Why Do Americans Get (and Take) So Little Vacation?

Sherry Ott at Briefcase to Backpack posted an article on America’s No Vacation Culture and included the CBS news feature embedded below.

It’s painful to see people work their entire lives away and not enjoy what life has to offer. I’m glad to be bucking the trend on this one — while working in corporate America, I used as much of my vacation time as physically possible to visit far away places. And now I’m on an extended “vacation” traveling the globe working virtually for YouReach Media and Virtual Results.

In America, people live to work. In most of the world, people work to live.

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow.com from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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