Most Americans don’t have the luxury of weeks upon weeks of vacation time, so the modern-day professional has to get creative in order to find ways to rest, relax and rejuvenate away from the office. Rather than taking a full two weeks to jet off around the world, people are finding smaller batches of time to devote to a getaway not as far from their hometowns that won’t require as much time off. This idea spawned the rise of the “micro-cation.”
A micro-cation is what it sounds like: a smaller version of a vacation that typically involves taking off the Friday before a weekend and/or the Monday after the weekend, extending a trip from as early as Thursday afternoon to as late as Tuesday morning.
According to the Allianz Travel Insurance Confidence Index, approximately 72 percent of millennials took a micro-cation in the past year, and 29 percent reported taking three micro-cations within the same year.
The guilt of not working can become a problem for some newbies in the workforce (i.e., millennials) and requesting time off can feel like a chore, but requesting one or two days off for a long weekend and a quick, cheap Thursday night flight to a nearby destination is far less intimidating.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
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