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[007] Managing 30 Days of Travel with a Full-Time Job with Katelyn Michaud

Episode007 - 30 Days of Travel

How do you balance your love of travel with a full-time job? Katelyn Michaud, the blogger behind Diaries of a Wandering Lobster*, has mastered the art of maximizing her leave time so that her normal 10 days is spread across 30 days of travel throughout the year. Not too shabby! We also discuss work-life balance as well as long-term travel versus short trips.

*In the podcast, I mistakenly said her blog was Diary, not Diaries, of a Wandering Lobster.

In this episode, we talk about the following:

  • How to maximize leave time so you can travel more.
  • How to make the most of weekend trips.
  • How to get into the travel mindset as quickly as possible.
  • Balancing travel and work- what advanced planning is required to make travel happen.

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Written by Brooke

I run the show at Her Packing List and love packing ultralight. In fact, I once traveled for 3 entire weeks with just the contents of a well-packed 12L handbag. When I'm not obsessing over luggage weight, I'm planning adventures or just snuggling with my pet rabbit, Sherlock Bunz.

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