Author Topic: Travelling Abroad--How do you Canadians (or anyone) make such long goes of it?  (Read 267 times)

revisednut

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I've been looking to book a European trip for one to two weeks. I feel that's not long enough, but unfortunately two weeks is all the vacation time the significant other gets off from work.  I see Canadians are mandated two weeks (there's no minimum in the US [perhaps particular states have a minimum.])

Is there a trick Canadians use to make a true trip out of it?  I'm right across the border from Ontario, and encounter many Canadians, and it seems like they travel abroad much more than Americans.  I actually know very few people that have traveled to Europe.

Most of the Canadians I've spoken with reference month, or even months abroad backpacking/travelling and generally immersing themselves in great experiences the world has to offer.

I've never been brash enough to ask how they do it, and I'm certain other American's do it as well.

Are folks quitting their jobs?  Taking a sabbatical?  Do their employers allow them extended leave to travel?

I'd gladly take additional leave unpaid with the SO, but unfortunately that would be a non-starter for our employers.

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