Who Doesn’t Love an Extra Vacation?


Tulum, Mexico

Bonus Vacation Week every 5 Years

Whether you’re a stay at home person or a world traveler, how can you not like an extra week of paid vacation? The company I work for may have its faults but giving its employees time off isn’t one of them. You start out with 3 weeks. What company does that!? One or two weeks to start is the norm and you have to earn the upgrades. For the last 4 years I’ve been enjoying 3 weeks of travel every year! 2018 is my 5th year anniversary so I get a bonus week to use in 2018.

Yukon Suspension Bridge

Yukon Suspension Bridge

What to do with that extra week?

Oahu, Hi

Oahu, HI

My other 3 vacations are all repeat locations. That’s not to say that I won’t have new experiences to share but I try to get at least one new location every year. That is getting harder to do because I love so many of the places I’ve been. So I decided to not do a repeat with my bonus vacation. After some consideration I decided to take a Virgina vacation. I have family in Virginia but although I’ve spent time visiting them I am not sure that counts as another vacation destination. I thought a trip to Colonial Williamsburg might be fun. I could see the family while I’m there too.

Planning Colonial Williamsburg

colonial horse drawn wagon

My first thought was to plan my vacation for the week of 4th of July. I figured there should be lots of extra special things going on for our Nation’s Birthday. I invited all the family but no one seemed particularly excited about Williamsburg in July. After some more research I learned why. July weather is brutal in Williamsburg. It’s hot and humid. Temperatures hover in the mid to high 90’s. I also try not to travel on holidays because the roads and airports are always extra busy so more things can go wrong. So it seems more research needs to be done find a good time for this trip.


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