More than 50 percent of the American workforce leaves vacation days on the table every year, according to the latest survey from Project: Time Off. That equates to more than 200 million unused, well-deserved vacay days and a loss of $62.2 billion in benefits. Not wanting to contribute to this madness, I decided a little time off was in order.
As a Viking living in very HOT Dallas, I really need to get out of the heat every so often. One of my favorite places to visit is Telluride, Colorado. Not only is Colorado a beautiful and relaxing state, but according to Project: Time Off, it also tops the nation in used vacation days. If anyone knows how to spend their time off wisely, it’s Coloradans.
This time my husband and I booked our trip with very short lead time, so our preferred flight destination into Montrose had sold out, leaving us flying in to Grand Junction. That added a beautiful and serene hour to the usual drive up to Telluride. Studies show that when we subject ourselves to the natural outdoor world, our stress levels decrease.
Arriving in Ridgway just in time for lunch, this very cute little town has its own small farmers market and a wonderful little dining spot, Eatery 66. Their Be Happy sandwich and wonderful lemonade are worth the stop anytime.