Timeshares and Breaking Free of the No-Vacation Nation Status

As we celebrated the land of the free and the home of the brave, did you realize America is also known as “the no-vacation nation”?

Of the 33 richest countries in the world, the US is the only country that has no legally mandated paid vacation time for its workers. Now before we go any further into this discussion, let me say that I am not advocating for or against mandatory vacation laws. As important as it is to improve this situation, I think the US federal government has issues to deal with that are more germane. I am talking about personal lifestyles and choices we all make that have a dramatic impact on our health and well-being.

What Makes Us the No Vacation Nation? The average American has 9 days of vacation time. Fewer than 10 percent of Americans take a full two weeks of vacation time annually.

Why? Well most of us don’t want others to perceive us as slackers. We don’t want someone to show us up on the job while we are away. We are afraid that things just can’t run without us or we don’t want to deal with the backlog of work that will be created by our absence. Moreover, roughly 25 percent of Americans have no paid vacation time at all.

If we as Americans were bad about taking vacation time before, we are terrible about taking it now that the economy is rough and for many, employment feels as if it hangs by a fragile thread.

Changing Your Life, for the Sake of Your Life

Medical research supporting the mental and physical health values of taking time for yourself is shocking. You add years to your life and life to your years when you take time off from work and get away from your routine.

Although this can be very difficult to do, we are happier, healthier, and more productive for taking vacation time. And in the same way that opening a savings plan that automatically debits out of your paycheck or bank account makes it easier to save money, many people find that making the commitment to vacation ownership makes them more likely to carve out vacation time for themselves and their families.

Have a great summer, and if there is any way the vacation experts at Sell My Timeshare NOW can help you in finding affordable deals on timeshare resales and timeshare rentals, or learn more about timeshare resale financing, please contact us toll free at 1-877-815-4227 or from outside the US, a toll call to: 1-603-516-0200.