With six weeks left in the year, the mad dash is on to plan the perfect Thanksgiving, check every last loved one off the gift list, coordinate schedules for a New Year’s bash and celebrate the season with family and friends.
During the race up to the new year, what often gets lost in the mix is unused vacation days. According to the U.S. Travel Association, Americans don’t use about two of their average 12 days of paid vacation per year. And according to a Harris Interactive survey in 2011, more than 55% of Americans had unused vacation time.
Don’t let those days go to waste: the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas often bring some of the best discounts of the year on hotels, cruises and more. Here are some of our favorite last-minute trip ideas for 2013:
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