Project: Time Off's Katie Denis shares the benefits of vacation with ABC's Good Morning America.
Make the most of your next vacation by incorporating ideas from some of the world's most successful executives.
When it comes to improving quality of life, there is no substitute for a relaxing vacation.
Half the fun of a vacation is being able to look forward to it, so be sure to put it on your calendar early.
The rest of the country could learn a thing or two about vacation from employees in the Centennial State.
Have you ever wondered how much vacation your boss actually wants you to take? This CEO eliminates all confusion.
Colorado, Virginia, and Arizona lead the country in vacation days used, according to new research from Project: Time Off, while residents of Montana, Delaware, and Rhode Island are at the bottom of the pack.
Leaving vacation days unused has become an unfortunate national pastime. This report provides a state-by-state look at American vacation usage and travel preferences.
It's easy to focus only on the numbers on the paycheck, but many bosses are more likely to offer equally important benefits like paid time off.
A week of vacation doesn't have to mean a mountain of work waiting for you when you get back.
Most Millennials feel guilty about asking for time off, but the numbers indicate that a little vacation will help their work productivity.
Not only do Americans receive fewer vacation days than any other advanced world economy, but 28 million Americans aren't allotted any paid time off at all.
Most employees claim that success means disconnecting from work to spend more time with family, so why do over 70% stay connected to work while on vacation?
Let go of the fear that you'll look less dedicated when you choose to take the vacation you earned.
Most bosses aren't going to offer up extra vacation out of nowhere, but that doesn't mean you can't negotiate a few extra days a year.
When it comes to taking a much-needed break from work, small business owners have a lot of catching up to do.
Cost doesn’t have to be a barrier to using your vacation days. All it takes is a little planning with a dash of creativity.
Long summer vacations have shown to improve workplace culture, retention, and efficiency.
Companies across the nation are beginning to find that when employees use their vacation days, productivity increases.
The New York Times explains the rationale behind the jobbymoon and reveals the best time to take one.
The evidence continues to mount in favor of taking a vacation.
Roger Dow explains the value of vacations from both economic and familial points of view.
Katie Denis provides insight on some of the most surprising statistics from State of the American Vacation 2018.
Katie Denis shares the latest findings from State of American Vacation 2018 and the change in America's vacation habits with CBS Moneywatch.
Many American workers are afraid of sending their bosses the wrong message by using all of their vacation days. Research suggests they have it all wrong.
Condé Nast highlights State of American Vacation 2018 with tips on how to hack your company's vacation policy.
Nine in ten Americans say they haven't seen enough of their own country, so why do they spend less than half of their vacation time travelling?
In 2017, American workers took the most time off since 2010, but most employees still left days unused.
The State of American Vacation 2018 by the numbers.
Are workcations the next big trend in travel or substitute for an under-vacationed nation?
The State of American Vacation 2018 results show an increase in vacation and evidence there may be a right way to spend your vacation days.
American vacation usage is at its highest point in seven years. Yet, nearly nine in ten Americans feel they haven't seen enough of their country. Read the latest on America's vacation habits.
Decades of research show that vacation is a habit that's good for your health.
Cait DeBaun sits down with Brit + Co to explain the benefits of vacation time and give tips on how to make sure your vacation days don't go to waste.
It’s time to stop making excuses and start making plans. Join us on January 29, 2019 for National Plan for Vacation Day!
The National Park Service is an American treasure. Here are 10 reasons to love NPS.
Most American workers have experienced at least one of these signs recently, but more than half of them are still leaving vacation days unused each year.
Before your workload becomes unmanageable and all of the accommodations fill up, take the time now to plan your next vacation.
The United States is the only developed nation in the world that does not mandate paid vacation for employees. What does that mean for the health of the American worker?
Americans are starting to prioritize their well-being and focusing on self-care. Here's how vacation factors into the equation.
Getting your vacation days on the calendar can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Here are the four steps you need to take.
Planning vacation time is a simple, but meaningful way to improve happiness, boost morale, prevent burnout, and reduce stress.
More than half of American workers leave vacation days unused each year. Make sure you're not one of them by planning your getaway today.
Fewer than half of Americans (49%) take the time to plan their vacation days out each year, according to new research from Project: Time Off
Download the 2019 logo for your event materials.
Engage your audience in National Plan for Vacation Day by telling them why planning matters and how your organization can help.
Offering an array of promos and events, organizations all over the travel industry are making it easier than ever for you to use up all of those vacation days this year.
Need a little inspiration? Here's a reason to take a day each month.
Planning vacation time is a simple, but meaningful way to improve happiness, boost morale, prevent burnout, and reduce stress. But the virtues of planning are being trumped by the realities of life and work.
Analyze the vacation behavior of your audience with Project: Time Off recommended survey questions.
Use this guide to improve your workplace culture.
Want to participate in National Plan for Vacation Day? Get started with these five ways to celebrate.
Big idea for National Plan for Vacation Day? Announce your participation with this template press release.
Use these talking points to inform National Plan for Vacation Day media outreach, digital content, and more.
Research shows employees who take vacation get ahead. TV Host and Travel Expert Samantha Brown reminds us it's time to stop making excuses
TV Host and Travel Expert Samantha Brown says it's time to escape the cubicle for sunshine and new ideas. Join in on National #PlanForVacation Day, January 30, 2018
TV Host and Travel Expert Samantha Brown reminds Americans that January 30, 2018 is National Plan for Vacation Day
TV Host and Travel Expert Samantha Brown reminds Americans that you don't need to find the time for vacation, you already have it.
The Vacation Planning Tool lets individuals easily plan out their vacation days: input the number of vacation days you earn and start planning. The tool is available to embed and customize for your website.
I promise this isn't a "How Millennials killed..." thought piece. Though we do have one or two of those if you're in the market.
To stay plugged in or to unplug? That is the question.
The latest Project: Time Off report shows why employers should care about vacation just as much as their employees do.
Here is what you need to know about technology's impact on American vacation.
Is unplugging on vacation always a good thing? Employees who don't feel they can unplug from their job, may be ready to pull the plug entirely.
A new report looks at the impact technology has had on the way Americans approach downtime.
Don't let your vacation days go to waste. Travel and Leisure mapped out trips based on how many vacation days you have left. Time to start packing.
What can American employees learn from Europeans about vacation and productivity?
An out of office message can help clearly define your vacation expectation.
Millennials are the generation with the most unused vacation days. A major reason being vacation shaming.
There are proven methods to help foster the work-life balance that we all deserve.
Not all vacation policies are created equal, but what happens when one company creates a mandatory vacation policy for all employees?
Americans are still leaving vacation days on the table, but how do U.S. employees' vacation habits compare to other countries?
If vacation leads to healthier, happier, and more productive employees, why are people taking less of it?
Many of us are using paid time off, we’re not using it to its fullest potential. Technology and poor personal habits encourage us to stay plugged in.
Office leaders may think they’re doing a good job communicating the importance and benefits of taking time off to their employees — but they’re not.
Studying a map of the U.S. reveals there are marked differences between those who feel comfortable taking vacation and those who don't.
With smartphones, laptops, and Wi-Fi almost everywhere, the line between work and vacation is becoming increasingly blurred.
We're all busy. But should we change our brand of busy?
There is a geographic difference across the U.S. in vacation habits and perception. The most under-vacationed city in the country? Washington D.C.
America is at a critical crossroads: continue underestimating the power of vacation or empower employees to take what they earn.
Does where you live predict your vacation habits? It might, if you look at Project: Time Off’s latest study, Under-Vacationed America.
There are profound geographical differences in vacation habits among U.S. states and cities.
More than half of Americans leave vacation days on the table. NBC News explores how not taking time off can negatively impact your career.
The cities and states with the best and worst vacation usage—and the implications of unused time off.
What is vacation phobia, and what does it mean for employees? Dr. Phil and an AARP travel expert discuss how to plan vacation to avoid burnout.
Americans are using more of the vacation days they've earned but are still leaving days on the table.
Millennial women are less likely to take vacation than their male counterparts, citing fear of appearing replaceable.
Forfeiting vacation isn't just bad for your health, it's also bad for your wallet.
American vacation culture may be on the verge of major change. In 2016, America’s vacation trendline saw the most upward movement since vacation usage started its rapid decline in 2000. Read the latest trends from this year's report.
Employees who forfeited time last year probably thought that sacrificing that time would help them get ahead, but the data proves it may have hurt them.
New Report Shows Gender, Generation, and Seniority May Predict Vacation Behavior
It's become a perennial story: Americans are terrible at taking all of their allotted vacation days. But is it improving?
Join us for a dynamic discussion with Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer, on May 18 in Seattle, WA.
Having a vacation policy but never talking about it is like owning a washing machine but never adjusting the setting.
Don't let schedules get in the way of planning the perfect family vacation.
Working is no longer confined to an office space. Employees are constantly on and expected to deliver and it is taking a toll on our health.
Americans know how to work hard but a shift in workplace culture seems to prove that playing hard has been ditched from the equation.
Workplace pressures and a culture of silence have facilitated the rise of American work martyrs. But the generation most likely to perpetuate this damaging behavior is not who you might expect.
Unplug after hours. Stop working nights and weekends. Schedule time every day to go for a walk or meditate. Learn to say no.
Workers—especially us younger ones—are feeling more guilt than ever before about planning and taking their vacations.
"Companies should care about their employees taking time off just as much as the individual employees do."
You’re ready to go on vacation. These 12 easy steps can get you from approval to enjoying your downtime.
Taking a vacation by yourself can be just as—and in some cases, more—valuable as the one you share with others. Here are three reasons why.
Vacation days burning a hole in your pocket? Here's 30 ways to put those days to good use.
The next time you're headed out on vacation, use these tips to master your out of office.
Vacation is the work perk that benefits both employees and employers. The Washington Post highlights the research behind the push to plan it out.
Travelzoo's President shares why the company offers employees three extra vacation days and $1,500 to take a trip.
We could all probably use a vacation.
Aren't you tired of being bullied by time?
Making your vacation happen this year is as simple as adding it to the calendar.
Planning is the simplest and most powerful way to use more of our hard-earned vacation time.
Americans need a wake-up call to take back their calendars and #PlanForVacation.
Do you know your vacation liability? Three ways to make sure unused vacation time isn't impacting your bottom line or your culture.
Company leadership has a big role to play in that change, but from the CEO to entry-level employees, everyone has a role in shaping their company culture.
Vacation provides a change in routine and the freedom to think, leading to the birth of some of today’s most admired companies.
It was one of the best ideas for increasing productivity and engagement we’ve ever had.
Vacation is an important opportunity for employees to unwind, experience new things, and — most importantly — recharge.
Hilton's CEO shares how he accidentally created a culture where Sunday felt just like a Monday and why that was a problem for the business.
Americans are really, really bad at taking time off. And it's really, really bad for business.
Paid vacation time is essential to employee recruitment, retention, engagement, and performance.
The new report analyzes the contradiction between management's vacation beliefs and behaviors leading to $272 billion in vacation liability.
Vacation is a powerful tool for the companies that recognize its value to their bottom line.
Kickstarter is one company that reversed its unlimited vacation policy and returned to a 25-day cap on vacation days for employees.
At the 2016 Upside of Downtime Forum we asked one question of thought leaders and experts, what can we do to reverse America's vacation decine?
Read more about the 2016 Upside of Downtime Forum.
Dan Schawbel explains why it's up to leaders like him to set the right example and help other Millennials break their work martyr habits.
Samantha Brown offers important advice for American workers who may not be taking all their time off.
Despite the entitled stereotype, Millennials have taken on a different workplace identity: the work martyr. Here are tips to change that behavior.
Here are tips to help you take a step toward balance with your next vacation.
It's no secret that low stress is associated with better health. One research group found the specific gene links to prove vacation's role.
The one key Juliet Funt found to maximum productivity in a frenzied world? Encouraging time off to counter the pressures of the "Age of Overload."
The reasons kids cherish family vacation time are much simpler than you think.
Is working hard the same as working smart? Guy Kawasaki explains how time off plays a role in driving long-term organizational success.
How can you make sure your staffers—particularly Millennials—aren't turning into work martyrs? The answer is communication.
Four in ten American workers think it’s a good thing to be seen as a work martyr by their boss. Here's why being a work martyr is truly the worst.
The entitled Millennial stereotype is just that: a stereotype. Here's how one writer watched his generation become work martyrs over the last decade.
It’s one thing for managers to encourage employees to take and enjoy their vacation. But what do you do when your business is the business of helping others take and enjoy vacation?
The majority of Americans are not using their hard-earned vacation.
Research takes a closer look at who work martyrs are and the negative consequences of their behavior to individuals, businesses, and broader economy.
The Harvard Business Review points out that Millennials may actually be work martyrs.
The work martyr equation is More Stress + More Pressure = Less Money. It doesn't add up and here's why.
Americans forfeiting vacation time to show job dedication could actually be jeopardizing their career success.
The Associated Press highlights the need for vacation, especially one where work doesn't come with you.
A look back on what we learned at the inaugural Upside of Downtime Forum. Get ready to join us this year on October 5th in Washington, D.C.!
The data-drive case from Harvard Business Review for Why Americans should pack a suitcase and vacation.
CBS This Morning sits down with Energy Project's Tony Schwartz to get to the bottom of why Americans don't vacation and the rise of work martyrdom.
Where did the idea for the critically-acclaimed musical that's taken Broadway by storm come from? A vacation.
Millennials: take a page from Jimmy Buffett's playbook when it comes to taking time off.
Will you be outlived by your vacation days?
It is time to decide whether vacation time will become a casualty of the new working world or if we will take action to win back America’s Lost Week.
New Report Shows Critical Crossroads Between Taking Vacation Back or Letting It Go Extinct.
What would happen if we received performance reviews at home the way we do at work?
"Oh, you're taking a vacation...must be nice."
Heather Greenwood Davis describes the toughest decision she ever made about her career.
In-depth research proves that Americans who take time to plan how they will use their vacation time in the year ahead are happier than those who do not.
We're giving away 222 million vacation days!
Work Martyr ˈwərk ˈmär-tər n. a. employee who believes only he or she can get the job done and sacrifices personal well-being to do so. b. me.
The next time you're asked how long a year is, make sure you give the right answer: 365 days AND six hours.
The white paper reviews trends in America’s vacation habits and the underlying cause of our no vacation nation.
Americans are terrible at using vacation time. Sarah Green Carmichael dives into the phenomenon and finds that managers are the worst offenders.
It’s the season of resolutions. What made the top of your list? Do you want to travel more? Dive into a new hobby?
Working on this initiative inevitably leads to reflection about how I'm spending my time, balancing work and life, and making the most of my own vacation days.
In honor of National Philanthropy Day on Sunday, why not take a day to volunteer this holiday season?
Jennifer Lawrence has become America's sweetheart in recent years. Partially because of her on-screen performances, partially from her gif-worthy reactions.
Happy Boss' Day!
The inaugural Upside of Downtime Forum brought together media, human resource managers, and business leaders
Kids weigh in firsthand on their parents’ work habits and what it means to miss out on the quality time vacation provides
The latest Project: Time Off report will have working parents thinking twice about what it means to their kids when they sacrifice vacation time.
Why don’t Americans vacation? Our fear of work piling up coupled with a lack of a supportive work culture.
There aren't many things I would claim to be an expert in. But eating and, by virtue of that, judging baked goods might be one of those things.
On the fourth day of our road trip, I found my happy place. I didn’t know I was looking for it, but there it was, perched atop a hill in the Willamette Valley.
August 25, 2015 marks the start of a one-year celebration of the National Parks Service Centennial. “America’s best idea” is deserving of at least a year’s celebration.
The Project: Time Off road trip hit Astoria, OR for a walking tour of Goonies landmarks.
We're halfway to Portland on our #TakeADay roadtrip.
Want to start hiking but you're not sure how? Katie has pulled together her favorite tips to get you started and looking like a pro in no time.
Stephanie Meyer put Forks, WA on the map in 2005 with the release of Twilight and the town of 3,500 became much more than a lumber community.
Seattle was the first stop on P:TO's road trip through the Pacific NW, and less than 24 hours on the ground didn't stop us from seeing the city.
The fine folks of Seattle are forever intertwined with Dr. Frasier Crane, clouds, and coffee (may I remind you there’s a Starbucks within a quarter-mile of every house).
We’re about to embark on five days of sightseeing, hiking, wining, cheesing, and more on our road trip through the Pacific Northwest—and we’re bringing it all to you
Key to any successful vacation is making sure you have everything you need to make the most of it. Try our tips for packing like a pro.
The Project: Time Off team hit the road for a Pacific Northwest adventure, and did it on a budget.
A handful of companies see work martyr syndrome as a danger to their business, and they are using incentives to get employees to use vacation.
We all need a vacation. Even freelancers.
New Study Uncovers How Work Martyr Complex Bleeds into Relationships at Home
If you don't take time off, the only thing missing will be you. Watch Missing Memories.
Unlimited vacation is a concept typically reserved for tech startups, self-employed workers, and Richard Branson. Or is it?
We send 100 billion business emails a day. We schedule meetings, introduce ourselves to new partners, send sales pitches, media clips, and follow-up notes.
Unlimited vacation policies have been in the spotlight recently. See how some companies makes it work for them and their employees.
Several leading medical studies prove vacation is good for our health and should be enough to convince Americans to plan some time off.
Time for vacation? Your boss wants you to go.
TIME editor Nancy Gibbs discusses cover story "Save the American Vacation."
The U.S. Travel Association walked the walk in 2014 by providing an incentive to employees for using their paid time off.
The U.S. Travel Association announced Project: Time Off, the new name for the association’s initiative to prove the benefits of time off.
When Ellen caught wind of the Project: Time Off’s research, she couldn’t believe it. How were Americans skipping out on vacation?
American workers permanently lost a total of 169 million days of paid time off across the workforce in 2013.
NBC’s Tom Costello reports on the No Vacation Nation trend in America.
As a manager, see what other senior business leaders are doing to encourage their workers to use their paid vacation days.
Fear of being replaced and work piling up coupled with a lack of employer communication is keeping Americans from using their time off.
More than forty percent of American workers who receive the benefit of paid time off squandering a portion of their allotted time.
HR professionals believe that when employees take time out to recharge, they not only strengthen their own capabilities, but also contribute to the success of the entire organization.
Research by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) suggests that when employees take time to recharge, they contribute to the success of the entire organization.
Parents plan family vacation in order to provide their children with experiences they will remember for years to come.
Family vacations are one of the most important parts of our past, providing memories that are passed on for decades.
Families capture memories through photography and souvenirs to keep the memory alive for a lifetime.
Family vacations create memories that last for decades, are shared across generations, and bring a family closer together.