Sometimes you just have to get away. Unfortunately, you don’t always have the time you’d like for a long-term escape. Here in workaholic America, we get two weeks a year, a holiday here and there, and other than that, it’s just the all too short weekend. Fear not, corporate drone, just because you don’t have a ton of time doesn’t mean you can’t get away from it all. The trick is to have a plan to make the most out of what little time you have.

Part of the joy in taking a trip is spontaneity, but sometimes you’re actually better off with a little bit of planning. You don’t have to come up with an itemized itinerary, but some measure of preparation can bring that perfect weekend that seemed unattainable within reach.

Let’s talk about how to plan an amazing weekend that won’t leave you calling in sick at the beginning of the week. Let’s talk about how to make the most of Saturday and Sunday without giving yourself a case of the Mondays. This is your Escape Plan: How to Take an Epic Weekend Trip and Still Make It Back to Work on Monday.