You want to use your vacation days to travel. But with uncertainty in both your personal and work schedules, it’s challenging to plan a vacation.
To start planning, you need ideas. Read travel websites and blogs to find recommendations on where to go and what to do.
If travel is your priority, but you think you can’t afford it, try this. Write down your expenses for a week and see where your money is going.
People who plan their vacations used an average of 12 paid-time-off days to travel compared to the five days off used by non-planners.
Keep a list of places that interest you and decide how much time you would need to take that vacation. From the United States to Australia you might need two weeks.
Consider the best time to visit a destination. Compare calendars to determine what week will work best. Schedule time off work. Will the kiddos be out of school? Does the timing work for all?
Plan a list of vacations, with activities and restaurants so that you can take advantage of spur of the moment opportunities.
You’ll always need that when you travel, so have it ready, packed, and in your weekend-sized suitcase. The same goes for a first aid kit. I have one assembled and prepared to go in my bag.