How To Maximize Your Vacation Days.

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If you are a full-time student or have a full-time job, then you’ve at one time or the other felt like you need more vacation days. It’s so easy for you to feel like you are always working or studying since you only get a month or two or, if you’re lucky, three months off annually to kick back and relax.

Well, lemme help you make those couple of weeks seem more than just that:

1. Study or work abroad. 

By abroad here, I mean any place that’s not your hometown or even home country. There’s always opportunities to take a course or go for a conference someplace new to you. Grab that. This automatically gives you a chance to explore a new environment either temporarily or long-term.

2. Travel to new destinations.

There are places that we’d love to visit over and over again. But then that restricts us from experiencing what other destinations have to offer. So as much as you love that sandy beach, or that rocky mountain, book yourself a ticket to a fresh new location every once in a while.

3. Maximize your weekends and public holidays.

Use these days to travel to places that are close to where you live and around your country hence saving your vacation days for further destinations.

4. Work from the center outwards.

Explore your hometown first. And the neighbourhood. Then work your way around your country and region because those will be way cheaper to travel to. And I’m pretty sure that there are a bunch of gems close to you that you take for granted. Find out what attracts tourists to the place you live and then go find out why. 🙂

5. Plan out each vacation day.

Having an itinerary helps you organise your time. Also, having a bucket list for each town/city prior to your visit enables you to make the most of your time there.

Always be kind.

Dee.

Studying Abroad: Making the Most of the Experience.

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So you’re studying abroad?

Here are a couple of ways to help you maximize on the amazing opportunity you have:

1. Make international friends.

Yep! One of the many perks of studying abroad is the global network you get to be part of, without even trying. 🙂

2. Explore your new city.

Get to see how the locals live and engage them in interesting conversations. This will help you learn more about your new home.

3. Explore the country/region.

And try new things while at it, like skiing or snowboarding!

4. Visit a friend’s country.

Nothing’s better than having your friend show you all the cool places in their country.

5. Build an archive of your experiences.

Keep a diary, an album, perhaps even write a blog! 🙂

Always be kind.

Dee.