So last year was certainly the year I went a bit crazy with getaways – but each experience has a number of memories I’ll hold onto for a lifetime. I’ve written specifically about how to afford going away every other month as I did in 2016 (click here to read) but below are 13 reasons/ways which lead me to going away on 13 trips in 2017 and where I went:
1. I love my own company.
I get stuff done, I don’t have to wait on anyone for anything, and the whole plan of the day is down to me and what I want to do; where I want to go, what I want to eat, and more. There’s a massive difference between being lonely; and being alone. Being alone made me feel empowered and independent. The more advanced our society is becoming, the more lonely a lot of millennials like myself are becoming, which is worrying. I decided to rebuke that and remind myself that time spent purely with myself sometimes can actually be very healthy.
Let’s be honest, when we hear ‘Milan’ we usually think of the overly bourgeoisie lifestyle, where several tourists buy the most expensive things and lack gaining true culture of the city. Not this toutist!
I’ve travelled and revisited ten EU countries in total.
Working in broadcasting, having friends from a law background, and being an avid social media follower has exposed several different views and opinions as to whether and why Britain should leave the European Union.
A friend and I did the biggest Google search into the hottest part of Spain to travel to, due to being in dire need of heat and a fun-filled getaway.
Before I start this post, going away every other month was genuinely something I never thought I’d imagine doing. But with a bit of budgeting and forward planning, it happened!
Here are the main points I always ensure and consider in order to travel every other month:
1. We get loads of time off work.
No we don’t. We get the same 19 (28, including bank holidays in the UK) holiday days that you do. We don’t take days off for doctors appointments, we savour our holiday days for actual h o l i d a y s.
2. We have loads of money.
Nope, even my friends that don’t travel as much as I do make more money than me. I save here and there and decide if some of my pay goes towards a holiday.