As a full-time employee, It’s hard to find time to do a lot of the things I would like to do. Sure, I can find time to do them after work, but its a completely different story when I travel.
Traveling requires either taking days off or leaving it for the holidays. As someone who travels often, I don’t always leave it for the holidays because sometimes my travels require certain dates. I’m lucky to be able to travel because my office can be a bit flexible when it comes to trips. However, I’ve met a few who haven’t been as lucky.
If you are one of those people, who are completely trapped at work with a very strict boss, here are a few ways you can travel.
1.Ask your job for travel opportunities
Find out if your current job has an opportunity for you to travel. Are you a marketing coordinator? Perhaps you can travel to the next company trade show to help out. Are you a nurse? maybe there’s a temporary opportunity for you to help out in another country or state. Always ask your job for the opportunities and make them aware that you are more than willing to travel.
2. Find a job that sends you on business trips
If your current job does not offer any travel opportunities, then find a job that requires you to take business trips. Not everyone likes to take business trips, but I love them! The few times that I’ve gone on a business trip, it was mostly for a conference. Not only did I learn a lot, but I also got to see a bit of the city I was in.
3. Work Remotely
Instead of getting trapped in an office (or store if you work retail), why not work remotely?? When you work remotely, you are able to work from anywhere as long as you have good connection. Working remotely not only allows you to travel, but you could also be working right in front of a beach!
4. Take days off close to the weekend
If you haven’t seen my post – Travel Hacking, then check it out! There I show you how to use your days off and mix it in with holidays and weekends for long vacations. Using this system, I was able to take vacation days without using a lot of my days off (I only get 10 days off in a year). f your office is really strict, then this could work for you, especially if you are wanting to go to Italy for a whole week!
5. Look at your benefits
Some companies offer paid time off to employees, who want to go volunteer and do some good in the world. So look into your benefits, this may be something that is offered at your company.
Remember, you are allowed to take your time off! Sure, there might be a few black out dates/months depending where you work or what you do, but there’s always a way to travel!
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