Travel is often listed as something people want to do more of but don’t have the time or money for it (sometimes both). If one of your goals is to travel more in the coming year, this post can help. With some planning and research, you can be on your way to exploring the world while still holding onto a full-time job.
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Make A Schedule
Look at a calendar and mark any days where you will have extra time off, such as any three-day weekends. Setting out a physical calendar with dates marked can help make organizing easier. It also makes it easier to ask for time off before others might beat you to it.
If you are going to be traveling with a group and are looking at a destination several hours away, you will want to give yourself plenty of time to travel. Alternatively, if you are near an airport and can manage weekend getaways, you’ll want to plan ahead to get the best deals.
Look For Work Opportunities In Other Destinations
Business travel was hit hard by Covid-19. However, there are signs that things are starting to pick up again, and travel has passed pre-pandemic levels. Find a conference or workshop in another city or state.
You may have to research and pay for some expenses out of pocket (depending on your job). But if you can convince your boss to let you attend, you’ll get to travel while helping your career. Alternatively, if your partner or family member is going to travel for work, consider joining them.
This is also why planning your schedule in advance can help you better plan your travel.
Make Travel A Priority
It is easy to get discouraged when you are thinking of traveling. Plenty of people will say that it just isn’t the right …….