(Closed) Vacation WWYD?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Honey bee

I would take some long 3day weekends and then a chunk to visit my parents for a week.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hmm. If you feel that taking time just to take it is wasteful, then why not fill the time with a project that you’ve been wanting to do at home? For example, if you took a couple of days in the spring, you could do a massive spring cleaning at home (you know, go through closets to get rid of/donate old stuff, clean the garage, clean your carpets, whatever). Or you could do a planting project outside and spruce up your yard. 

Or you could make it time to research something that you’ve been wanting to know more about, or read some books (library books to save money!).

You could also use the spare time to volunteer.

To me, doing any of those things would help you feel like the time wasn’t “wasted,” but could still be rewarding & relaxing to you.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

When something similar happened to my SO (though without the budget limitations, but just saw no need to spend the money), he set it up so that he took 3 day weekends for a while. Sometimes we went on a little overnight somewhere for two nights, and most of the time, we just enjoyed each other’s company with the lack of scheduled time. He loved it. It used up the time and made HR happy, but he didn’t go nuts spending on a trip.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I too would take one chunk of time off in the summer, then schedule the rest as 3 day weekends.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@SarahSmilesDec28:  Can you coordinate with a friend for those days when you want to get out but your hubby has the car?  Offer to chip in for gas or buy them lunch or something. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@SarahSmilesDec28:  Could you borrow one for the week? Do you have any friends who have vacation time coming up as well? Maybe you could all take the same week, and carpool around together.

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