Wow, just got an email from Explore NZ by Go Rentals in New Zealand that I was named one of the 19 Best Travel Bloggers in the USA! I don’t enter travel blogger contest (except being nominated by my readers) or pay any fees to those travel bloggers’ society, groups, organization, etc. so it was a surprise and an honor to be recognized! You can read the article on the 19 of the best travel bloggers in the USA (and why they love NZ so much!). I am one of the 2 out of the 19 bloggers who are not a full-time traveler, just an average full-time worker like you all 😉 I was laughing when I read: “With only 18 days of holiday a year (they’re a bit stingy in the States), maximizing your vacation time is essential.” I thought my company’s vacation policy is pretty good already compared to my brother’s 12 days, I guess for the rest of the world, we are hard workers haha. I did a little research after (Wiki page here) and oh boy, there are no federal or state laws requiring minimum paid vacation or paid public holidays in the USA, yikes! EU countries required a minimum of 4 weeks of paid vacation!
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