I often find that my friends and family are astounded at the number of vacations and adventures my husband and I are able to experience, in spite of my full-time job.
“You’re on the road again?! How do you find the time?”
And it’s true, it’s not so easy.
But, with a little creative planning, it’s definitely do-able!
You can live a life overflowing with unimaginable adventures!
The key to traveling around a full-time job is to leave no moment unchecked.
Here are a few ways to make the most of your time and your life.
Jump at every opportunity for travel with reckless abandon! Wake up your partner before the sun comes up and have their clothes packed and ready to go! Or drive up to your best friend’s home and say “get in“! Lack of time is not the problem. The problem is time that we never take advantage of!
Strategize Your Time
“Stack” your days off! Everyone gets two days off a week at least. So, talk with your Supervisor and ask to have four days off in a row by using the last 2 days in the work week and the first 2 days of the next work week. I’ve enjoyed so many unbelievable experiences by taking advantage of the Stacking technique!
Abuse those weekends
Not everyone is able to stack their days off. But, that doesn’t mean you should be missing out on all the fun! We wait all week long for those 2 days off and, when we finally get there, they fly by!
It’s up to you to make every precious moment count! You can make the most of your weekends by planning ahead a bit. Prepare yourself so that, by the time you escape your desk on Friday afternoon, you’ll be ready to hit the road! Make your plans soon enough and you may even be able to take advantage of a paid Holiday.
Turn your weekend it into a pretty sweet 3 day vacation!
Save Up For The Big One
We all know how difficult it is not to jump on that vacation time the second you realize you have it! Do yourself a favor and save your vacation for a trip of a lifetime! Instead of blowing a few days here and there on smaller trips, you can spend a few weeks exploring so many amazing places! You’ll have time to soak up cultures and peoples and really feel the heart beat of the wondrous places you visit!
For more awesome tips on how to save up for your dream vacation read 10 SIMPLE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY FOR TRAVEL!
Explore In and Around Your Own City
We are all Wanderers. We love traveling more than breath. We are so excited to get out and explore the world that we often miss the brilliance of the city that we already live in. If you find yourself with only one day, or maybe two, take some time to be a tourist in your own city. It can be so easy to get so caught up in our fast-paced way-of-life that we miss the heart beat of our home-town entirely. Go back in time and visit some of the old town spots in your area. Go sight seeing or find a local music, food or arts Festival. Give your taste buds a vacation of their own by experiencing some amazing dishes at a mom n’ pop restaurant.
Trust me, you will be surprised at the places you’ll find if you only take the time to slow down and take it all in.
Read CONNECTING WITH THE LOCALS for more tips on making the most of every destination!