An Intro to the “8 Day Vacay”

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To my nursing colleagues and anyone else out there who has 8 days to spare…

I have created the series on my blog titled, the “8 Day Vacay” to encourage nurses to take advantage of their time off from the hospital.  The point of this series is to encourage you to take advantage of your time off by utilizing travel to prevent nurse burnout.  I can’t tell you how many of my other friends that work “9-5 office jobs” tell me that they wish they had my schedule instead.  So it’s time to start doing something with your days off!

This series is mainly aimed towards my hardworking co-workers (all of you lovely nurses) who deserve a vacation.  Since we *potentially* have eight days off in a row I will be posting trips that can be done in an eight-day span.  I will be posting once per month and ALL suggested trips will be ones that I have already taken, with modifications as I see fit.

This series will be aimed at encouraging you to take advantage of your eight-days off and see the world!  You could always take PTO as you please but these trips are designed to have you work the beginning shifts of week one and the end shifts of week two.

You can expect to see things such as flight information, transportation information, and hotel information.  Plus information on your destination – what to do, where to eat, where to drink.  I want this to be the ultimate guide so you can just book a ticket, pack your bags and go!  Without stressing.  We do enough of that at work.


*Please note:  This can be for ALL you adventurous souls out there who need a quick and easy vacay!  While I am targeting nurses specifically, due to the nature of our scheduling, nobody is excluded in taking a much-needed and well-deserved holiday.*


8 Day Vacay’s Currently On the Blog:

Alberta + British Columbia

Barcelona + Madrid + Southern Spain


Boston + Provincetown + Newport

Budapest + Vienna + Prague


Estonia + Latvia + Lithuania


Rome + Florence + Verona

Tallinn + Finland



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Kylee is a traveling Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse with a love for solo travel, wine, and Taylor Swift. She has spent 6 years caring for babies in the NICU and is an expert on travel nursing. Kylee began Passports and Preemies in 2017 while volunteering as a nurse in Skopje, Macedonia as a way to reach nurses and advocate for the prevention of nurse burnout by traveling. Kylee is the original creator of the “8 Day Vacay” – A vacation geared towards nurses aiming to take advantage of the potentially 8 days off between work weeks with no need to use PTO.

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1 Comment

  1. Jennifer Long
    July 9, 2019 / 2:30 pm

    I love this idea!!

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