How to Maximize Your Vacation Days This Year

by Monica Mitchell | Posted: Apr 28, 2018

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By now you’ve probably heard us say “Stop wasting your vacation days!” and “Take a day off!” But for many this is easier said than done. So if you still haven’t had the chance to sit down and plan your days off, we’ve got a plan laid out nice and easy for you – turn this year’s remaining holiday weekends into mini vacations.

That’s right, just by tacking on a few of your PTO days to the holidays your company recognizes, you can maximize your vacation days. No matter how many days you’re given off per year, this plan will turn 13 days off into 40 vacation days.


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Here’s how:


Memorial Day – May 28

Take off Tuesday-Friday, May 29-June 1

Cost = 4 days off

Reward = 9 day vacation


Independence Day – July 4

Take off Thursday-Friday, July 5-6

Cost = 2 days off

Reward = 5 day vacation


Labor Day – September 3

Take off Friday, August 31

Cost = 1 day off

Reward = 4 day vacation


Columbus Day – October 8

Take off Friday, October 5

Cost = 1 day off

Reward = 4 day vacation


Veterans Day – November 12

Take off Friday, November 9

Cost = 1 day off

Reward = 4 day vacation


Thanksgiving – November 22

Take off Friday, November 23

Cost = 1 day off

Reward = 4 day vacation


Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Years – December 24, 25 & 31

Take off Wednesday-Friday, December 26-28

Cost = 3 days

Reward = 10 day vacation


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Now that we’ve done the legwork, there’s no more excuses for not taking the time-off that you’ve earned and deserve. Notice each of these mini vacations involves taking a Friday off, and it just so happens that we’ve already curated the perfect itineraries to help you Crush Friday in Virginia.


This article was inspired by Travel + Leisure and The Forward Cabin.


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If I didnt know better id say this writer might be a slacker! Haha!