- Determine how much time off you earn and identify the vacation policies at your workplace.
- Get to dreaming! How do you want to spend your time off this year?
- Plan out your days with Project: Time Off’s vacation planning tool and share with your manager, your colleagues, spouse—everyone!
National Plan For Vacation Day – The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year
By Wendy Lynam, Inn Keeper, Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties, Inc.
January 30, 2018
“So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time.
Americans universally say that vacation days are important to them, yet 54 percent of workers aren’t using their hard-earned vacation time. Project: Time Off research found that workers are taking nearly a full week less of vacation than we did in 2000, resulting in a stockpile of 600 million unused vacation days.
The secret to achieving your travel goals this year, while maintaining your excellent employee status, is planning. Planning is the most important step in making vacation possible and, according to Project: Time Off, a majority (52%) of workers who set aside time each year to plan for travel take all their time off, compared to just 40 percent of non-planners. Planners also tend to take longer vacations: While three-in-four (75%) planners take a week or more at a time, non-planners take significantly fewer days—zero to three—than planners at once (42% to 18%).
The benefits of planning extend beyond days spent away from the office for rest and rejuvenation. Planners report greater happiness than non-planners with their relationships, health and well-being, company, and job. Their bosses are probably happier, too, since they’re in the loop on when you’re going to be out and can prepare accordingly.
What are you waiting for? It’s time to take back your calendar and put vacation at the top of your list of priorities. Planning for vacation can be achieved in three simple steps:
This year, don’t let your vacation days be part of a statistic. Put the fear of missing out behind you and turn your bucket list into a to-do list by starting to plan now.
Need some ideas?
Stay at the Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Greenville, SC or downtown Travelers Rest, SC and ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 22 mile paved bike trail. We rent bikes on site and even made a video to show you our favorite stops along the trail. Watch below:
After you are done with your bike ride stroll on down the lively Main Streets in both Travelers Rest or Greenville. Take in a Greenville Drive baseball game, hike the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains or indulge your palette at the MANY great restaurants in both towns connected by bike trail. Book your stay now! #bikeinnbikeout
Read more about the importance of planning at ProjectTimeOff.com/Plan.
Chefs Cycle Dinner For No Kid Hungry at the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR With Chef Kramer of Jianna Restaurant in Downtown Greenville, SC
Have you heard of Jianna Restaurant that opened this Spring in lovely, downtown Greenville, SC? Chef Michael Kramer has done some amazing pop up dinners at the Swamp Rabbit Inn & Properties and we are a BIG fan of his culinary talents. Not only is this man talented as a chef and cyclist but also a big supporter of Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry feeding kids in America. Please watch this video from our dinner at the new Swamp Rabbit Inn TR and learn more about Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry.
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Stopped in for lunch at the newly opened Willy Taco Feed and Seed on Laurens Road in Greenville this week and was delighted by the entire experience! This is a well trained, well rehearsed staff! They have been slammed all week from the looks of the parking lot and every aspect of the service was well tuned.
We started with the Trio which includes salsa, guacamole and queso. All three were delicious but the guac was the real standout! Very fresh ingredients and tasted like it had just been whipped up. Nice citrus kick to it! The salsa was perfectly spicy and how can you mess up queso right? The blue corn chip were warm and fresh with what appeared to be a nice touch of cumin powder sprinkled on top. All very yummy!
Can’t wait to come back and try some more on the menu! Maybe brunch as they open at 10:00 am on Sunday!
I have not been to the original Spartanburg location but have heard good things about it.
With the future expansion of the Swamp Rabbit Trail running behind Willy Taco this area is only going to get better and better. Way to get the party started! Great restoration of an old Greenville business, Feed and Seed.
Check out their menu and hours here! Welcome Willy Taco! We’re glad you’re here. Enjoy!
Wendy Lynam, Innkeeper