Learn the Secret to Savvy Lifestyle Living
Learn the secret to successful, happy, relaxing and fulfilling vacations. Gain better control over your life. Recharge your batteries. Come away from vacations feeling rejuvenated; recommitted; inspired to do great things. Yes, it’s possible.
When you imagine your ideal vacation, what does it look like? Do you see yourself lounging under a beach umbrella with the waves of the turquoise Caribbean gently lapping the shore? Picture yourself holding a margarita in one hand and your Nook reader in the other.
Maybe you see yourself touring the museums of Europe -- your Fodor's digital travel guide on your smartphone. Or seeing, first-hand, instead of pictures in a book, the seven-centuries-old architecture of the Le Grande Plaza in Brussels. Or maybe you long for studying Renaissance art in Italy.
Perhaps you see yourself exploring the recently discovered, pre-Columbian, Mayan ruins in the tropical rain-forests of northern Guatemala.
Can you imagine doing all three in the same year? It can be done -- and within the budget of the average American working woman. But first, let’s look at what’s stopping us.
Ever hear this from one of your co-workers on her first day back from a vacation: “Damn, I’m exhausted! What I really need now is a vacation to recover from my vacation.” or... “Oh, it rained the first 3 days. or...”We no sooner got unpacked than it was time to pack-up and leave.”
And the worst thing is we have to wait another whole year to do it all over again.
Oh, you’ve said it yourself? Okay. Well what are we doing wrong and how can we fix it? Well not surprisingly, it’s all about time and money -- and the lack thereof. There is a solution. But first let’s look further into the problem.
On an annual hours-worked basis, Americans are the hardest working people in the Western World. We typically get one week’s vacation to start. Then we eventually work up to 2-3 weeks annually.
Our European friends, on the other hand, get 4-6 weeks paid vacation annually -- to start. In France the average workweek is 35 hours. And the government mandates 6 weeks of paid vacation for everyone.
Many people assume Germans are the hardest working people among Western countries. But, according to a 2011 Eurofound study, the average German enjoys 40 paid days of “holiday” each year. When you add in the weekends, that’s the equivalent of 8 weeks!
And in most of Europe, if you become ill or injured on your vacation, those days go down as paid “sick leave” and don’t count towards your vacation.
The typical American 2-week annual vacation is a guaranteed stress inducer. And once it’s over, you have to wait another whole year again for the next one.
Problem 2: Money.
Of course you’d take more exciting, adventuresome vacations if you could afford to.
The Secret to Better Vacations:
We Americans doubt we will ever be getting any European-style vacation time. But the real key to better vacations is to change your vacation philosophy. Aim for one extended weekend vacation every month, or every other month, throughout the year. Come back refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for new challenges. The time could be used to learn a new language, volunteer at an archeological dig, take sailing lessons, explore the Grand Canyon...
Understand the key principle to a “luxury lifestyle:" Best-selling author, Timothy Ferriss, in his book, The 4-Hour Workweek, suggests we should “... distribute recovery periods and adventures (mini-retirements) throughout life on a regular basis...recognize that inactivity is not the goal. Doing that which excites you is.”
Well, there is a way to stretch your vacation dollars. Travel Clubs offer you the most economical way for vacation travel. A travel club is like a "COSTCO" of travel. Large numbers of members create extra buying power to achieve leverage with travel vendors. This leverage results in lower prices than any one individual can achieve. Travel Clubs offer many bargain 3 & 4 day cruises, condo and hotel stays, along with companion airfares.
We recommend the Prestige Passport to Travel Club.
Prestige Travel Systems
4802 Gunn Hwy, Ste. 158
Tampa, FL 33624-6377
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Consider this: Many people spend thousands of dollars to purchase
vacation property or timeshares. Our members have access to the same
resorts and pay only taxes, resort and processing fees.
As a member of Passport to Travel, you are entitled to a 7 Night Cruise and a 7 Night Condo Vacation each year of membership where you pay ONLY taxes and fees! Try risk free for 30 days. If you cancel your membership, you can keep the 3 or 4 night Royal Caribbean or Carnival cruise voucher as a gift for trying our club!
Members are also eligible for additional yearly travel benefits
for ONLY taxes and fees which include a choice of a 3 or 4 Night Cruise,
4 Night Hotel stays in Hawaii and Companion Air Fares. The Passport to Travel
Club also provides members special opportunities to save on cruises,
condos, hotel stays, vacation packages and more! Once you are a member
you will begin receiving member only email specials and will gain access
to our members-only website.
Important: To receive the Savvy Girlfriends Getaways special rate of only $99 you must use the Promo Code, "12598."