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.
There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.