National Plan for Vacation Day encourages Americans, for the sake of personal well-being and overall economic prosperity, to plan their vacation days for the coming year.

Too often, people do not take their earned vacation time. By taking your earned time off, you come back refreshed, rejuvenated and recharged - and you help the local economy. Overwhelming to-do lists and piles of work on your desk will be there when you return, and you'll be more productive after taking time off and reconnecting.

A vacation doesn't have to be a trip to a far-flung destination, it can be as simple as a few days exploring your own back yard. Make 2024 the year you commit to getting out and exploring. Take time to trek on Matanuska Glacier, or spend a day hiking in Denali State Park. Use your time to experience things people only dream about. It will inspire and refresh you - and that pile of paperwork on your desk will still be there when you return!