Editor's note: This piece and infographic were submitted to Global Young Voices by Alexandria Heinz of Siege Media.
Vacation from work is a great time to relax and recharge. With summer approaching, the thought of warm weather and tropical beaches is on our minds. Whether you're taking a weekend trip to a local destination or traveling internationally, time off from work is a great opportunity to refocus and come back more productive.
However, taking time off can be difficult if you don't have a lot of vacation days. Did you know that the U.S. is the only developed nation with no minimum vacation day laws? In comparison, the EU must get 20 days off minimum.
So what country gets the most vacation? To find out, GetVoIP looked at data from the OECD, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the International Labor Organization, and the individual countries' labor laws.
They took into account when vacation can increase by tenure (marked by *) and when vacation or public holidays aren't required by law (marked by **). Public holidays are included because even when not required by law, many employers give some or all of them off.
To find out how 40 countries around the world stack up, check out the infographic below. Brazil wins for most vacation with 41 days total!