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Americans plan to take an additional week of vacation this year

Following a year where for many, every aspect of life – from work, school, daycare, and even vacation – was spent under one roof, in 2021 people worldwide are more determined than ever to use up all the vacation days they’ve earned.

According to the annual Vacation Deprivation study from Expedia®, in 2021 Americans plan to take an extra week (five days) of vacation. With this new “no days left behind” mindset, Vacation Deprivation is well on its way to becoming a thing of the past.

Expedia first launched the annual study more than two decades ago to illustrate the

Are you taking your vacation days? Americans left 33% of paid time off unused in 2020

Making sure you use all your vacation time can be tough — especially because, as 2020 taught us, everything can change in the matter of days.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With snow in the forecast and National Plan for Vacation Day on the calendar, people might be dreaming about summer getaways — but how should you plan for your days off during a pandemic?

Lynda Lambert with AAA said 33% of Americans’ vacation time went unused in 2020.

“It was a crazy year, a lot of us were working from home and didn’t feel comfortable taking off because of that, but

CDC recommends Americans don’t travel for Thanksgiving

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Holidays are usually for gatherings but many get-togethers are complicated or canceled because of COVID-19.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending against travel for Thanksgiving. 

During a news briefing Thursday, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, said the agency is “recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period.”

“The tragedy that could happen is that one of your family members is coming to this family gathering and they could end up severely ill, hospitalized or dying. And we don’t want that to happen,” he said, as COVID-19 cases tick up across the country.

COVID travel issues didn’t dissuade Americans from visiting hot spots

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R-0 may be the most important scientific term you’ve never heard of when it comes to stopping the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jacqui Slay, a 38-year-old stay-at-home mom of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, planned her family trip to Disney World in Florida a year ago. One month away from her scheduled tour in early September, she said she wasn’t sure if she would go, citing recent record-high COVID-19 cases in Florida.

“We’re kind of up in the air about it,” she said. 

Slay is one of many Americans who faces a travel dilemma during the COVID-19 pandemic: Is

‘Everyone wants to get outside’: boom in camping as Americans escape after months at home | US news

The coronavirus has sparked a surge in RV or motorhome purchasing and rental, and enthusiastic camping and “glamping” bookings as Americans attempt to escape months of quarantine for a summer break while avoiding flights and keeping their distance.

The pandemic, which continues to rage across the US, has made many traditional holiday activities either impossible or unappealing, putting millions off flying abroad, going to crowded resort hotels, group holidays or cruises. But experts say the apparent lower risk of transmission in the open is making outdoor holidays in demand – and attracting new fans.

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