- Breakfast for the plane – Check!
- Snack for the trip – Check!
- Netbook – Check!
- Camera – Check!
- Power cords – Check!
- More clothes then I’ll need for 5 days, but still feel like I need to pack more – Check!
I think that’s it?
I stayed up way too late packing last night. I bought a new suitcase on Monday that is much larger than my old one and I think I went a little overboard taking advantage of the extra space. Good thing I was planning on checking my bag anyways, right?
I tried to make the most out of my gym experience this morning. I’m not sure what my availability will be to work out over the next few days, so I made it count while I could.
I started with an arm strengthening session, moved on to the 15 minute ab class, followed by a 30 minute speedwork session on the treadmill and ended with 10 minutes of lunges. I really made the most of the hour and a half I spent in the gym and felt great once I was finished.
When I made it back to my desk I dug into my pre-packed breakfast of over night oats in a jar.
I finished on this jar of Peanut Butter preparing last night’s peanut butter blondies and happily used it as a vessel for this morning’s breakfast.
In the jar:
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 1 container Chocolate Oikos
- Almond Milk
- Chia Seeds
- Cacao Nibs
I added some apple at my desk.
This really is the ideal portable breakfast. 🙂
How Can You Take So Much Vacation?!?!
This is a question I get a lot. Yes, it does seem like I take a lot of vacations and get a lot of time off of work, but really that is not the case.
As I’ve discussed in previous posts I have a problem with dipping into the hole for PTO. Lucky for me I have a great company that allows us to do that and are great with granting most of our leave requests.
Still I love to travel and see the world and try to be careful with how much time I actually ask off. Here are a few of my secrets to getting away without digging into PTO:
- Spread your vacations over the weekends. I will be in San Francisco for a total of five days, however I will only be taking 3 days of PTO since two of those five days fall on a weekend.
- Tag vacations on to the end of work trips. For New Orleans I didn’t have to take any time off since I was over there for business anyways. Once I was done with work on Friday I was more than ready to start my vacation without any additional traveling.
- Take advantage of three day weekends. If there is a three day vacation in the forecast you know I will be away. Last July 4th I went on a cruise. For labor day I was in Key West. And I took advantage of the multiple days off during the holidays with a trip to Colorado.
Those are just a few tips. Do you have any to add?!?!