At some point this afternoon, millions of American employees will take a few hours off from work to watch the World Cup (I predict over productivity will remain level). But their bosses — who will also be watching the World Cup — can hardly blame them. Staring at another screen for a few hours is about the only vacation many Americans ever take. We lead the world in leaving unused vacation days on the table, to the tune of about 429 million unused days per year.

+ Between golfing in Afghanistan, tracking silverback gorillas in Rwanda, and bungee jumping in South Africa, Lee Abbamonte (who has visited every country) makes a business of taking vacations. From NY Mag: Meet the bro who plans outrageous Wall Street bachelor parties.