Eugene, OR - As part of National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), sponsored by the U.S.Travel Association, on January 31, Travel Lane County has everything you need to plan a getaway in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region and you can start by visiting on Plan page or our 52 Adventures Travel Blog.

NPVD is a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the whole year at the start of the year—and inspire them to use those days to explore the USA. NPVD highlights the importance of taking time off to travel—both for personal well-being and for the overall economic prosperity of our nation. 

Planning is the key to taking time off and traveling. A study from Destination Analysts, commissioned by U.S. Travel Association, revealed that Americans who plan out their paid time off take more time off to travel, but one-quarter of American households don’t take this simple step.

Data shows that while vacation is essential to Americans’ mental health and well-being, it is also a crucial benefit for American workers. Nearly 70% of U.S. workers agree that their ability to take vacations is an important factor in keeping them in the workforce. In fact, paid time off is the second most important employee benefit an employer could offer after health insurance benefits.

Vacation gives us a chance to recharge and reconnect with family and friends, as well as explore more of our beautiful Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. "Travel Lane County encourages Lane County residents to take some much-needed time off,” said Andy Vobora, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations, at Travel Lane County. “By committing to planning on January 31, each of us can all enjoy the many benefits of taking a break while giving ourselves something to look forward to—here in Lane County and beyond." 

For additional ideas on what to do in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region this year, visit our Travel Blog where you will find detailed trip itineraries, information about all our Lane County communities, and even learn about haunted places to explore.