That being said, overseas vacations are still a good form of break which take us away from the office and bring us new experiences.
However, instead of going on multiple short trips in a year, you may want to consider planning for a longer vacation. While taking short weekend getaways can give you the instant gratification of a vacation without having to take too many days off or spend too much, a longer holiday gives you more time to really immerse yourself in the destination and recharge. A short holiday also means that you are spending a larger proportion of your vacation time on shuttling from places to places which could leave you with little time to truly vacate and come home yearning for more.
A writer on Forbes also shared that 10 is the magic number for vacations³. That is because a 10-day vacation is short enough to encourage you to completely offload your duties at work without guilt, but also leaves you with sufficient time to truly recharge and unwind. It also encourages you to budget your finances so that you can cover all your expenses for the 10 days.
Maximise your annual leave by planning your long vacation around the long weekends. A good period to do so this year would be at the end of the year where you will need only four annual leave to take a 10-day vacation from 23 December 2017 to 1 January 2018.