The world’s average length of paid vacation is sixteen days; of course, this can vary greatly by location but on average each worker is entitled to sixteen days to relax and unwind. The kicker here is that many either don’t take those days or they stay at home wondering about what is happening at the office.
With the world becoming a smaller and smaller global village, there is really no reason to spend your vacation time at home unless that is by choice. There are many solutions which will allow you to travel your own country or the world without breaking the bank or gathering bad debt.
The First Step
Plan ahead. This would seem like a simple enough task, but many will fail to apply it to taking a vacation. At the beginning of each year calendar or otherwise, choose just one place you would either love to visit or revisit. A bit of research can advise of the best time of year to go and the costs for getting there. After this has been discovered, plan on a place to stay and then send some emails to discover attractions you can visit while there. Finally, you will need to eat so plan on a daily average cost for food and a discretionary spending budget. Once you realize the cost, save, invest or find other ways to finance your trip and book in advance to capitalize on savings from early bookings. Remember whatever gets tracked gets done therefore plan ahead and start having a great vacation in your mind before anyone can try to steal your thunder.
Consider going off the Beaten Path
Thanks to a booming economy where great solutions are applied to most problems, going off the beaten path is more commercially accessible and enjoyable than before! Imagine a pristine environment that is removed from the hustle and bustle of the city yet it is filled with the air conditioned creature comforts of home. Or imagine taking a guided tour where you can interact with the environment without one hundred other persons jostling for that perfect selfie.
That can be created simply by renting an RV, buying a portable RVair conditioner and driving to the site of your dreams. There are also many options for renting a home such as Airbnb or maybe a shared room in a hostel if you are feeling adventurous enough.
Take a Cruise
The days of the $2000- $4000 cruise are not over in the least, but the days of paying $611 for two persons on a four-day cruise to the Bahamas are also very real. The internet has indeed become a game changer in doing all forms of business and many times the physical manifestation is so well beyond what was imagined. If you really want to experience more of what the world has to offer, do some guided research as there are many opportunities available for cheaper local and international travel than ever before.