Reclaim Your Days Off: Vacation Planning Toolkit

Taking vacations is important for our relationships, personal well-being and professional success, yet according to Project: Time Off, 51 percent of Americans skip an important step that could help them vacation: planning. People who plan are more likely to use all of their time off, take more vacation days at once and report greater levels of happiness in every category measured.

Project: Time Off is leading a national movement to shift culture so taking time off is understood as not only enjoyable but also essential for today’s workforce. Join the movement Jan. 30 for National Plan for Vacation Day by declaring your vacation days for the rest of the year, at the start of the year.

Use the tools below to get your vacation plans rolling!

Reclaim Your Days Off: Vacation Planning Toolkit


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Vacation Planning Activity Sheets

Planning for your family vacation but unsure where your crew should go this year? Use these activities to guide your family’s vacation planning conversations and make the process more fun for all!

Travelgories

Play Travelgories to test your family’s alphabet skills and learn everyone’s vacation dreams.

Travelopoly

Play Travelopoly to debate and decide among an outdoors, city or beach vacation.

Vacranium

Play Vacranium to say, draw and act out ideal vacation scenarios, favorite memories and more.

Project: Time Off Vacation Planning Tool

If you need some help planning for vacation, try using this helpful tool from Project: Time Off.

 

How to Plan Your Vacation

For more family vacation planning guidance, check out these travel tips and guides.

How to Plan Your Vacation

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Stop, Drop and Pack: 6 Expert Tips For Last-Minute Travelers

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7 Things to Consider When Booking a Family Vacation

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Best Places and Times to Travel as a Family

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Car Rental Tips: Tips for Packing Your Car

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9 Easy Ways to Save For Your Next Trip

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8 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget

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Top Online Trip Calculators for Budget-Friendly Vacations

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10 Bucket-List Vacations to Take Before Your Kids Grow Up

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Quiz: What’s Your Ultimate Spring Break Destination?

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National Parks for History, Adventure, Stargazing and Wildlife Lovers

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