Plan to Take a Vacation Snowmobiling!
Feb 08 at 2:10pm - khsdba
Contact: Ed Klim
Phone: (517) 339-7788
to Take a Vacation Snowmobiling!
HASLETT, MI, February 8, 2018: I
recently attended a Tourism planning event and learned that Americans love to
take vacations and they say vacations are important to them – and yet more than
54% of all United States employees with vacation time leave a considerable
amount of their vacation time unused! As
a matter of fact, up to 25% of the employees interviewed, reported that they
did not take even half of their allowed time off. These unused vacation days carry a
significant economic impact and since individuals don’t recreate enough in the
United States, it impacts on their productivity, creativity, and can damage an
employee’s personal well-being and relationships with family and friends.
Knowing all of the above, why not use
some of your vacation time to take a snowmobiling vacation? Throughout the winter, I often snowmobile on
the weekends – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday when most people are out
riding. Once in a while I am able to
take somebody snowmobiling on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – mid-week –
and what an enjoyable time it is! The
trails and riding areas are much less crowded and I can easily get a seat at my
favorite restaurant for breakfast in the morning.
In our culture, we have hyper
connectivity which Sociologists call ‘work martyrdom.’ Individuals who take their vacation time off,
have greater happiness at work and at home.
Individuals who take their time off to go snowmobiling have even more
fun and help support a great outdoor recreation activity that supports rural
The key to taking vacation time, according
to the experts, is to plan for it. Studies
show that 75% of the people who plan a vacation actually take it!! The most effective remedy for us who want to
use our vacation days is to plan for them.
People who plan their vacation tend to take longer vacations and enjoy
themselves more while people who do not plan for vacations take significantly
fewer days – from 0 days to 3 days at the maximum. I would recommend that many of us consider
going on a 5 to 7 day snowmobile vacation.
There are some great trails and riding areas out there, and it makes
sense to me to bring some family and friends along to build memories. Rather than pack in a short vacation where
you are tired at the end, enjoy a longer vacation and do things in a more
relaxed fashion so you are mentally and physically rested and rejuvenated for
when you return to work.
At the Tourism seminar I learned that
most bosses support individuals who take their vacations. The boss knows when you take a vacation you
come back happier and you are more efficient while you are working.
For the rest of this snowmobiling season
and for next season, it’s important that we all try to change our habits and
take a few additional days off for snowmobiling! You can start by reviewing your calendar and put
down some definite dates to take that snowmobile vacation. Holidays are a great time of year for
snowmobiling and it should be relatively easy to take an extra day before or
after the holiday to take a longer snowmobiling vacation. It is never too early to start planning your
next snowmobile vacation. Block some
days on your calendar and plan to go snowmobiling. As many of us know, there is not snow
everywhere, but certainly snow can be readily available after a short drive.
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