Once a year--if not more--various companies examine vacation days by country: Who takes the most and who could really use a day off.

Travel booking giant Expedia has released its list for 2011 of vacation days by nationality. Broken down by trip preferences (beach at 38%, followed not-so-closely by a "romantic vacation" at 19%) and the reasons people skip vacations (money for the win at 38%), the list provides an anthropological look at free time around the world.

America has been called the "No Vacation Nation" by some. A recent Hotwire survey found that workers 55 and older are taking less and less vacation days and that 30% of them have between five and ten vacation days left at the end of the year.

"Too many Americans are getting caught up in their everyday routine and are either forgetting to use their vacation or assuming travel for the remainder of the year is too expensive," said Hotwire Group President Clem Bason.

Check out Expedia's handy graph here.

Take a look at the slideshow below, which details days taken and days unused by country. Do you agree?

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  • United States

    Days Given: 14 Days Taken: 12 Days Unused: 2 Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

  • United Kingdom

    Days Given: 25 Days Taken: 25 Days Unused: 0 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/4456906478/" target="_hplink">alancleaver_2000</a>/Flickr

  • Germany

    Days Given: 30 Days Taken: 28 Days Unused: 2 ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

  • France

    Days Given: 30 Days Taken: 30 Days Unused: 0 Alamy

  • Italy

    Days Given: 28 Days Taken: 21 Days Unused: 7 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramella/1434660979/" target="_hplink">Simone Ramella</a>/Flickr

  • Spain

    Days Given: 30 Days Taken: 30 Days Unused: 0 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurapadgett/4019212135/" target="_hplink">laura padgett</a>/Flickr

  • Norway

    Days Given: 25 Days Taken: 21 Days Unused: 4 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/276131222/" target="_hplink">James Cridland</a>/Flickr

  • Sweden

    Days Given: 25 Days Taken: 25 Days Unused: 0 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightfall404/5850358610/" target="_hplink">NightFall404</a>/Flickr

  • Denmark

    Days Given: 30 Days Taken: 30 Days Unused: 0 Alamy

  • Australia

    Days Given: 20 Days Taken: 15 Days Unused: 5 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/edumariz/4801384485/" target="_hplink">Eduardo Mariz</a>/Flickr

  • Canada

    Days Given: 16 Days Taken: 15 Days Unused: 1 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/asw909/5768070968/" target="_hplink">asw909</a>/Flickr

  • Singapore

    Days Given: 14 Days Taken: 14 Days Unused: 0 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwin11/3157020714/" target="_hplink">edwin.11</a>/Flickr

  • Japan

    Days Given: 11 Days Taken: 5 Days Unused: 6 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/26958633@N02/4727600946/" target="_hplink">beve4</a>/Flickr

  • India

    Days Given: 25 Days Taken: 20 Days Unused: 5 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bunnicula/135375907/" target="_hplink">bunnicula</a>/Flickr

  • South Korea

    Days Given: 10 Days Taken: 7 Days Unused: 3 KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images

  • Argentina

    Days Given: 21 Days Taken: 20 Days Unused: 1 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmyharris/3803098640/" target="_hplink">jimmyharris</a>/Flickr

  • Brazil

    Days Given: 30 Days Taken: 30 Days Unused: 0 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorgebrazil/3908149181/" target="_hplink">JorgeBRAZIL</a>/Flickr

  • Mexico

    Days Given: 15 Days Taken: 14 Days Unused: 1 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22240293@N05/4526847801/" target="_hplink">Francisco Diez</a>/Flickr

  • Ireland

    Days Given: 21 Days Taken: 20 Days Unused: 1 Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

  • Netherlands

    Days Given: 25 Days Used: 23 Days Unused: 2 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/michieldijcks/3274498398/" target="_hplink">michieldijcks</a>/Flickr