We all dream of a long vacation somewhere far away where the stresses of our jobs won’t reach us. But the reality is, most of the times neither have enough vacation days nor do we become unreachable at all. Nowadays, it’s hard not to give in and take a peek at your mailbox or jot down a few notes on the go. Facing this reality - the average person like you and me (presumably) will take what we can get. For most of us, it’s one quick tour after another. We need to employ our skills to get the best deals, and be creative to fill these short vacations with the very best of times.
A Jetsetter's Guide To Maximize Short-term Vacation
Here are some tips to help you get the most of your vacation (and have fun out there):
Travel light, pack intentionally
It’s hard not to bring that long comfy bath towel, or your super soft down pillow but do you really need it? Are you really going to need it? Many of us bring too many clothes to match outfits and pack too many little things that actually add too much weight and volume of your luggage. Be intentional about what to bring. Consider what you’ll get free or can buy inexpensively on location. Figure out multi-purpose items that could save space. Bringing too much stuff actually consumes energy and can often distract you.
Airport Parking, drive yourself to the airport
Too many times you have to leave last minute and risk missing your plane. One of the busiest airports in the United States is the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. It services the Atlanta, Georgia region and it’s located seven miles south of Atlanta. Taking your car and leaving it at the airport for your return trip actually makes more sense. An anonymous car owner commented that booking online at Atlanta airport parking is straightforward, quick, and easy! People are now able to include parking reservations in their itineraries. You control your travel time, can take any road you please, and have extra room or even storage for when you return.
Motorcycle, compact car, even boat rentals!
You drive yourself to the airport, or until your reach your destination too! Assuming you did not enroll in a group package, in which case it’s the tour bus. Motorcycle and car rentals can be found in most destinations depending on which region you are going. If you’re confident in your driving skills, it wouldn’t hurt driving yourself from your lodging to wherever you want to go. Gone are the times when you need a map to travel unfamiliar roads, GPS and online maps are so reliable you can almost navigate to any road in the planet! The best thing is, you do so on your own terms, your own pace, and with freedom to explore.
Of course, these tips work well if you are travelling on a budget. Be sure to bring emergency funds with you and try not to overdo things when you’re driving a rental. Enjoy the ride, enjoy your destination, most importantly, enjoy yourself - that’s the whole point!