Haven't Planned a Summer Vacation? We'll Do It For You
When I sat down to record this episode with Traveler editors Andrea Whittle and Megan Spurrell, we realized quickly we were all case studies for the topic: We had put off planning summer trips and now it just felt too late. But that would be defeatist, wouldn’t it? There’s still plenty of time to get out of town for a long weekend over Memorial Day, or even a full two-week vacation, if you start planning right now (or in 30 minutes, once you’ve finished this episode).
A few spoilers from the episode: If you can’t get a bunch of opinionated travel companions to agree, just book a vacation for yourself. It’s easier to plan a solo trip and have a few friends come along at the last minute than wait for everyone else to decide, only to have it all fall apart just as you drop your credit card on an Airbnb. Also, you don’t have to go big. Draw a three- or four-hour radius around your city and plan a one- or two-day trip within that border. You’ll come back to work Monday as refreshed as if you’d gone 3,000 miles. Listen in to hear exactly where we think you should be going on this last-minute getaway.
Thanks to Megan and Andrea for sharing their summer travel tips and plans (they’re heading to Russia for the World Cup and Italy to visit family, respectively). As always, thanks to Kerrianne Thomas for engineering and mixing each episode. Check back every Monday for the latest installment of Women Who Travel. To keep up with our podcast each week, subscribe on iTunes and if you have a minute to spare, leave a review—we’d love to hear from you.