Posted by Tim Stobbs on July 11, 2007
I’m into my second week of vacation here and I have to say I really am enjoying this second week at home. I’m not relaxing as much as my first week off, but I’m getting a ton of things done around the house and I’m not in a big rush to get in done in two days like a normal weekend.
This will result in me going back to work recharged since I had a week away from everything last week and I also get the benefit of having less to worry about at home since I clear off much of my to do list. Not to mention the house will be cleaned, the fridge will be full and the grass will be cut as I head back to work next week.
Perhaps the only drawback to a vacation at home would be the fact if you don’t get away for a while it might not feel like a vacation. The upside of coarse is the home vacation is cheap. In total for two weeks off I will spend $500 on my vacation including gas, shopping and entertainment.
So next time you book time off considering taking a long period off. You might be able to sample the best of both a vacation away and at home.