By AAA Travel Editors
January 24, 2022
We all know that taking time off and getting away from work is good for us, so why do so many Americans not do it? In a 2021 survey from the U.S. Travel Association, only one-quarter of American workers used the entire amount of their time last year and left 29 percent, or about four days, of their time off on the table; however, nearly 64 percent reveal they desperately need a vacation.Perhaps we need to remind ourselves that there are real health benefits to leaving behind our 9-to-5 workaday lives. According to that same survey, almost 79 percent, or eight in 10 people, believe time off is integral to health and well-being.
Taking time off to be more active, breathe fresh air, experience new things and to pamper yourself can help you de-stress and recharge. Even just planning a trip can keep you motivated and upbeat by giving you something to look forward to.