A Genius Travel Tip

January 15, 2016

The City and Us | Genius Travel Tip

Are you planning any trips this year? Dan and I haven’t been on a trip–one that requires us flying somewhere–in years. We went to Napa Valley with my sister and brother-in-law in 2012, and I think that was the last place we traveled together. So I’m hoping to plan a trip somewhere fun this year. I’m looking for inspiration, if you have any suggestions. But, first, a genius travel tip…

Schedule your return flight on a Friday. If you’re like me, you want to squeeze every last minute out of your vacation, and the obvious choice is to fly back on Sunday since you have to be back at work on Monday. But–especially if you’re traveling between time zones–you’ll be wrecked at work on Monday and looking for every chance to sleep for the rest of the week.

When we’re considering travel dates, we pick the return Friday and work backwards from that date. If that means we catch a super early morning flight on Saturday–fine. Bloody Marys and mimosas on the flight and a no-guilt nap once we arrive beats drudging through the Monday-after-vacation on little turnaround. Or tie up loose ends at work Friday morning and fly out Friday afternoon or evening.


Thoughts? Have you heard of this before? Do you already do it? : )



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