Don’t let unused vacation days go to waste: Take your PTO this fall

Ah, Labor Day. The unofficial end of summer brings a three-day weekend, which is nice. But for many of us it also begins a long stretch without any holiday from work. The countdown from Labor Day to Thanksgiving can be longer than 80 days!

What a great time to take some of your unused vacation time on Michigan’s Mackinac Island!

A lot of people like to use paid time off around Thanksgiving and Christmas to enjoy an extended break from work. After all, that’s when kids are off school and when many people travel to visit family and friends. The thing is, even though people tend to take time off during the year-end holidays, we still leave a ton of vacation days unused. In fact, 55% of Americans don’t use all of their PTO. We leave hundreds of millions of days of vacation unused!

Why not block some time off during the holidays, and take a vacation this fall, too?

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Mackinac Island is the perfect place to use some of your remaining PTO and set yourself free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though Labor Day is the symbolic bookend to summer, it’s not the end of the season on Mackinac Island. Fall is a gorgeous time on Mackinac Island. September just might be the most pleasant month of the year, with warm sunny days and cool, comfortable nights. Then October brings spectacular fall colors to enjoy.

Go ahead and take the opportunity to get away for a few days this fall to experience something new. Or maybe get reacquainted with a familiar destination that you’ve never visited this time of year.

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Brilliant fall colors on Mackinac Island make for spectacular sights in September and October.

Of course, even if you have weeks of vacation time left to use this year, you still probably have a lot of work to do. If you must work, you can work remotely from Mackinac Island. And when you need to de-stress from the workday, what better place than Mackinac Island where you can fill your soul with stunning waterfront views and soothe your spirit with the island’s relaxed vibe?

You can even bring the kids along for a family field trip that supplements what they’re learning in school. Maybe you could even escape for the whole week. And don’t forget phys ed: When the schoolwork is done, the whole family can get out and play in the vast expanse of Mackinac Island State Park!

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Be sure to use some of your remaining PTO this fall before it’s too late. And if you think it’s already too late to book a trip for this fall, well, it’s not. Chances are you can find a room on Mackinac Island this week!

Don’t let your hard-earned vacation time go to waste this year. Plan a visit this fall to Mackinac Island!

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