April 04, 2018
It's 2pm on Friday. Your productivity at the office is rapidly declining as you stare at the clock. You mentally run through your pre-trip checklist for the 100th time. You check the weekend forecast one more time just in case it's changed in the last 3 minutes. You, my friend, are a weekend warrior.
You spend all week working hard and dreaming of weekend adventures. And every week you face the same dilemma - how to make the most of your precious free time. You make compromises by limiting activities or reducing the distance you're willing to travel or giving up sleep. Don't worry you're not alone in the constant struggle of balancing responsibility and play.
Be the weekend warrior you've always wanted to be with these tips and tricksWhether you're a weekend warrior or a weekend wanderer, with a little planning and organization, you can maximize your time and adventure.
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but planning ahead is more than deciding on a destination. Your destination can be affected by a variety of factors like activities, drive time, permits, and weather. It's easy to get stuck in going to the same routine places within your driving radius. With a little extra effort, you can expand your horizons. Make trip planning easier with apps like AllTrails and The Dyrt by scoping out trails and campsites around your destination.
Once you have picked out your destination, don't wait until Friday night or Saturday morning to start packing your gear. Packing and loading up gear ahead of time means you can hit the road right after work on Friday night. Although it's easier said than done, packing ahead can be one of your biggest time savers.
Plus, packing ahead means you'll have time to take that Instagram-worthy gear shot.