During the age of F.I.R.E. (financial independence, retire early) goal-setters, young professionals put off travel and other luxuries in an attempt tt build up their savings and save travel for the latter part of their life. However, another trend can help combine the best of both worlds: mini-retirement trips.
For those for whom early retirement isn’t a likely option due to student loans or other expenses coupled with a lower income, mini-retirement trips can provide similar benefits for those who fully retire. Having a multi-month or year-long vacation to look forward to can provide enough incentive to work hard, save money and live frugally to prepare for the ultimate reward: a short-term relocation to another place in the world, offering a taste of life outside of the norm.
Benefits of partaking in a mini-retirement include the ability to take part in certain adventures that may be too strenuous as a person ages. During such trips, travelers can continue to work in increments or build upon an existing hobby as a side hustle, such as crafting or writing.
Taking this time off from work also allows employees to return to the workforce with a new outlook on life, a refreshed spirit and the motivation to continue to work and save up for their next mini-retirement.
The babymoon trend is adding to the number of women traveling while pregnant. Expecting moms often need special items to take on the road. If you plan to travel while pregnant, you may want to consider adding these products to your suitcase.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Online shopping continues to soar in popularity with more people choosing to browse an entire catalogue of options instead of making a trip to the store. It makes sense because people are busy and sometimes don’t have time to spend hours browsing a store only to buy a few outfits. When shopping online, people can buy items sporadically or fill up carts and purchase them later. Online shopping is now more than just searching on the web, it’s also swiping through an app. Apps make it easier than ever to keep up with sales, new items and trends.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.