Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Lonely Planet on an article to inspire other 9-5ers to maximize their vacation time and conciliate more travel around work.
The lesson is that a full-time job and travel are not mutually exclusive. Some planning with your annual leave can go a long way. Here’s a small excerpt from the article where Lonely Planet features Travel After 5:
Having built-in flexibility to her schedule is important, just in case a great deal comes up. And if an opportunity for travel presents itself at short notice, Alline is usually ready to go. “I always have a suitcase somewhat ready with my passport, camera and toiletries bag. For me, it’s easy on Fridays to just go to the office with my bags and from there, go to the airport. Sometimes I come back on a Sunday evening or Monday morning and go straight to the office.”
When time is limited, she recommends visiting a city with good infrastructure so precious hours aren’t wasted on the airport commute. And while it may be cheaper to book hotels further out of the city, when you only have a couple of days, it’s best to find one that’s conveniently located. If funds are tight, a hostel with a private room in the city centre should do the trick. “You’ll be out exploring as much as possible so it won’t matter,” adds Alline.
Read the full article with Travel After 5 featured by Lonely Planet.
Did I miss anything? Do you have other tips for fitting more travel into your 9-5 life? Let me know in the comments!
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