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Allied News April 13, 2021

Tips for Taking Time Off Between Assignments

Part of the allure of an Allied travel career is the flexibility of your schedule. You have the unique ability to choose when you start new assignments and are free to take breaks in between. With summer on the horizon, the possibilities for what you can do on your time off are only growing! If you’re planning on taking a break this summer but aren’t sure how to use it, check out our activity ideas and some helpful tips to ensure a seamless vacation experience.

Exciting Options for Your Time Off

Visit Friends & Family

When you are traveling around the country on different assignments, visiting friends and family can become a difficult task—especially during this past year. If that is the case for you, a break from work is the perfect opportunity to make up for lost time! Getting to see your people after a long assignment away will mean the world to them and sharing some love might be the perfect way for you to recharge your batteries before you start working again.

Explore U.S. National Parks

Warm weather lies ahead—perfect conditions for outdoor buffs to get out and explore the natural wonders that our country has to offer. Depending on how much time you have to spare, you can fly into your top choices, or turn it into a road trip adventure. Visit the National Parks Service website to learn about each different park and buy a pass for nationwide access.

Take a Tropical Trip

Maybe traveling throughout the year has worn you down a bit and rugged adventure is the last thing on your mind. If so, a tropical getaway might be the perfect option for you to unwind and unplug during your time off. Many tropical locales are offering reasonable rates as the tourism industry starts to right itself—what better time than now to explore different destinations where you can slide your feet into the sand and enjoy a cold beverage?

Just R-E-L-A-X

Taking a vacation from work doesn’t always have to mean jetting off to a faraway place. Perhaps, time off for you is simply laying low at home. Staying local still offers plenty of activity options—you can work on DIY home projects that you’ve been keeping on hold, support your local businesses by grabbing a bite to eat or cup of coffee, catch up on reading, or bask in the opportunity to sleep in!

Tips to Follow Before Taking Time Off

Plan Your Trips in Advance

As an Allied traveler, travel is an inherent part of your experience! You’ll have many opportunities to explore new locations across the country and be as adventurous as you want. If you are planning on taking trips in between assignments, planning them out before you start can help you stay organized and ensure you have any necessary logistics nailed down before you go.

Have Your Bills Covered

Since you’re not getting paid in between assignments, you should make sure that you have enough money set aside to cover any bills and other expenses you are expected to pay—like rent, car payments, loans, and credit card bills—while you are taking a break. You want to make sure you are enjoying your time off and aren’t caught off guard by any financial surprises!

These are just a few of the many options at your fingertips while you begin to plan a summer break from work. As your current assignment draws to a close, think about the perfect vacation for YOU and get ready to enjoy yourself!

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