Shorter vs. Longer Trips

I'm curious what which one you'd prefer?

  1. Take a multitude of smaller trips throughout the year
  2. 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.

TAKE YOUR MOM TO LONDON FOR THE WEEKEND, TRUST ME IT'S WORTH IT.

TAKE YOUR MOM TO LONDON FOR THE WEEKEND, TRUST ME IT'S WORTH IT.

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?