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5 Things You Should Know About National Plan for Vacation Day

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National Plan for Vacation Day is recognized in the travel industry as a day to plan your time off in the coming year. Millions of PTO days go unused each year by Americans, according to research from the US Travel Association. Don’t let your vacation go to waste! Plan the ultimate getaway to one of the United States’ trending destinations this year. Read on to learn more about National Plan for Vacation Day. If you’re planning a trip for you and your sweetheart, be sure to check out our free Romantic Getaway Guide for thoughtful tips and suggestions! 

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When Is National Plan for Vacation Day? 

National Plan for Vacation Day falls on the last Tuesday of January each year. 

5 Ways to Plan Your Year of Travel 

1. Make a List of the Places You Wish to Visit

What’s on your bucket list of destinations to visit? Start making a list of where you’ve always wanted to go. Maybe you’d like to unwind with a delicious glass of wine in Oregon Wine Country. Perhaps you’d prefer cozying up in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains. Narrow down your top dream destinations. Then, pick one to visit this year! 

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” 

— Anaïs Nin 

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2. Calculate Your PTO Days 

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Take some time to add up your PTO days for the coming year so that you can plan your trips accordingly! Take advantage of your time off. Taking time for yourself to recover from the stresses of everyday life is so important. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by! Some of the scientific reasons vacations are good for your health include: 

  • Stress reduction
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Improved productivity 
  • Better sleep

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” 

— Gustave Flaubert

3. Start Blocking off Days on Your Calendar

Once you’ve decided on where you want to go and determined how much PTO you have to use, look ahead, and pick the dates for your getaway! The more you figure out now, the easier it will be to make it happen when the time comes! Planning in advance allows you to make your vacation a priority. 

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” 

— André Gide

4. Research the Destination

Now the fun begins. Start researching the region you wish to visit. Pinpoint the attractions you wish to see, the adventures you long to have, and the food you want to eat. Plan the perfect vacation so that you can start the countdown! 

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” — Ray Bradbury

5. Book Your Stay on National Plan for Vacation Day 

The final step before you can enjoy your vacation, is to book your stay, flight, rental car, etc. Book your stay directly at one of Select Registry’s hundreds of properties across the United States and allow your experience to transform truly. You’re in for quite the treat! 

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

— Henry Miller

Don’t Just Book. Stay Select. 

Travelers can find Select Registry properties all across the United States when you're researching places to stay on National Plan for Vacation Day. From mountain-top mansions in Washington State and vineyard villas in California to charming, historic bed and breakfasts up and down the East Coast, discover for yourself what it means to “Stay Select.” Our guests return to our quality-assured properties time and time again because they trust our brand know they will receive an unparalleled experience. You can depend on a warm welcome, made-to-order meals, and opportunities to relax in the privacy of your own room at our esteemed bed and breakfasts, lodges, luxury cabins, boutique hotels, and inns. What are you waiting for? 

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The Canyon Villa Inn 

Let go of your worries in the heart of California’s Central Coast wine country at the Canyon Villa Inn. Stay in luxurious accommodations overlooking a sweeping, vineyard-filled valley. The Italian-inspired architecture elegantly complements the landscaping, and passionate innkeepers go above and beyond to ensure your stay is one that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. 

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The Park on Main 

In Highlands, NC

Make your home away from home the Park on Main the next time you plan a vacation to the mountains of North Carolina. This notably pet-friendly property boasts 24 suites as well as a sophisticated, rustic theme. Enjoy the ideal location within close proximity to everything from picturesque small, mountain town shopping to hiking trails, waterfalls, and fine-dining. 

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