Easier said than done- this saying is entirely true when it comes to traveling with a fulltime job. When you are a beginner in your career, you may think that you will certainly travel more when you have more money after a few years. And after five years, you end up being terribly busy with more duties and responsibilities in your job. You have deadlines to complete, bills to pay, and a deep sense of responsibility towards your family. It’s not that something or someone stops you to travel, but you impose those restrictions on yourself.
Use those paid leaves
Every company gives a certain number of leaves to its employees, no matter the job profile. If you are an educated person working in a mid-scale to high-scale Company, you are entitled to have those paid leaves and nothing can stop you. Use the paid leaves to go on a vacation rather than sleeping at home. You may think that the work will hamper when you are on leave, but you can take necessary steps to delegate your work. Every business keeps on thriving, whether or not its employees go for leaves.
Plan around long weekends
When you have one or two national holidays in one week, you can easily stretch your holiday time up to 8-9 days. Leave your city on a Friday evening after work and return on the Sunday evening the following week. Just by taking 2-3 leaves, you can easily travel for an entire week without hampering your work too much. However, make sure that you don’t go to the clichéd places during such long weekends because they are packed with swarms of people.
Take up business trips
You may not have the business trips included in your job profile, but you can let your office management know that you are willing to take up travel jobs, if there are any. You may attend overseas meetings, travel for conferences or seminars, etc. just by telling your office that you are available. On the surface, it appears that lucky are those who get to travel on fully paid business trips, but the reality is that traveling too frequently is a tough job and not many people are willing to do it. Nonetheless, when you get such opportunities, you can extend your business trip by a day or two, or attach it with a weekend to visit around a new place.
Don’t be scared to travel alone
If you keep waiting for a perfect travel companion who would accompany you to every place you want to visit, share the same expenses with you, and have the same choices as you, you will probably never travel as much as you want to. When you travel alone either for business tours or for leisure, the benefits are plenty. You just need to explore the benefits of solo travel, even if it is your obligation to do so, not your wish.
When you are determined to travel, you can do it no matter where you are or what you do. Full-time jobs are tough on mental health if you do not take any leaves at all. You have to take care of your wellbeing because you get only one life to live. With such a short span of life, there is not much time to waste on petty things. Don’t postpone your plans to travel, just do it when you feel like. There is always a way out when you want to travel. Go ahead and make a plan, now!