Relaxing during a staycation in Harlem | Photo by Elliott Ashby

On almost a weekly basis, I am asked how I have so much time and money to travel as frequently as I do.

In all honesty, I do not spend a massive amount of money traveling, and although I am currently a full-time graduate student and holding down a couple of part-time jobs, I have been able to travel frequently because I am in the education field, which means that I have quite a number of days off during the year when the kids are out of school. Additionally, the part-time jobs that I currently have allow me the flexibility to travel on my own schedule.

Although most of my trips tend to be 5 days or more, I have taken an occasional long-weekend trip from New York to cities like Austin, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Syracuse, New York. Sometimes, I even enjoy doing staycations right in New York City, where I take a day or two to play tourist in my town and rediscover my city.

My current situation is quite unique, and I realize that most people do not work in education, do not have jobs where they can be flexible with the time that they take off, or simply have obligations that do not allow them to travel for extended periods of time, which means that short weekend getaways or mini-vacations are the only options that the majority of people have.

This weekend getaways list below was created by travel bloggers around the world for people who are only able to travel part-time. It provides suggestions and inspiration for taking enjoyable trips within a short time frame.

Moraine Lake. Alberta, Canada (Source)

Asia: Philippines
  • Puerto Galera: Mark and Camille of 365 Travel Dates share their weekend getaway adventure to Coco Beach Island Resort in Puerto Galera in the Philipiines.
Australia: New South Wales
Canada: British Columbia
Europe: Germany
Europe: Greece
  • Mykonos: Nadeen of The Sophisticated Life wrote a detailed post on things to do and see during 48 Hours in Mykonos.
Europe: Hungary
UK: England

Broadford, Scotland (Source)

USA: The Midwest
USA: The Northeast
USA: The Northwest
  • Seattle, Washington: Domonique of The Simple Proof shares her guide on what to do during 2 Days in Seattle 

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (Source)

USA: The Southeast
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: Ashley from Mommy Week shares her tips for enjoying a fabulous weekend with her family at The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee
USA: The Southwest
  • Grapevine, Texas: Mary of Calculated Traveller shares her experience painting with wine during a getaway to Grapevine, Texas

Want to read more? Make sure to check out the previous Jetsetter Roundups featuring articles from travel bloggers around the world!

Where are your favorite places to go on a weekend getaway?