When you're trying to climb the career ladder, taking a few days off can seem impossible. There are just too many to-dos to step away from your desk—even at the promise of an exotic beach.

Turns out, you’re not alone. 57% of Americans don’t use their full allotment of vacation days. Don’t believe us? (I know, we thought it sounded crazy, too!) Check out this infographic to see how Americans compare with worldwide vacationers—and how some time off can actually boost your performance at the office.

(Now, go plan a trip already!)

Get Out of Town: The Benefits of a Vacation

Home page photo of tropical vacation courtesy of Shutterstock. Infographic courtesy of Pinnacle Cabin Rentals.