The weekend is here! We all know that I’m a fan of cruise vacations, even taking an occasional short weekend cruise when the timing is right. But let’s face it, cruising isn’t always an option, and sometimes a quick weekend getaway is as close as a great hotel.

According to a 2014 survey by the U.S. Travel Association, the average American employee left 3.2 PTO days unused in 2013, just enough time to match up with the right weekend and enjoy a short vacation. Further, a recent Hilton Worldwide survey revealed that Americans don’t simply choose to skip out on taking long weekends, they just get too busy and lose track of time:

  • 77 percent of Americans believe weekends go by too quickly
  • 36 percent say they have weekend regret come Sunday

To help everyone enjoy a better opportunity for a weekend getaway, Hilton HHonors members can win weekend getaway every week this year though the Ultimate Weekender Sweepstakes. Additionally, earn either double HHonors points or double airline miles through Double Your HHonors through July 31, 2014. Click here to register.

Now, get out there and enjoy a little more time off!