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Work to Live

Work to Live
Interview with Joe Robinson

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Work to Live

The World Tourism Organization recently forecasted that by the year 2020, 1.56 billion tourists will be roaming the world. The top two countries that will send the most tourists abroad are Germany and Japan. But why aren't Americans on that list. The answer could lie in our lack of vacation time as compared to other nations of the world. You might be surprised to learn that on average Americans are actually getting less vacation time than we did in the past. One recent study found that we now work 142 more hours a year than in 1973. That's a whole three and a half weeks each year.

Joe Robinson is the Editor and Publisher of the adventure travel magazine Escape, and the organizer behind "Work to Live", a lobbying effort that is pushing for more federally mandated vacation time in America. Our host Rudy recently spoke with Joe and asked him how the United States compares to the rest of the world when it comes to vacation time.

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If you want to stand up and demand your vacation rights, log on to Escape Magazine's website and sign the "Work to Live" petition.

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