I’m Using The Rest Of My Vacation Time: I’ll Be Back In 2013

November 30, 2012 by Anil Polat  

lots of wine bottles

Earlier in the year I told you all that I’ll was going to be a good boss to myself by promising to take 6 weeks of annual leave. Well, I’ve been pretty crap about using it. I did take 2 weeks off in February but have been traveling, writing, and working on a number of side projects ever since. Sometime a few months ago I realized I still had 4 weeks of vacation time to use. And, although all at once, at a busy time of the year for foXnoMad isn’t the best demonstration of organization on my part (to be fair I rarely demonstrate that quality) I’m going to keep my promise to myself and go on vacation for the next 4 weeks.

My plans in 2013 will push my travels to new limits and I’ve still got to write about Japan (was there in September) and of course, Sarajevo. Ah, yes, plus China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia as well. Until then though there won’t be any new posts and I’ll be very slow to reply to emails and comments; without promising that I will until sometime in January.

When I return I’ll have some news for you, fulfilling a request you’ve sent me often, plus a few other things that includes some changes here to the foX. Over the next 4 weeks however, I’ll be somewhere in quiet part of the world, trying not to look at these best travel search engines and book a flight somewhere.

See It Like A Local: Announcing The Wander Around Istanbul Tour April 2015

Before I say goodbye for now, I know many of you still have some end of the year shopping to do. My recent post, What To Buy Your Traveling Friends (Or Self) This Holiday Season, should come in handy for all your traveling friends. Also, if you want to hire them a personal technical consultant for 6 months, my The Ultimate Tech Guide For Travelers Version 2.0 is now $19 – still including half a year of personal support from yours truly.

I won’t be officially be “off” until sometime over the weekend as I catch up on emails; plus the occasional tweet and Facebook post as well. Until I return, I want to wish you the happiest travels and hope you’ll be back around when I start pecking at my keyboard again.

As always, travel smarter.

Comments - 16 Responses   (Need a pic to show with your comment? Go get a gravatar!)

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

Sorted by rating: (Click arrows up or down to to vote anonymously.)

  1. willsmith says:

    Have a great holiday Anil!!

  2. Just relax and enjoy your vacation Anil! It is good to take a break, even from travelling!
    Iyi seneler! 🙂

  3. Nico says:

    Sometimes it’s great to just get away. I ended up dissappearing to some islands in the middle on nowhere with no Internet or even telephone signal. A great way to start 2013.

  4. Jeremy says:

    Have a great vacation, you deserve it!

  5. We all need a break every now and then. You take too few – imho,of course 😉 Look forward what’s in store for you for 2013 and hope our paths cross again at some point during that time. Happy new year! 🙂

    • Anil P. says:

      You’re absolutely right about both things – and I do take very few breaks in life. Though strangely it makes me want to work again even more… workaholic mentality 🙂

      Thank you, yeni yılınız kutlu olsun as well. I hope to visit Fethiye in 2013, my friends are another area of my life I need to devote more time to…

  6. Stephen S. says:

    Enjoy your vacation Anil! We all need a break sometimes to avoid burnout. Happy holidays!

  7. Priyank says:

    Happy vacation, hope you can bum around some beach or see family or spend 18 hours a day playing video games (yea!)

    • Anil P. says:

      Thanks Priyank, no beach for me probably but some video games would be nice. I need to find a good few for the iPad… though if there were Star Trek Online for Mac…

  8. Have a great holiday Anil! It’s good to see someone working for himself still understand the value of taking time off. Enjoy!!