Vacation vs. Holiday

Do you want to “take a vacation” or “go on holiday”? The difference between the words vacation and holiday are not always clear. It depends on where you live and work so find out when to use which in a sentence. If you are an American taking time off to travel you will say that you are taking a vacation. In the UK and most other English-speaking countries, going on holiday is what it’s called. Learn the history and usage of the terms vacation and holiday.

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Top 10 Ways to Take Your Use It Or Lose It Vacation Days

Simple Fact: A majority of Americans will fail to take all of their earned vacation days*. As the end of the year approaches and your accrued time off is treated as use-it-or-lose-it, look up exactly how many leftover vacation days you have. Perhaps “leftover” is a term better served during the Thanksgiving holiday. Let’s call […]

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Travel Bloggers Say Don’t Quit Your Day Job (and still take lots of vacations)

How often can you take a vacation while keeping your full-time job and not lose it because you are often away from the office traveling? A lot is the short answer! Meet the travel bloggers who keep working full-time in order to fund and fulfill their travel dreams. Even if you don’t have a lot […]

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30 Work-Life Balance Tips to Enjoy Stress-Free Travel Time

30 Work-Life Balance Tips for Stress Free Travel

What’s the point of having work-life balance if you are stressed out about taking time off for travel? Being more productive at home and at the office is the best way to free up more vacation time. However, the act of travel can be stressful whether solo, as a couple, or with family, and you […]

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