Harry here. I’ve always been a fan of traveling and although it can be expensive, there are plenty of strategies and even tools that can help you go further for less. Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea shares everything he’s learned over the years about taking a break from driving.
Spending too much time doing anything will burn you out over time, driving included. And as much as driving is flexible, it can be monotonous and, for many of us, it’s still a job. So it’s important to take some time off for yourself every once in a while!
Full-time drivers have it tough because they have to cover the cost of their own vacation while also missing out on getting any income for the time they take off. Uber and Lyft aren’t going to give any of us paid vacation days anytime soon (or ever). So we have to either work every week for the rest of our lives or plan ahead to take time off for ourselves. It’s all part of being 1099’d and operating as a micro-business. We gotta handle it all ourselves.
That doesn’t mean we can’t get away. We just have to plan ahead and be diligent. Here are some ways you can save, earn more, or simply spend wisely so you can take some time off.