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Top Reasons to Plan Your Vacation Time in 2021

  • Top Reasons to Plan Your Vacation Time in 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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Now that we’re almost into February and the days seem shorter and colder than ever, you may find yourself longing for a getaway. Whether you’re dreaming of a cross-country road trip through South Dakota or a weeklong retreat to the Black Hills and Badlands, it’s time to take action and plan that getaway.

This year more than ever, it’s important to look ahead to your next trip, for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, we all need a break. Luckily, traveling can provide many mental health benefits. Data shows that travel is good for our health and relationships, and helps us learn more about the world around us.

While you plan, know that you can travel confidently and that travel industry businesses across the country are working to keep you safe and healthy. Take a look at what our Black Hills and Badlands establishments have implemented to give you peace of mind during your travels. 

Why plan?

  • Planners use nearly 13 of their earned days off compared to non-planners, who use just over 8 days on average.
  • Even just the act of planning a vacation can improve our mental health and outlook.
  • It pays to plan—all around the industry, there are terrific deals to be had on flights, lodging and packages.

Plan to save on attractions and accommodations when you visit the Black Hills and Badlands. Get coupons and unlock major discounts here.

Why is it so important to use your time off?

2020 was a difficult year full of challenges. The constraints of the pandemic resulted in Americans using, on average, just 6.8 earned vacation days for travel. You’ve endured difficult times and earned your PTO hours. Using that time off to travel can mean:

  • Finding a change of scenery
  • Spending more time with family or friends
  • Visiting destinations on bucket lists
  • Exploring more of the U.S.
  • Reconnecting with significant others

So join us today, Jan. 26, and celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day by declaring your vacation days for the rest of the year. We’ve compiled tons of great resources to help you get started here.

So, what should you do?

For starters: plan your vacation days. On Jan. 26, commit your time off for the rest of the year at the start of the year. And while you’re at it, consider exploring the Black Hills and Badlands as part of your time off.

Our suggested itineraries make planning easy and maximize your time in the Black Hills.

Request your FREE 2021 South Dakota Vacation Guide and start planning your next memorable adventure to the Black Hills and Badlands.


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