December 1, 2017

Musings: How To Travel When You’re Busy*

Everybody wants to travel, but alas, it’s usually just one of those things that people can’t do as much as they’d like. The problem is typically one of two things: a person doesn’t have enough money to take all the trips they’d like to take; or, a person has the money, but also needs to work too many hours. Fortunately, there are solutions to both of these problems. In this blog, we’re going to focus on time. If you think you’re just too busy with work to take those once in a lifetime journeys, read on – you might just find that it’s within closer reach than you think.

Make it a Priority

Our lives are a reflection of our choices. And make no mistake: everything you do in life is a choice. Nobody is forcing you to do anything; if you’ve spent the past few years building your career rather than exploring the world, then it’s because you chose your life to be that way. But that’s the past: the future is where it’s at. Moving forward, make travelling the globe your new priority. If you’ve put enough effort into your job over the past few years, then you’ll have earned the right to take a break and do something for you for once.

Make the Most of Short Journeys

You might look at your three or four weeks of holiday time and think that it’s not enough time to travel. And you might have a point. But in reality, you have a lot more than just your holiday time. The UK is lucky enough to have many, many Bank Holiday days, which total up to a pretty significant amount of time when spread over a year. Of course, you’re not going to be able to go to Thailand just because you have a Friday and Monday off work. But Paris, Barcelona, and even New York? They’re all within reach, especially if you leave on Thursday evening.

Longer Experiences

Let’s get back to those several weeks of holiday leave you have each year. This is an ideal time to really spread your wings and explore an area that’s a little bit further afield. However, there’s a problem: you’re so busy with work the rest of the time, you don’t have the time to plan your trip! That’s where a company like Travel-sphere comes in. On an escorted tour, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that you’ll see all of the destination’s main highlights. And what’s more, you don’t need to spend months beforehand planning every small detail, because they will already have been arranged. When it comes to your holiday leave, you simply walk out of work and into a memorable getaway.

Slowing Down

It’s sometimes difficult to leave your hectic lifestyle behind. But if you don’t, you might find that the week-long holiday you’ve taken hasn’t been as fun or as relaxing as you’d hoped. That’s why it’s important to use your holiday leave wisely. If you only have a week at your disposal, then don’t try to cram in too much; you’ll only end up more tired when you return, and you’ll hardly remember anything about your trip anyway because it all went too fast. When you travel, slow down, and really get into the swing of travel. It’ll help maximise your time away.

Your Local Area

There’s a misconception that travelling always has to involve boarding a plane. It doesn’t. In fact, you can travel just by exploring your local area! It might not always feel like it, but there is likely to be plenty of points of interest located near to your home. You’d visit these places if you were overseas, but overlook them when you’re in your daily routine! Make the most of your weekends and visit these places with your family. You don’t need to cross borders to broaden your horizon!

Work Trips

If you’re one of those people that have to travel for their work, then you probably get pretty bored of telling people that you only really see hotel and meeting rooms when you’re on your travels. But does it have to be this way? Instead of just making your trip about work, why not look at adding a day on to your trip, either before or after, and see what the city has to offer? It’ll change your view of having to travel to work, that’s for sure.

You’ll never have the perfect time to travel, but with our tips above, you can look forward to more journeys in the near future.

Char xo

2 responses to “Musings: How To Travel When You’re Busy*”

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