Let’s Put a Stop to Unused Vacation Days Together
According to a survey from the Project Time Off, 55 percent of American workers left paid vacation days unused in 2015, adding up to 658 million unused vacation days! We all understand that taking paid time off offers us the opportunity to do what we enjoy, relax and recharge and make us all around happier people, so why are we leaving vacation time on the table? At Amtrak we think it is time to declare an end to the no-vacation nation and start using our vacation days. Every last one of them!
The survey also finds that the single biggest step you can take to ensure you use your vacation time is to set aside time to actually plan a vacation. We understand that if the thought of simply taking a few vacation days can have you feeling a little anxious, the idea of planning an entire vacation might stress you out. That is why we’ve made it easy with Amtrak Vacations, your one-stop-shop for an unforgettable traincation. Worried about where to stay and what to see? With Amtrak Vacations we’ll handle the hotel reservations, book sightseeing attractions, activities, dining and more – you just set your schedule and pack your bags.
Still a little unsure of where to head on your traincation? Here’s a taste of a few of the getaway packages we offer:
Got rhythm? This nine-day rail journey launches in Muddy Waters’ Chicago where you’ll sample the city’s sounds and fare. You’ll then move on to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll, which wouldn’t be complete without a tour of Graceland. The last stop on this soul train is New Orleans where you’ll experience great food and feel the beat of of Bourbon Street.
Route: City of New Orleans
Explore the splendor of the American West from the comfort of our observation car before stepping off the train into a park made to preserve over a million acres of lakes, rugged peaks and forests. Glacier National Park boasts more than 700 miles of trails and has a dedicated stop along our Empire Builder route nestled in the Northern Rocky Mountains. But that’s not all. You’ll end your trip in Seattle with a two day hop-on/hop-off tour that will ensure you’ll soak in all The Emerald City has to offer.
Route: Empire Builder
Grand in every way possible, this natural wonder is just an Amtrak trip away. From its huge size (it’s more than a million acres!) to the colors painted by the eroded sedimentary rocks, you’ll marvel at just how unforgettable the view is. Discover the inner canyon at 4,000 feet deep, go whitewater rafting, or even, ride a mule. The Grand Canyon isn’t all that is in store for you with this explorer vacation. You’ll get to experience Albuquerque and historic Santa Fe, and end your trip in Flagstaff with a tour of Sedona.
Route: Southwest Chief