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American employees leave a total of 662 million vacation days on the table, which equates to about $66.4 billion in benefits not taken. Don't leave your vacay days on the table when you could be paddle boarding or kayaking on the Pagan River from the launch at Windsor Castle Park, shopping at Vintage Potential and other great shops along Smithfield's Historic Main Street, or enjoying the microbrews, tasty food and live music at Wharf Hill Brewing Company. Rock your PTO with a day off in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County.

Here's a beginner's guide to vacation that will show you the way...

WISE UP
Unused vacation days cost the U.S. economy $236 billion last year, which could have supported 1.8 million American jobs. Don’t take this the wrong way; but sitting at your desk every day is killing jobs and giving people the sads.

ASK OFF
Fact: Your boss actually wants you to take a vacation, because you’re a better employee when you do. Stop making excuses, put your big kid pants on, and politely request a day off. You’ll both be glad you did.

MAKE PLANS
Not everyone can fly to Coachella, so if you’re looking to save money, hit one of Virginia’s many music festivals. From bluegrass to hip-hop, folk to funk, there’s always an opportunity to two-step, strut and dab. Flower crown not included.

CHILL OUT
If you thought planning a getaway was fun, just wait until you experience it. The sun, the crowds, the sick bass line that just dropped, and that bendy dance move you’ve been practicing that’s about to sweep the nation in 3…2…1.

Last year 54% of Americans left a total of 662 million vacation days unused. What would you rather be doing- working or taking a day off to go to the beach or music festival, spent over an amazing rosé or a dozen Olde Salts, on a mountaintop or paddleboard?

American workers- especially Millennials- are bad at taking a break. Blame it on the fact that many are just starting their careers and are eager to impress. Blame their smaller budgets. But mostly, blame the internet. Because employees can always log on, they’ve forgotten how to log off. The irony is that if they had stepped away from their laptops to hit the beach or take a hike, they would be more creative, more productive and more likely to get a promotion.

Try it for yourself. Ask your boss for a day off. It’s time to take a well-deserved day—and crush it.

Come experience how much better your Friday can be when you trade 8 hours of work for 24 hours to experience all Virginia has to offer.