How to Maximize Your Vacation Days

LT Globetrotter

December 16, 2022
Vacation Days

Vacations are 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 2023. Get out your calendar! We’re sharing how to maximize your vacation days with memorable family trips, romantic getaways, relaxing spa days, and more.

The Presidents’ Day Weekend: Book 1 Day Off for a 4-Day Vacation

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 17–Monday, February 20

Take Off This Date:

  • Friday, February 17
Couple walking along path lined with tropical plants and flowers

The Easter Escape: Book 4 Days Off for a 9-Day Vacation

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 ever-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 8–Sunday, April 16

Take Off These Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 11
  • Wednesday, April 12
  • Thursday, April 13
  • Friday, April 14
Woman relaxing in converted van beside a beach

The Memorial Day Getaway: Book 4 Days Off for a 9-Days Vacation

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 27–Sunday, June 4

Take Off These Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 30
  • Wednesday, May 31
  • Thursday, June 1
  • Friday, June 2
A happy couple enjoying their island getaway during the summertime

The Big Summer Trip: Book 9 Days Off for a 16-Day Vacation

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 24–Sunday, July 9

Take Off These Dates:

  • Monday, June 26
  • Tuesday, June 27
  • Wednesday, June 28
  • Thursday, June 29
  • Friday, June 30
  • Monday, July 3
  • Wednesday, July 5
  • Thursday, July 6
  • Friday, July 7
Mother and two children walking along the beach

The Labor Day Holiday: Book 1 Day Off for a 4-Day Vacation

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, or 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 1–Monday, September 4

Take Off This Date:

  • Friday, September 1

The Thanksgiving Retreat: Book 2 Days Off for a 5-Day Vacation

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 US destinations or National Parks that have on your bucket list.

Vacation From: Wednesday, November 22–Sunday, November 26

Take Off These Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 22
  • Friday, November 24


Now that you know the best dates, find the best price! Start by contacting one of our expert consultants to plan your 2023 vacations now.


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