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Write a Travel Bucket List for Each and Every Contract Location

Most travel contracts are 13 weeks in duration. That may seem like a long period of time… until you recall how often you hear exclamations of how fast the year went by. When you’re moving around the country up to four times a year and trying to squeeze in as many memorable moments as you can, those 13 weeks will fly by!

It’s essential to make a plan, or at least write out a travel bucket list, in advance of each contract so you’re less likely to miss an experience. This is especially true if your plan is never to extend a contract.

DO YOUR RESEARCH

What’s around your new home that’s an absolute must-visit attraction? Check out some of these sites and write down everything you may want to check out on a day off.

Trip Advisor

Roadtrippers

National Park Service

PlanetWare

The Crazy Tourist

Once arrived in your new geographic area it’s also smart to do a few “near me” searches on Google for specific types of attractions that interest you.

BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS THEM

You should also do a search for special events happening during your contract. There is likely a local festival or happening that you only have one shot to attend. Don’t miss out! Search local events on Facebook or search for event calendars on local news and entertainment websites.

Eventbrite

Meetup

Festivals

Don’t forget to search the state tourism websites and your current city’s tourism website, or government website, for more event calendars.

LOCAL EATS AND DRINKS

Food is an important part of any travel arrangement. Scan restaurant review sites and ask fellow team mates for recommendations, and pick at least one restaurant to experience each week of your contract.

Zagat

Open Table

The most important thing to remember is to enjoy your days off and make the most of your time wherever you are. You may make it back to the same location on future travel contracts.

 

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