I live outside DC and would never waste a trip to come to DC lol.
What, all of them?Las Vegas in about 3 weeks, just for a long weekend
Maui in May
I'm climbing in the Washington Cascades in August
...leaving Mrs Ned & Me about 2 weeks of vacation to use sometime this year, although we have no plans for them yet. Most likely we'll try to visit our property in Idaho sometime.
It's all what you make it. I don't travel outside the immediate area. I can have fun spending a day looking for rocks in a creek, and seeing what there is to see in the woods. Go off the trails, and look at the small details. There's interesting stuff out there if you keep your eyes open.Man, you guys suck. I'm depressed that I'm not going anywhere more interesting!
A have a whole slew of mountains I can drive to in an hour or two, hike up, come down, then go home for a well-earned dinnerIt's all what you make it. I don't travel outside the immediate area. I can have fun spending a day looking for rocks in a creek, and seeing what there is to see in the woods. Go off the trails, and look at the small details. There's interesting stuff out there if you keep your eyes open.
Why? You should just take it all, even if you just take a bunch of 3 day weekends - it's part of your compensation.
I find staycations can be fun and less stressful and cheaper too. And yeah sometimes there can be stuff right in your own city that you never even thought of checking out especially in the outskirts. Trails etc.
No actual plans to go far myself but I'll probably spend lot of time on my off grid property this summer and actually bring a tent and food etc and stay there for days at a time when I have a stretch of time off. Need to really start clearing some land and start building. Going to treat it more like a camping trip, than full blown doing work though. Last year I had morton syndrome and couldn't do anything but sit, I'm being careful with walking too much this winter to avoid getting it again. Sometimes I feel like it wants to come back but then it clears up again.
Yeah SE MI doesn't have a whole lot to offer but urban sprawl. I mean there are some nice nature areas and there are certainly worse urban sprawl areas but you can't really 'get away from it all' with good hiking without some notable driving.A have a whole slew of mountains I can drive to in an hour or two, hike up, come down, then go home for a well-earned dinner
Perhaps my view is just shaped by working for a company where PTO doesn't roll over and it doesn't get paid out of you leave.Because of my position, direct report to a C-Lvl, and requirements where 5-months of the year are pretty much off limits from PTO.
I encourage my direct-reports to take all of theirs by being a good boss, so while they are out I'm helping manage their teams.
I left my last job with 320hrs of PTO getting paid out, I'll leave this one with 300. It's a nice savings account.
Just curious, but have you ever been more than 100 km's outside of Ontario? There's some amazing camping/hiking up in Alberta/BC area, the Rockies are a sight to behold, it's only a 30 hour drive away