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Turn your business trip into a fun family vacation

11/24/2014 8:33:40 AM

When a business travel opportunity rolls around, it can be hard to leave your family for days or even weeks at a time. Have you considered turning it into a fun-filled family vacation? Check out these tips for turning work trip into a holiday with your loved ones. 

1. Map out your available time 
It is important to be realistic when it comes to figuring out how much time you will be able to spend with your family. Figure out how much time you will be available outside of work, and plan some fun dinners and activities during these hours. If you feel as though your free time will not amount to much togetherness, consider tacking on a few extra days. 

2. Try to pick family-friendly spots 
If you want to combine work travel and family time, make sure your business is taking you somewhere your clan will have fun. A conference near Disney World is the perfect opportunity to travel with loved one, while they would probably run out of activities in a rural area. 

3. Organize your finances 
While you might be journeying on an expense account, this might not extend to your whole brood. Check with your employer to see how much your company is willing to cover - you will probably need to purchase flights by yourself, but things like food or hotels could be negotiable. 


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