One of the best things ever about living in The Netherlands is the amount of time off. The minimum vacation allowance is 25 days per year! 25 days! That doesn’t even count the (on average) nine Dutch public holidays. And most companies have no cap on sick days. When I tell people that typically Americans “get” 10-15 days of vacation they are noticeably shocked. It’s incomprehensible to the Dutch. It finally clicks as to why Americans are unable to travel at the same rate as Europeans.
This week we are driving along the Amalfi coast in Italy. For once in our lives not worried about trying to cram in everything during our one vacation of the year.