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How To Travel More in 2023

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Now that it feels like the pandemic is truly behind us, it’s time to plan a travelful new year!

After a hiatus due to personal reasons, I figure this is the best kind of comeback post 🙂 And with that in mind, let’s start looking at the travel opportunities starting with Easter. So, first things first: check the calendar for all holidays in 2023. I’ll take Vienna as an example:

April 10Easter MondayMonday
May 1Labor DayMonday
May 18Ascension DayThursday
May 29Whit MondayMonday
June 8Corpus ChristiThursday
August 15Assumption of MaryTuesday
October 26National DayThursday
November 1All Saints' DayWednesday
November 15Saint Leopold's DayWednesday
December 8Immaculate ConceptionFriday
December 24-25ChristmasSunday/Monday
December 26St. Stephen's DayTuesday
December 31New Year's EveSunday
January 1, 2024New Year's DayMonday
January 6, 2024EpiphanySaturday

Without the Christmas/NYE break, there are 4 monday/fridays when it’s a no-brainer to get out of town. Then you have 4 tuesday/thursdays, which combined with 1 day from your annual leave, give you 4 full days of vacation. These ones depend on agreements with your employer/team. But bring the topic as soon as possible to the table and you increase your chances of securing those days for yourself 🙂

But that’s not all! There’s even more opportunity to travel in 2023.

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Weekend @ Athens Riviera

Late Spring and Summer

Those weekends are perfect for short trips of max 2-3 hours flights. Wouldn’t you like to return suntanned to the office come monday morning? Here are some tips for pulling this off:

  1. Travel light! Hand-luggage only.
  2. Bring your trolley with you to the office on friday and go straight to the airport. Pack an easy outfit to change before going, if you prefer. Some selected and unexpensive gear will help.
  3. Don’t book a hotel far from your area of interest. Whether it’s the beach or a historical center, you don’t want to waste your precious time with unnecessary moving around.
  4. Take into account how to leave and return to the airport. Being too far will mean expensive taxis, time-consuming transfers, or both. This is particularly crucial for short trips and it’s always explained in the 101 Guides for each city.
  5. Forget luxury accommodation. Yes, a clean and safe place to sleep is a priority but you won’t spend time in the hotel. So if you need to choose between a fancier place far from your area of interest or a simpler one in the center of the action, go with the latter.

We’ll be back in mid-January with new posts to help you travel better, so you can travel more! Until then…

Cheers and Happy Travels in the New Year! 🥂

Do you have more tips to share? Do you also plan to travel more in 2023? Let me know in the comments below.

Read also:

Looking Back on 2019

Looking Back on 2018

Don’t Be That Person: Flying Edition

10 Simple Ways To Make Frequent-Flying Easier

How To Choose Your Hotel on Short Trips: 4 Simple Rules

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