Leave the Office Early Day falls on the 2nd June this year, though we think this tradition should be anything but annual! Getting out pre-5pm is a real treat and those precious minutes you claw back beating the commute can be used in many different ways – from partying in the pub to heading somewhere scenic.
However, the greatest gift an early finish gives us is the chance to catch up on some life admin. As boring as it may sound, there are some tasks that are guaranteed to thrill more than popping on a wash and planning our holidays is a great use of this bonus free time. Here are some of the top ways you can use it wisely to ensure you’ll be even more relaxed on holiday:
Choose your Destination
Deciding where to spend your next holiday is easy. Simply get online and pick a break based on exactly what you want from your holidays. Thomas Cook Destination Discovery offers you the chance to tick or cross off what you want from a holiday and by the process of elimination comes up with a selection of destinations that will appeal to you. It takes all the hard work out of planning the prefect break.
How Much You’re Going to Need to Get There
The Thomas Cook Holiday Budget Calculator is a great app that gives you the chance to choose a destination and then based on what you think you’re going to eat, drink and buy while you’re there, and then shows you what you should budget for. You can also use it if your holiday is already sorted by inputting the destination and working out the cost of things based on the area you’re going to. It can even be used as a cash converter that you can use to work out what you want in terms of cash or actually order the money.
What to Read Once You Arrive
Nothing is better than reading a book about the destination you find yourself in, whether that’s Captain Corelli’s Mandolin in Kefalonia or The Da Vinci Code in Paris. Figuring out what books work best for you can be a big job though, so take all the effort out of working out what’s set where by using the Thomas Cook Holiday Book Selector. This useful app uses the location of your getaway alongside the genre of book you’re looking for and generates a list that’s tailor-made for your holiday! That’s another job ticked off the list, and you can have your books ready to pack or downloaded on to your kindle well in advance.
So use a little of the free time you gain from going home early from work to figure out all your holiday logistics leaving you cool, calm and prepared to relax when you step on that plane.