Do you dream of sipping a daiquiri on a beautiful beach while reading your favorite novel? Join the club. But if you have few holidays and long dreams, there are some practical things you can do to go on vacation without spending much time, if any.
And why not? According to studies, you are happier after a short journey than after a long journey. So, before you give up your vacation, this summer you have some options to travel when you have limited time or money available.
Take more tools to handle your vacation.
Take your work with you as your family likes to vacation, may sound soulless, not to mention counterproductive. But if you really have to work, you can make the most of it by working in a different location from home. A view of the sea beats every day on the back of your colleague.
Pay a tariff for hotspotting your phone. It pays to be in an environment that enhances your mood, and you can end the subscription after you're back. Bring an external battery to keep your devices running when the lounge chair sockets are limited. With a screen dazzle reducer, you can see what you are doing in bright sunshine.
Make sure you are familiar with yourso you can access your files. If you have important meetings that you should not miss, video chat apps like Google Meet or Slack are just what you need. When the sun goes down, you can really enjoy the local flavor, then stay for a weekend and dive in.
Do not stay in a hotel for your next business trip.
You already know that you can piggyback your vacation days before or after a business trip. However, you should consider bookinginstead of staying in a hotel – assuming your company allows it.
They have Wi-Fi, a 24-hour safe and extra space to bring out the family or a tour guide for local dinners. An Airbnb has a friendlier personality than an anonymous hotel room, and you can extend your stay over the weekend – you will of course have to pay the extra days.
Stack your hours to buy more days.
If you do not have a lot of vacation time, talk to your supervisor about extra hours worked during the week – two extra hours a day, a Saturday shift or even a holiday like the 4th of July or the Labor Day – to buy something "A day that fits your travel plan.
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Make Mini-Trips Insta-Worthy
You have a limited budget? No problem. Take the route of lodging and use apps like Eventbrite to access local events and free concerts nearby.
Or pick a spot on the map and see what adventure awaits you. Bring a lunch, blankets, one of these top coolers and something to read for a spontaneous picnic in a new place. You can also pick a new activity or destination every night that you want to do after work. You may not go anywhere, but you'll still get a thrill – and new adventures to show your Instagram followers. Look at road trippers to make your getaways feel more spontaneous.
Give yourself a budget to indulge in – try the Tripcoin App for iPhone ($ 1,000 on Amazon) and Trabee Pocket for Android and iPhone. Overall, you save money because you do not have to pay airline tickets or a hotel.
Apps Help Manage Weekend Travel
Traveling over the weekend is a proven way to avoid downtime, and you'll be surprised how much ground you can cover in a few days if you're particularly motivated (or how much can you relax).
If you're flexible in terms of data, an app like Hopper can predict when hotel and airfares will be the cheapest. If it's more spontaneous, Hotel Tonight offers last minute deals.
Want to put miles on someone else's car instead of your own? Turo is usually cheaper than most landlords and you choose the car you want to drive. Plus, you're faster because you do not have to drive to the nearest airport to pick it up.
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