American workers don't get enough vacation, and even when they do get it, they often don't take it.

What's wrong with us? Some would suggest that for a variety of reasons, we just don't know how to relax the way our counterparts in Europe do. But there are also simple financial obstacles that discourage many of us from getting to the beach.

That's why more employers should offer employee purchasing programs that offer them the chance at discounted vacations, argues Purchasing Power, a company that offers such voluntary benefits.

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