American workers not only get less vacation time then workers in other countries, but they don’t usually use as much of their vacation time either. According to a study conducted in 2012, U.S. workers received an average of 12 days last year for vacation time, and out of those 12 days, most workers only used 10 days.
With a fresh February jobs report showing growth and progress in the job market, the current state of American workers is bolstered (if only slightly). So why not take advantage of your time off? Vacation time is not necessarily a birthright as an American, but it is your right as a hard working employee to take it. No sense leaving yourself overworked.
There are many ways you can utilize your vacation time throughout the year to ensure you are revitalized to work at your best. Consider a few of these vacation ideas for those 12 days you have under your belt to spend time away from the office.