Going out in the wild is in all of our nature. But adulting comes with a whole lot of responsibilities, your job is one to name.
I don’t hate the idea of a regular, 9 to 5 office job. But the one thing that I hate most is that one rarely gets the chance to go out and explore. People don’t even get the chance to socialise with others. And a regular day job is one of the excuses that most of us use to say no to a road trip.
Luckily, I’m a freelancer, I can go and work from anywhere, as all I need is my MacBook and working internet connection. But for my friends who are stuck with their office jobs. Here are some cool travelling hacks to travel more even with a 9 to 5 job.
1. Take More Days Off
Long weekends are not enough, you need more time if you want to travel more. But with a regular 9 to 5 job, getting extra vacation days seems hard. Try to negotiate with your TL (team leader), ask them if you extend your long weekend to make it extra-long-weekend.
Maybe you can schedule your work in advance so that no-one has to take care of your work when you are on vacation. Your TL won’t have any problem with this. But in case this doesn’t work. You can take unpaid vacations. Yes, this might means your salary is going to be deducted. But believe me, it’ll be worth it.
2. Make The Best Use Of Your Time
You can not just take unpaid vacations every month, because if you do that, they’ll fire you. So you must make the best use of your vacation time. Travel on Holidays, which otherwise you are planning to waste by just lying on your sofa.
Also, make your itinerary direct. Spent less time travelling and more time enjoying. Start your trip in the night so that you can reach to your destination early morning. This will give you extra time to explore and you’ll also get to see the rising sun. I bet you can click some Insta worthy pictures.
3. Never Forget The Bus And Trains
If you are not on a budget you can take the flight, as tickets are quite cheap these days. But for hard-working people who are travelling on a budget, bus and trains are always a good option.
Start your journey at night, as the traffic is less and your mode of transport can take advantage of this. Also, train tickets are the cheapest. Opt for bus rides where there is no train.
4. Public Transports Are Both Cheap And Fast
You are on a trip to explore new places you can do that on your private cab. But then you’ll be going to miss so many things, local culture, opportunity to meet and find out about the hidden gems and even the chance to make your adventurous travel story.
Opt for the local transport, you’ll be surprised to see how the driver turns busses in the steep curves of Himachal Pradesh, India.
5. Hostels Are Better Than Hotels
Especially in case, you are travelling solo, staying in a hostel is way cheaper than staying in a 3-star hotel room. Not just the hostel but also try the home-stay, install AirBnb and try different accommodation options.
Don’t waste on unnecessary is the first rule of travelling. You don’t need a king-size bed and a private bathtub when you are travelling. You can spend the night on a bunk bed in a hostel.
6. Go, Solo,
You are not the only one who hates the fact that your 9 to 5 job won’t let your travel. The friends are also dealing with the same. That’s why most of your travel plans got dumped, as you one of you is not free at the moment.
Don’t hesitate to travel alone. Travelling solo has got its own feel. You have to just take care of yourself and you can travel your own way.