Most Americans are not taking nearly enough time off to travel and enjoy themselves. 28 million Americans do not receive any paid vacation or holiday breaks from their jobs, and 55% of those who do still don’t use all their available time. Workers state that they don’t take their paid time off due to fear of being seen as replaceable at work, lack of coverage, or an overall too heavy workload. Americans are working themselves to death, but spending just 60 minutes outside per week has the potential to reduce stress, boost cognitive function, and enhance overall wellbeing.
Taking some time off doesn't need to be stressful. Camping is one of the easiest ways to get outside and enjoy some time off without the stress of booking flights and reserving hotels. There are nearly 14,000 privately owned RV parks and campgrounds across the U.S, so there are many choices for you to take a few days off to relax and unwind while enjoying the great outdoors.
Camping has many benefits other than being convenient. Many Americans don’t take their paid time off because of children and pets, but camping makes it so that the whole family–including pets–can be involved in the fun. Camping also lowers the risk of infection to diseases while we are still living in a pandemic. With no crowded airports and flights, there is less chance of being exposed to someone who may be sick.
If you are waiting for the right time to take your paid time off, look no further. The weather is warming up, it’s time to get outside! Learn more about camping and the benefits of spending time outside in the infographic below: