Recently it was reported that many Americans skip taking some of their vacation days because they fear falling behind at work. In February of this year, our President, Henrik Kjellberg, wrote a piece for Huffington Post discussing America’s growing vacation problem. According to statistics released in 2015, more than 135 million Americans said they hadn’t taken a vacation in the last 12 months. Another stat showed that Americans are taking the least amount of vacation time in forty years. What do we do?
Henrik proposes that we start to look at alternative definitions of “vacation.” You don’t need to take a week off from work to get away and unplug anymore. You can take a short weekend trip and turn off your computer (even your cell phone if you’re brave enough!). These quick getaways can be filled with just enough relaxation to allow you to recharge and rejuvenate.
At Hotwire, we believe in taking more spontaneous shorter trips. We don’t want travelers to miss graduations, weddings, or just time away with friends and family. Don’t have anything going on next weekend? You don’t need an excuse to travel. You can decide on Wednesday that you want to explore a new city and get up and go on Saturday. We want to encourage people to get out there and take advantage of more spur-of-the-moment travel opportunities! You’ll be happy you did.