After taking a handful of personal trips in the first part of the year, inevitably, my paid time off, or PTO, hours are dwindling. I harbor the remainder almost obsessively — systematically planning the use of those that I can’t carry over to next year. Maybe it’s an extended weekend in New York. Perhaps I’ll take a day off and throw a dinner party. If nothing else, I’ll take the excuse to plan a staycation, taking advantage of the wonderful restaurants, art centers and natural beauty that I sometimes get too busy to enjoy.
According to a study just released by Expedia.com, I’m in the minority among my peers (I’m 32). In fact, the report shows that 62 percent of millennials fail to use all of their PTO, making them the most vacation-deprived group in a vacation-deprived country.