Friday Favorites: What We're Reading - January 8

Welcome back to work. The vacation clock has been reset and wanderlust is setting in. How do you avoid forfeiting vacation time in 12 months? Plan your vacation for the year now. If you're a manager, try Namely CEO Matt Straz's tips to get employees away from their desks. 

While you're planning, the National Park Service has announced free park days in 2016. What better way to #FindYourPark in honor of the National Park centennial? 

Knowing her holiday vacation was nearing its end, this seven-year-old Iowa elementary student got crafty to extend her time at home. 

If you commit to one thing this year, commit to making lasting memories. President Obama on what he'll remember when he looks back on his life, "What I'm going to remember is me holding my daughter's hand and walking her to the park." It's the simple things in life.

Since 54% of Americans leave vacation days on the table every year, Mashable is probably right here: Gandalf The Traveling Cat Takes Better Vacations Than You

Note: The data and statistics referenced in this post have been updated since we originally published this post. Learn more about the State of American Vacation 2017.


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