I started off with 27 days annual leave at the beginning of 2018 and I also try and not take random days off to do errands. I usually do them before or after work or on weekends. The days I didn’t use for travel were either for a wedding, a hangover or something personal development related (or a mental health day). Other than that, it’s all worth the jetlag. And of course, I can only speak for someone with a 9-5 BUT if even if you don’t, my tips below may help you make travel part of your life.
*Bank Holidays don’t count as I automatically get these off.
1&2. Venice and Verona = 2 days leave
3&4. Cannes and Monaco = 0 days (Bank Holiday)
5. Amsterdam = 1.5 days leave (Backed on to a Bank Holiday)
6. Dubai = 4 days leave(Backed on to a bank holiday)
7. Hamburg = 1 day leave (Backed on to a bank holiday)
8. Toulouse = 0 days leave (One day trip on a weekend)
9. Edinburgh = 0 days leave (Weekend trip)
10&11. Hong Kong and Macau = 7 days leave
12. Copenhagen = 0 days leave (One day trip on a weekend)
Bedfordshire = 1 night (On a weekend)
Leeds = 1 day (On a weekend)
Brighton = 2 nights (Took a half day off to beat the crowds)
Kent = 1 night (on a weekend)
When it comes to having a full-time life and wanting to travel, you have to get creative with it. I’ve written a fair few times about how to make the most of your annual leave so here are my tips in a nutshell:
I also decided to celebrate my personal achievement with a bakerdays cake. I went for the Victoria sponge and wasn’t disappointed but of course I had to share.
You can check out the full range of letterbox cakes here.