In a previous article, we talked about the easy tips you can use to save on travel. Traveling is quickly becoming more affordable, especially with so many deals and special offers. The increasing number of people that travel also help make these deals more easily accessible.
Of course, a low budget is not the only challenge that stops you from traveling. Time and other engagements may also prevent you from traveling more – or as much as you want. That is why in this article, we are going to take a look at how you can organize your life around traveling.
Remote Working and Studying
One of the best things you can do to make more time for traveling is working (or studying) remotely. Many companies now allow their employees to work from home or remote locations. These companies provide a comprehensive information system through which employees can be effective and get things done.
Other companies, mainly tech startups, are encouraging employees to work remotely altogether. Automattic, the company behind popular blogging platform WordPress, recently announced its plan to close its San Francisco office and allow 100% of its employees to work from remote locations. If you happen to work for a company that incorporates this policy, then you have all the time in the world to travel.
For students, the best solution is accredited online programs. Universities such as Maryville University are opening accredited online courses that grant you access to bachelor and master’s degrees. Since the programs are accredited, you can transfer to and from them without a problem. You even have plenty of options when it comes to courses and majors. Taking the online masters in health administration program, for example, will earn you an online MHA degree in as little as 18 months.
Be Smart with Your Vacation Days
Another approach you can try is taking your vacation days to get the most holiday time. There are times when taking one or two vacation days means having almost the entire week for longer trips. When there is a national holiday on Thursday or Monday, you can take the Friday off and have four days for your next trip.
The goal is to weave those vacation days into four or five days of vacation time. Even with 21 days of paid annual leave, you can still have exciting trips to different parts of the world.
Plan Short Trips
You always have the weekend for shorter trips. A trip that starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday is as good as any. You just have to be smart about planning the trip, including choosing a destination that can be reached quickly. That way, you’re not wasting your day being stuck on a flight or on the road.
There are plenty of destinations to explore too. A weekend getaway to a nearby national park is always an exciting one to try. The same can be said for road trips, staycations, and relaxing retreats. There is always enough time for traveling; always.