Unlike most travel bloggers, I don’t travel full-time for a living. If I’m lucky, I’m able to plan a few trips a year. While I try to add local and spontaneous excursions to “fill the void”, it can be a challenge to get through my “normal” life when I’ve been bitten by the travel bug and unsure of how soon my next trip may be. Having gone through many of these “in transient” moments myself, here are some tips onto handle these travel withdrawals:
Plan, plan, plan!
Even if these plans may not be set in stone, it helps to start brainstorming of the top destinations you would like to visit! For me, I prioritize and pick a few countries I want to visit and start planning ahead of time to take time off from work and school, figure out which time of year to travel, etc. This past year, I decided five months in advance to plan a trip to Iceland, in which planning for this helped me get through the cold New England winter.
I’m lucky to live close enough to visit the lovely city of Boston!
At least once a month, I try to plan a weekend away. Isn’t that what the weekends are for, to escape from the 9-5 life?! I’m lucky enough where I live so close to New England cities, such as Boston and Portland. While a little bit of a further drive, I’m also within commuting distance to both Montreal and Quebec City for a longer weekend away.
No matter where you live, you can take advantage of the weekends and plan a mini (and affordable!) vacation locally.
Do your research
I am constantly researching for the best deals before planning an official trip abroad. Whether it’s browsing through airfare or searching for package deals, I always take advantage of my time in “travel limbo” to find my next affordable trip. I’m thinking of trying out a Groupon air-inclusive trip next, either to Australia or somewhere in South America. Thoughts?!