Less Than Half Of Workers Are Using All Of Their Paid Vacation Days

In the words Chicago, of one of my childhood favorite bands, “Everybody needs a little time away...”  I’ve worked full time for over 20 years, and have always been a huge advocate for using your vacation time. So when I hear crazy talk like fewer than 50% of workers are using all their paid vacation days, I find this shocking. Downright ridiculous. Yet that’s just what Alamo’s recent 2017  Family Vacation Survey discovered.  And then there’s vacation guilt.  Apparently, that’s a thing.  This one I can relate to a bit, because I work with several “I never/rarely take time off” employees.  Including my bosses.  At best, this makes things awkward at times.  And at worst, it places extra pressure on me when using my vacation time. Vacation Guilt Syndrome When I ask for time off at work for a family trip, it does leave me feeling a bit like a slacker.  "Again?  You're going to Disney World AGAIN?!"   (But that's another story.) Aahhh, Vacation Guilt Syndrome.  This also rings … [Read more...]

Magical Blogorail ~ Tips For Your First Disney World Trip

Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Donna Kay and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.  Today, it's tips for your first Disney World trip! This topic is always a fun thing to read about.  Although it can be admittedly daunting to a first timer, hang in there... scoping out and planning your Disney vacation can be half the fun!  And for those who've planned many a Disney trip, you never know when you'll pick up a new idea, right? Best Tips for your First Disney World Trip Since I put a Disney face on most of my social media accounts, I receive regular inquiries on this exact topic.  I love to write those emails, excitedly customizing my ideas for the ages of their kids.  But there are definitely some common threads throughout my Disney trip planning advice. Here are my best tips for your first Disney World trip: Tip #1:  Order Customized Maps More of an anticipation builder than anything, my daughter and I love Disney's … [Read more...]