How many times in a year do you take time off and travel (and for how long). And how do you budget? Any thumb rule?
I am in my late 20s and not very well traveled. I want to visit other countries and experience cultures. Having a job in Bay Area means money is not as big a constraint as time. How do you make time?
P.S I am on visa so cannot take months off just to travel.
As long as you’re completing your work and not affecting your team, you should take off as much time as you possibly can. I took 7+ weeks off scattered throughout the year in 2017. I’m sure some coworkers made snide comments, but it’s no doubt out of envy. I don’t care though and neither should you.
Travel now when you can, when you’re not weighed down by family or poor health. You will never wish you worked more on your death bed. Together we can change the stigma of taking time off by normalizing it.