Ditching the 9-5 and Traveling

Its very easy to suffer life-burnout do you need a break from the daily 9-5 grind? The best solution often is a weekend getaway or better yet a week or even two-week vacation. Go anywhere 50 miles away or the other side of the world. It doesn’t matter as long as you can disconnect! A small step away from your day-to-day away provides the perfect chance to find time for rest and relaxation. A trip out of town can help you forget about the stress of your job, and simply enjoy time with your friends or family. Planning a trip for a several days or even for a couple of weeks is not a difficult as you might think. It does not typically require months of planning.

Choose Your Location

The first step to escaping the 9-5 grind and starting your getaway is to choose a location. You should consider what type of activities you like to do, whether its something outdoorsy, sporty or just a spot of sightseeing, and choose a location that provides access to these activities. On the other hand, maybe there is a place that you have always wanted to visit, such as France, Ireland or Spain. Maybe you would rather stay closer to home with trips to Edinburgh, Glasgow or Jersey. Once you choose your location, you need to make reservations for your flight. There are several airports throughout the London area, with the most popular including London Stansted, London Gatwick, Luton Airport and Heathrow.

Make Hotel Reservations

It is easier to make your hotel or resort reservations before you travel to your destination. You want to choose a hotel that is conveniently located near all the different sites and attractions that you plan on visiting. You also may choose to select an all-in-inclusive resort that includes the meals and some activities in addition to your hotel room.

We’ve also discussed home rental alternatives, just like in my recent trip to Copenhagen where we rented an apartment through Wimdu. Overall, it was pretty straight forward and a nice change to a hotel or hostel bunk.

Keeping your assets safe

When taking a trip for a few days or a couple of week, it is important that you find a safe and secure place to park your car at the airport. Stansted airport parking provides a convenient place to park your car during your entire trip. It offers secured car parks that ensure your car is protected while you are away. Naturally, it is nice and close to the airport, allowing you quick access to drop off your beloved car before you leave.

Once you have made all the necessary arrangements for your trip out of town all that is left to do is pack your bags and get ready for rest and relaxation. Just remember to leave your work and stress behind, and just enjoy this time with your friends or family. If you have to take some work along, limit the time you allocate to work and make a commitment to spend the rest of the time enjoying your trip. You will be amazed at how just a few days away, or a week or two if you are lucky, will help you escape the hectic grind of your working work.