Category Archives for Time and Money

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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Got Travel Insurance? 5 Ways It Protects Your Money, Your Health, and Your Vacation

Travel Insurance 5 Ways it Protects Vacation Money, Health, and Trip

Don’t purchase trip insurance coverage for every trip. Either go with a discounted annual policy or buy single-trip cover for a major vacation. Learn how to quote and compare travel + medical insurance to protect your vacation health, time and money.

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How Business Travelers, Expats, and Digital Nomads Receive Postal Mail

Expats, Couples, Digital Nomand Travelers Get Their Mail

Have you ever wished that you could check your mail while you were traveling? To be clear I’m talking about your home mailbox, postbox, or the mailslot at your house or apartment, not your email “mailbox” or inbox. The U.S. Post Office is not obsolete yet. Despite electronic and paperless billing options, we all still […]

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The Complete Guide to International Travel Without Outrageous Bank ATM and Sneaky Credit Card Currency Conversion Fees

Avoiding Foreign Currency Bank, ATM, Credit Card Exchange Fees While Traveling

The Truth About Currency Fees While on Vacation It’s wonderful that free checking accounts and credit cards with no annual fees are available in the U.S., but are they truly free? As you surely know, fees are how most banks make money to generate huge profits at your expense. Besides fees for minimal balances, returned checks, “foreign” ATM withdrawals, […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for People Who Want to Take More Time Off

Time Off 5 New Year's Resolutions

Your New Year’s resolutions are doomed to fail if you don’t put your work-life balance goals first. Take a look at this list of the top New Year’s resolutions and ask yourself what they have in common. > 37% – Stay fit and healthy > 32% – Lose weight > 19% – Spend more time […]

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16 Simple Household Ways To Save Big Money For Your Next Vacation

Saving for Vacation - Stuff

Can you afford your next vacation – I mean the one you really want to take? Far too many of us look at what’s left in our bank account to calculate how much vacation we can afford. Flip that vacation-deprived mindset around!  What are you wasting money on that lacks the benefits of a fulfilling vacation? The VacationCounts […]

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Send Holiday Occasion eCards with the Gift of Vacation Time

Send Email Greeting Cards

Before you go out to the store and buy another greeting card for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, graduation, or even for Mother’s Day (how dare I!), ask yourself why. Giving paper cards are part of our “must-do” lifestyle so you have to right? This year try giving e-cards or better yet, Vacation Time e-Cards. […]

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10 Ways To Take A Vacation Day for $25 or Less

Free Vacation Day Graphic

I was going to title this post 10 ways to take an absolutely free vacation day, but I realize there are always costs to leaving your house. So this set of do-it-yourself vacation days will each cost you less than $25. The minimal costs are impossible to avoid such as for transportation (gas, bus, or […]

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How to Receive Your Postal Mail When You Travel All The Time (Virtual Mailbox Services)

Mail Forwarding to Traveling Inbox

For VacationCounts readers living in America, telling the U.S. post office to hold your mail is an easy way to make sure it is minded while you are traveling.  One limitation is that you can only put your mail on vacation hold for up to 30 days.  Therefore this cannot work for people who have […]

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Ask for Time Off to Volunteer for a Community Service Vacation

The holiday time of year serves up an important reminder that there are many people in need of a little assistance and numerous ways to lend a hand in the community.  There are no shortage of opportunities to volunteer at a government agency or non-profit organization, but is this the desired use of a vacation? […]

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