When To Plan Your Yearly Vacations
Sure, it may seem a bit early to think about it, but if you take a vacation week (or weeks depending on how much time you get), in the summer, it's going to arrive quickly. And if your workplace has a small staff, you may want to get in your request for time off before your co-workers so your chosen date isn't already taken.
In my profession (Radio) we need people to cover our on-air shows when we go on vacation, so we all check with each other before scheduling time off. Summertime isn't usually a problem, but around the holidays at the end of the year it can get a bit tricky, since almost everyone wants to take a few days off. I actually like working during the holiday season.
I have yet to set my weeks off, but i plan to do so very soon, and I know where I'll be going each time, at a nice family campground located in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. I have a seasonal site there where my travel trailer sits.
Even though it's the only place I go to on vacations year after year, it well worth it. Everything is all set up when I get there. It's like a home away from home, including having to mow the lawn around my camper, but I don't mind.