Five Ways to Maximize Travel With a Full Time Job

Ireland Flight

2014 trip to Ireland


¡Hola Chicos!

There are 365 days in a year and 52 weekends. When you think of the year like this, it’s actually a lot of time. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be thinking it’s a lot of time for changes of scenery! This can seem difficult and intimidating though when you are working 40+ hours a week. I thought I'd put together a few tips that are definitely my go-tos!


Brazen Head Dublin

Ireland's oldest pub, The Brazen Head

The average number of vacation days in the US is 10. The US is not exactly caught up with the whole, "time for yourself" quality of life type thing that Europe tends to lean toward. MInimum four weeks vacation along with at least 13 paid holidays. Nonetheless, if you take into account that most companies will recognize ten national holidays, AKA 10 extra vacation days. Even if your job only provides half of those, that still basically an 5 or even 7 days if you capitalize on the weekend! We took a trip to Dublin a few years ago over Veterans Day. Friday-Thursday and we managed to only use 3 days of vacation time due to the weekend and the holiday while it was sitll basically a week long vacation.