How To Travel More With a Full-Time Job

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It’s pretty fair to say that most people value and seek travel. But at the same time, most people work full-time jobs that leave them with precious little free time to do said travel. So how do you balance your work life with your desire to get out and see the world? We’ve put together a few tips that should help.

Choose the Right Job and Employer

Now not all of us are in a position to change careers, industries, or jobs, but if you are, try to make travel a consideration when you do so. There are many industries (aviation, entertainment) and jobs (teaching, service) that offer flexibility to travel or even involve traveling as part of the job description. Beyond that, you can prioritize employers who offer good PTO policies and value travel.

Take Long Weekends

Not all vacations have to be month-long trips to other continents. Even just by taking a single day off here and there, you can give yourself a long weekend to visit all sorts of cool places located closer to you geographically.

Ask Your Boss for Travel Opportunities

There are often possibilities out there to travel for work, like attending industry conferences and trade shows. Make it known to your boss that you’re interested in these kinds of opportunities so they can keep an eye out for you. That way, you’ll be able to combine your job with travel every so often.