52 weekends=104 days=3.5 months of holidays in a year!
Vacation shortage? No problem. You can see a lot in a weekend trip.
I started off the blog with an example of how I plan and execute a typical 24 hour weekend trip that includes ~6000 miles of flying. However, I did not explain why I take this pain. Wouldn’t it be much better to take a few days off and travel in a relaxed manner?
I would love to travel slow. In fact, even in these short trips I essentially travel slow. Who wants to fly 6000 miles to just travel for a day? The problem is that most US company employees get only 2-3 weeks of vacations. One long international trip and the vacations go poof. If you have been bitten by the travel-bug like me, one trip is not enough. There is so much to see and experience in this world and life is short. The solution: travel on weekends.
If you ponder to think, there are 52 weekends in a year. That equals 104 days or 3.5 months of holidays! Sure you have get back to your home every 2 days; but you can see a lot of the world in 2 to 2.5 days or 3 days in case of long weekends. That is exactly what I have been doing in the last one year and I hope my experiences will help with your travel plans.