US Working While On Vacation

While the point of a vacation may be to “get away from it all,” a surprising number of travelers bring gadgets and technology with them in order to stay connected with their jobs during their leisure trips.

In a survey by Fierce Inc. (, 41% of professional workers said they check in with the office at least every other day while on vacation; 6% report doing so several times daily. Only 26% said they “pull the plug” on office contact while vacationing.

The Harris Poll found that 81% of adults took technology devices with them on their summer vacation, and 46% did some work on their vacation, as follows:

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• Monitor email: 35%

• Check voicemail: 22%

• Take occasional phone calls: 22%

Only 35% of those employed did not work on vacation.

“If it seems vacations aren’t as rejuvenating, maybe its because more people are working when they’re off the clock.”

USA Top Vacation Destinations

Based on hotel blogings, the American Automobile Association (AAA, reported the top vacation destinations in 2016 as follows: Spring

1. Orlando, FL

2. Los Angeles/Anaheim, CA

3. San Diego, CA

4. Myrtle Beach, SC

5. Miami, FL

6. Fort Lauderdale, FL

7. Washington, DC

8. New York, NY

9. Seattle, WA

10. San Francisco, CA


1. Orlando, FL

2. Seattle, WA

3. Los Angeles/Anaheim, CA

4. Honolulu, HI

5. Las Vegas, NV

6. Anchorage, AK

7. New York, NY

8. Maui, HI

9. San Francisco, CA

10. Denver, CO

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