With the holidays on the horizon, the question begs, how much vacation time will you take for yourself, this year? Out of all the nations of the world, the U.S. does not rank very high when it comes to paid days off. Most people will agree that they would love to have more paid vacation days, yet you may be surprised to read that 52% of Americans didn’t even use all of their vacation days in 2017!

Studies show the importance of taking time off of work to explore, spend time with loved ones, and relax. Not only do we recommend you use your vacation days, but we also recommend asking for a vacation extension. Why? Well, for a few reasons!


5 Reasons for an Extended Vacation This Holiday Season

1. Availability

Right after Christmas and New Years Eve, nearly everyone else goes back to work. Which means that many of the hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals are available. You won’t have any trouble booking the vacation of your dreams!  

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2. Cost

Following up on the above reason, not only will more accommodations be available, but many of them will be available at lower rates than usual, and often, discounted. Remember, the vast majority of America goes back to work on January 2nd.

3. More Time to Decompress

For many, the actual holiday season doesn’t always end up being particularly relaxing. From holiday parties to family gatherings, life can become quite full during this time of year. Full of goodness, usually, but full nonetheless. By the time New Year’s passes, you’ll be ready to sit back, relax, and do less of everything. Gift yourself a few days of exactly that!

4. Spend The Beginning of January Dream-Building

There’s a reason New Year’s resolutions are so popular; the beginning of a fresh calendar year is a powerful time to set intentions and take steps towards creating positive change. January serves as a blank canvas from which to begin creating your next masterpiece. When we dive back into the routine immediately after the holidays, it becomes challenging to set aside time to visualize, manifest, and contemplate what to dedicate the new year to. Which is why we recommend extending your vacation through the first few days of January. Relax on a white sand beach, stare at the sea, and begin visualizing how to keep creating the life of your dreams!

5. Gift Your Loved Ones Experiences Rather Than Things

Lastly, consider using your holiday gift money to gift your loved ones a vacation experience. Chances are your loved ones have all sorts of lovely things, and will be given plenty more from everyone else during the holidays. You, on the other hand, can give the give of lifelong memories by booking a vacation rental during and post-holidays. Kick off the New Year by connecting even deeper with your loved ones swimming, hiking, adventuring, and lounging. Collect more inside jokes as you laugh until you feel as though you’ll burst.

We could come up with more than five reasons to ask for an extended vacation this holiday season, but do you need more? We’re betting not! Availability, cost, more time to relax, starting off on a productive foot, spending time with family, all the best reasons to travel, in general, are there! Generally speaking, it never hurts to ask, so give yourself a pep-talk, if needed, and approach your boss today!

If you’d like even more inspiration to extend your vacay, go ahead and visit our gallery and begin wander-lusting your way into your boss’s office. Whether your version of an extended vacation is two weeks or 28 days, we have the ideal Florida vacation rental for you!

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