Labor Day, a holiday dedicated to working people, is the right day to think about--what else?--being away from work and getting out to see the world.
In other words, it's time to check on how many vacation days you have left this year -- and where you're going.
In America, paid vacation time isn't legally required, but it is in many other countries. Europe, for example, leads the pack of the world's richest nations when it comes to guaranteed time off with an average of 20 days of paid vacation each year.
President Obama bicycles with his daughter, Malia, while on vacation in August on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press
Workers in France...