Dr. Phil Talks Vacation Phobia with AARP Travel Expert

Vacation phobia, or the fear of taking time away from our busy lives and demanding jobs can be detrimental to our health and career success. Dr. Phil and AARP travel experts talk about these detriments and offer solutions to help Americans plan time away from the office:

Beginning in 2000, the number of vacation days American workers took each year began ticking down. And down. And down. By 2015, Americans were using an average of 16 vacation days a year — nearly a full workweek less than the long-term average. The kicker is that this Lost Week wasn’t stolen from American workers; most still earned it from their employers. They just walked away from it, opting instead to essentially work for free for their employers one week a year.