Plan now to use all your vacation from work…on Mackinac Island!

Raise your hand if you had so many vacation days left at the end of last year that you couldn’t possibly take them all before December was done.

You’re not alone.

More than half of us fail to use all of our paid time off from work each year. So, don’t feel bad about it. Just know that you would feel so good if you took the time to enjoy all of your allotted days of vacation.

Here are some staggering numbers from the U.S. Travel Association:

  • American workers leave more than 750 million days of PTO unused each year
  • That’s more than 25% of hard-earned PTO that gets wasted
  • On average, that amounts to 6.5 days per person. That’s almost a week and a half of vacation that never gets taken.
  • Collectively, that’s more than 2 million years’ worth of unspent vacation!

How does a week’s vacation sound right about now? Or any time of year? Just think of where you could go this year with those 6.5 days!

Come see why Mackinac Island was voted Best Summer Travel Destination in the USA

A mother and two children relax on a rocky beach full of smooth stones on Mackinac Island during sunset

Put Your PTO On The Calendar Before It’s Too Late

Start planning a Mackinac Island vacation now because if you wait, well…one work project begets another, and your calendar starts getting even more full. All of a sudden, it can be hard to find time for vacation time.

You know from experience that your schedule won’t have any trouble booking itself if you don’t get proactive and intentionally plan some time away. Block that time out RIGHT NOW!

And don’t start making excuses, or else you’ll find yourself in the same boat this December with handfuls of unused vacation days that will go to waste.

Instead of procrastinating or making excuses, start imagining yourself on vacation.

8 reasons to use all of your PTO this year

A woman paddles a kayak in the water around Mackinac Island as the sun begins to set.

Why You Should Use Your PTO On Mackinac Island

Studies show that workers who use their paid time off…

are more relaxed. Imagine yourself lounging in an Adirondack chair on the great lawn at Mackinac Island’s Mission Point Resort with a cool drink in your hand and a warm summer breeze lifting your spirit. Just breathe, and feel the tension drain away.

experience less stress. Imagine getting away from the rat race to a place where time stands still, where you can relive the fascinating history of Mackinac Island or slow down and soak in the present.

make more memories. Imagine snapping the perfect Mackinac Island selfie that captures a happy moment in time forever. Smile!

are at less risk of burnout. Imagine sitting down to a relaxing dinner in a one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island restaurant and having no place else to be. Your body will appreciate it!

enjoy more time with family and friends. Imagine exploring the outdoors on Mackinac Island with the people you love or making new friends in a place you’ve never been.

have more fun! Imagine staying in a unique B&B, hotel, condo or cottage on Mackinac Island and having a blast with all of these amazing Mackinac Island things to see and do.

Don’t let your paid time off go unused again. Come spend your vacation on Mackinac Island!


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