Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with The Local, with the goal of inspiring others like me, who keep a 9-5 job, to explore more.
The lesson is that a full-time job shouldn’t stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. Some planning and your annual leave can go a long way.
The best advice she can offer full-time workers who are keen to travel more is to think logistically when booking flights and hotels. For short weekend trips, Alline mostly sticks to Europe and limits flight time to under a couple of hours so that the journey itself doesn’t eat too much into her precious exploring time.
The same goes once she’s touched down at her destination.
“Take London, for example, there are five airports and some of them it takes hours to get from the airport to the city centre. So I always find the airport that is closest. If it’s a small saving but it means I I lose an extra hour getting to the hotel, that’s something I won’t do.”
Alline adds that although you may be able to find a nicer hotel further out of the city “it’s not doable” when you only have a couple of days. Instead, she advises staying somewhere that may not be as plush but is more conveniently located. This way, you won’t “lose time, which is very precious on a short trip”.
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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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