Well, I’ve been called many things – from Travel Guru, to Travel Hacker Expert in the latest, but in all reality as a Travel Expert vacation can be well… TIRING… especially if you’re dealing with the craziness that families bring with then.
Have you ever felt like you needed to take a vacation FROM your vacation?
It’s true. Sometimes vacationing can be just as stressful as work (or even more).
I’ve been able to leverage the power of delegation for my business through the use of virtual assistants… because of that, I have much more time to do the things I love, like traveling the world with my family (I’m in Cancun, Mexico as we speak).
Number 1: How do you stay sane when traveling? Simple. Make sure you have a plan. So many times, the natural urge to put things off till the last minute (or just to not do them at all) robs us and our families of an even better time.
The key here is, you don’t have to go crazy scheduling activities every 15 minutes. One thing that has helped my wife and I is that we agree on one thing we’ll do in the morning, and one thing for later in the evening — that way we’re not lost or wasting time.
Also, we ALWAYS know ahead of time where we’re going to be staying for the night.
Number 2: What do you get out of traveling? The #1 thing I would say I’ve learned while traveling is this: people are people. When you travel around the globe and experience different cultures, it does a really good job of allowing you to realize that we’re all not that different at all.
People are just people. We all have a desire to learn, grow, and get to know one another. Traveling will teach you this. And for that reason I believe traveling is super important, especially for young kids.
*As a side note, I’d like to add here: when traveling long-distance with kids, make it easy on yourself and make sure they don’t get much sleep before the flight so they can sleep on the way there. And if the flight is long (Phillipines with our 3 year old was 23 hours), make sure you bring a tablet or device they can entertain themselves with.
Number 3: Can you travel on a budget? YES. Absolutely. For cheap flights and breaking deals check out Kayak (I am not affiliated with them in any way). They gather all the cheapest and best deals available around the globe — which makes it easy for you to shop around for your next family vacation!
For easy traveling, check out places such as Puerto Princesa out in the Philippines, Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, or even a good ol’ roadtrip through America will get the job done! Just pack your bags and go!
Also, if you’re a business owner, make sure that nothing falls apart while you’re gone. There’s nothing more stressful than coming back home to a mess (trust me). Be proactive and hire a virtual assistant to help you — all while you enjoy mimosas on the glistening coast of Mexico.
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If you want to learn more about how you can get a Virtual Assistant to manage things while you’re away, check out my awesome team: https://vastaffer.com
P.S. I finally convinced my wife to buy a trailer and go around the country (July 2018!!). 😉