(BPT) - Americans don’t take enough time off: that’s the consensus of multiple studies on vacation time and how Americans use it – or don’t use it. Unused vacation days cost American workers more than $52 billion a year and have left companies on the hook for $224 billion of accumulated vacation time, according to one U.S. Travel Association study. More and more people are taking advantage of their time over the weekend to pursue experiences tied to their passions, with travel topping the list, according to a recent Wakefield Research survey conducted on behalf of Hampton by Hilton.
(BPT) - For families that like to travel and experience the beauty of nature, this is the perfect time of year. Cooler temperatures and vivid fall colors make for memorable and amazing sight-seeing opportunities. Most regions of the country have an area known for providing a vivid display of fall colors, making it a convenient day trip or the perfect weekend getaway. If you and your family are starting preparations for a fall trip of your own, keep these tips in mind in order to get the most enjoyment from your fall foliage excursion.
(BPT) - Have you ever wondered if there’s more to a vacation than amusement parks and beachside sunsets? Do you dream of immersing yourself in a culture, all while impacting the people as much as they impact you? If so, volunteering while vacationing — also known as voluntourism — is for you.