Life is a hard slog, there is no doubting it. Whether you work in a 9-5 desk office job or the rigors of shift work. Nothing comes easy and stress can be through the roof. The demands of paying your mortgage and providing the best you can for your family can send the blood pressure through the roof.
A demanding lifestyle is a non-negotiable in adulthood, we do what we have to do not just to stay afloat but to keep ahead. So on a weekly basis we count the days to the weekend, but sometimes we creep a little ahead in time and begin counting down to the next vacation.
Why would you only travel once a year?
Affordability, lack of time, lack of annual leave, fear of flying, hate travelling (not if your reading this). All excuses, some valid but travel doesn’t need to cost you an arm and leg. There are also alternatives but more on that later.
Right now I am going to get into a few valid points why you need to travel at least twice a year. Because in life, you need to live it and not just work for it.
Seven great reasons to travel tice a year.
- Forget about your problems: Work stress, mortgage, you name it. Getting away for a week or two, gets you away from the real world and sometimes in life you just need to clear your head. Sometimes you might surprise yourself and come back from your holiday with a clear space a solve some of those life’s little problems.
- Do it for yourself: Go on, you work hard, reward yourself.
- Do it for your family: Don’t forget your purpose in life. Your family is number one and should be treated as such. Remember great memories in life arise from a family holiday.
- Relaxation therapy: Drink lots of alcohol, take plenty of massages, sleep in every day and goo on lots of nice walks. It’s your holiday and relax any way you feel free to do.
- Less days to your next holiday: Nothing worse than getting back form a holiday wondering when the next will be. Book the next one before you even go on the first trip. That will mean going back to work won’t be such a drag.
- Be the real you: Life is crazy. Being on a holidays gets the real you out of the shadows, the better you, the real you. Believe me that is a good thing especially for the little ones in your life.
- You won’t be at work: Do you need more convincing than that.
Ok, I know what you’re asking. Affordability? How can I afford to go on a two holidays a year? Taking two trips a year, doesn’t mean you’re are trekking Europe, or travelling around Australia and touring the United States of America every time. Now that would be nice but it’s not realistic.
To be honest you don’t even need to leave your home state or city. You don’t even have to get on a plane, you can take a road trip instead. Still a holiday.
So what is the best way to travel twice a year without breaking the budget. I will give you five.
Five ways to travel twice a year.
- Take one trip abroad or domestically by plane and then the next can be close to home, either in the city, by the sea, or amongst nature in the forests.
- Go camping. That’s right, buy a solid tent, find a site whether it means roughing without any electricity or at a caravan park with perks. Relaxing doesn’t mean drinking cocktails at a beach, it also can be drinking a beer under the stars with an esky close by.
- Look out for deals: Whether it is cheap flights or cheap hotel deals. If you look hard enough you will find great deals. Travel is a hot business in the modern world and they will always be tempting you with good, honest deals. Trust me, tourism outlets are looking for you and are always trying to entice you to holiday with them.
- Keep close to home. Sometimes your own backyard has some of the greatest tourism gems that is waiting for you to discover it. Open your eyes and don’t neglect what is around you. Smetimes the best things in life are only moment way.
- Split your annual leave: Don’t take it all at once and leave yourself hanging at least twelve months to the next holiday. Halve it and be sure to treat yourself twice a year.
There you have it. No more excuses. Spoil yourself and spoil your family, holidays come and go, but memories stick with you forever. So why not travel and give yourself many happy and lasting memories. You never know it might just give you that smile you need in that next mid-life crisis. Happy travels.