Enjoy Time Off to Travel Without Quitting Your Job

Hallstatt, Austria

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)

Get Fridays off and hook them with regular weekends or Monday-holiday weekends. Compressed workweek is one way to go, but there are a few others.

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 GET SIX WEEKS OFF FOR SABBATICAL TRAVEL

Another approach is to combine travel with work as a digital nomad.

Happy Travels!