How to Maximize Your Vacation Days

LT Globetrotter

January 21, 2022
Vacation Days

Vacation days… something we never seem to get enough of. Yet, with a little planning around public holidays and long weekends, you can more than double your paid time off in 2022. Get out your calendar because we’re sharing the best days to help make the most of your vacation days to take some memorable family trips, romantic getaways, relaxing spa days, and more.


Presidents’ Day: Take 1 day leave for 4 days off

Tack on a Friday to the Presidents’ Day long weekend and book a trip to Florida or Mexico for some much-needed heat.

Vacation from:

  • Friday, February 18 – Monday, February 21

Take off this date:

  • Friday, February 18


April Escape: Book 4 days leave for 9 days off

Spring is here and things are warming up. But if you can’t wait for the heat and need some vacation time, a late spring trip to the Caribbean offers shoulder season prices, fewer crowds, and every-so slightly cooler weather (and by that we mean between 80 and 86 degrees). Plus, with hurricane season not starting for another few months, it’s really one of the best times to go.


Vacation from:

  • Saturday, April 16 – Sunday April 24

Take off these dates:

  • Tuesday, April 19
  • Wednesday, April 20
  • Thursday, April 21
  • Friday, April 22
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Memorial Day Getaway: Book 4 days leave for 9 days off

Spring has officially sprung, and warmer days are straight ahead. Now’s your chance to visit some American favorites before the season kicks into full gear. An extended Memorial Day getaway is the perfect time to catch a flight across the country to explore the United States however you please.

Vacation from

  • Saturday, May 28- Sunday, June 5

Take off these dates:

  • Tuesday, May 31
  • Wednesday, June 1
  • Thursday, June 2
  • Friday, June 3


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The Big Summer Trip: Book 9 days leave for 16 days off

It’s the best time of year for family holidays. Trade celebrating America for discovering Europe over the Fourth of July weekend. If you’ve been saving up your vacation time for something extra special, this is it. Treat yourselves to a two-week getaway in Italy, Greece, and more.

Vacation from:

  • Saturday June 25- Sunday July 10

Take off these dates:

  • Monday, June 27
  • Tuesday, June 28
  • Wednesday, June 29
  • Thursday, June 30
  • Friday, July 1
  • Tuesday, July 5
  • Wednesday, July 6
  • Thursday, July 7
  • Friday, July 8
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Labor Day Holiday: Book 1 day leave for 4 days off

A quick break from the routine is often all you need. Take care of that travel craving with an extended Labor Day weekend to close out the summer. It’s the perfect time for one more golfing trip, one more yoga retreat, one more foodie extravaganza, one more hiking spree. With any luck, you can catch a back-to-school flight deal and save on cash and paid time off.

Vacation from:

  • Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5

Take off this date:

  • Friday, September 2
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Thankful for Travel: Book 1 day leave for 5 days off

There’s something about the Thanksgiving weekend that makes it feel just a little bit too short. It could be the turkey talking, but we think you might as well stretch things out with an extra day or two. Use the opportunity to book a visit with the side of the family you don’t usually get to see, a quick trip to Mexico, or some amazing U.S. destinations or National Parks that have on your bucket list.

Vacation from:

  • Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, November 27

Take off this date:

  • Wednesday, November 23



Now that you know the best dates, find the best price! Start by contacting one of our expert consultants to plan your 2022 vacations now.


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