You may not have heard the term “micro gap” but you’ve most certainly taken your own version of this travel trend. A micro gap is an affordable and flexible alternative to a long vacation, with shorter, more frequent breaks throughout the year.
While the term originated in the UK from the travel tendencies of millennials who couldn’t afford taking gap years to experience the world, it has grown to include a larger group of travelers. A micro gap can give anyone who feels the pinch of their wallet or constraints of a busy work and family schedule a chance to break away for a few days and explore a new location near to home.
What are micro gap travelers looking for?
- A full travel experience on a budget
- Living in the moment and taking a last-minute trip
- Discovering different pockets of their own state or region
- Checking off bucket list travel experiences