I'm curious what which one you'd prefer?
- Take a multitude of smaller trips throughout the year
- Take one long trip once during the year
Personally, I'd rather have a lot of shorter trips throughout the year. I think it breaks up my work schedule when I only have to work 2-3 weeks in between trips. I can also see an argument for the people who'd rather take one big trip each year. You save up all your PTO and have one huge 3-4 week vacation where you cross multiple cities and countries off your list. Would it be great to have three straight weeks to myself? Certainly. The only issue I have is waiting 11 months every year to do so.
I've taken some of my best trips in the shortest time frames. I flew to Paris & London for a weekend. I flew all the way across the Pacific to spend four days in Sydney, Australia. For me three days is plenty of time to explore a new place. As long as you've got a little caffeine on your side you can make any trip work. Granted, will I fly to Europe for the weekend when I'm 60? Probably not. But when you're 25 I don't see anything wrong with flying all day/night, hitting the ground running, and being back to work on Tuesday bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
What's it going to be? Option 1 or 2?