Do you have a soul of a gypsy but the 9-5 corporate grind is holding you back? To incorporate travel in your daily life, you just have to prioritize things, save money and get creative about how and when you can plan a travel.
Here are some tricks to include travel in your mundane corporate life:
Plan a travel around public holidays
One of my favourite vacation hacks is to request for one or two additional leaves around existing work holidays. This allows me to plan a longer holiday without feeling guilty of taking too many days off.
Tip: Book the tickets in advance as the rates are extremely high during festivals.
Make it a weekend escape
A weekend is not enough for planning a trip? Well, if planned wisely, destinations within the radius of 200 km can be covered in 2 days. A break, even if small, is sufficient to break the monotony and rejuvenate you for the next week.
Tip: Choose the destinations which don’t require much travelling.
Extend your work trips
Does your job profile require going on business trips often? If yes, then it is a blessing in disguise!! Extend your work trip by a day or two and explore the vivid cultures, varied cuisine and the prominent attractions of the region.
Tip: If you get a chance to choose the destination, choose the one in your bucket list.
Get creative about transportation
For those who only have weekends to travel, it’s very important for them to choose the right mode of transportation. If you waste most of your time journeying, you might miss the real essence of the place you were planning to visit. Research well before planning a trip to any destination.
View every occasion as an opportunity to travel
Have a wedding to attend or a housewarming party at a far off location? Don’t just say no. If you haven’t visited the destination before, it can be a good opportunity for you to explore the place and save on your accommodation expenses.
Travel Near as well as Far
It’s very important to choose the destination according to the number of leaves you have. If you have a two-day off, you can visit a nearby destination and for a long weekend, you can choose a far-off place.
I know it is tough to incorporate travel in our daily lives, but if we have the right attitude, an eagerness to get a break from the daily routine, an eye for beauty and a go-getter attitude, we can surely make it work.
And, if your dream is to just travel, looking for a travelling job won’t be a bad idea either 😉