Is your work schedule stifling your travels? Apply these tactics and start packing!
FOR FREQUENT 3-to-4-DAY GETAWAYS (Retain 90-100% of Income)
FOR FREQUENT 4-5-DAY GETAWAYS (Retain 60-80% of Income)
Redesign your schedule to a reduced workweek of three or four days (24 or 32 hours). If your job is too demanding for part-time hours, propose a job sharing arrangement so that the position stays full-time while each job partner works reduced hours. Assess if your boss will say Yes to your request for a flexible work arrangement.
TAKE AN EXTRA WEEK-LONG TRIP OR TWO EACH YEAR (Retain 96% of Income)
Here are steps to negotiating one to two extra weeks a year of vacation time. NOTE: This tactic is best used by professionals 45+, and the language in this section reflects that. If you’re relatively young in the job or in your career, requesting more vacation time is a tougher “sell.”
- How to Craft Your Own Vacation Leave Terms + More Vacation Memo Template
HOW TO GET SIX WEEKS OFF FOR SABBATICAL TRAVEL
- How to Get Six Weeks to Travel – a planning workbook and negotiation guide
- Three Strategic Reasons for Taking Six Weeks Off
- Proposal “Purpose” Wording for Four Types of Sabbatical Travel
Another approach is to combine travel with work as a digital nomad.