A New Yorker's Number One Excuse To Go On Vacation

by Stephanie Maida · June 22, 2018

    If there's one thing New Yorkers take pride in, it's being "forever on the grind." Even when warm days finally hit the city, chances are we're all still slaving away in our offices, where the air conditioning makes it feel like December. But listen up, folks: it's time for a break. A real one. We're talking an Out of Office auto-reply and all.

    And don't worry, you can still #makethatmoney - while you're sitting under a palm tree drinking piña coladas.

    Not only are vacations good for your health, they're good for your wallet, too. If you plan ahead, that is.

    Think about it: you live in the greatest city in the world, and while you certainly need a break from it all, there are millions of people just dreaming of the chance to spend some time here. The apartment you come home to everyday is the vacation destination of someone else - and you'd be surprised by how much it could earn you.

    According to our calculations, listing your place on Airbnb while you're off on a beach somewhere can add up to $3,789 to your bank account - and that's just for a month. Take the rest of the summer off and you can fund an Instagrammable vaca from Tulum to Santorini. Um, yes please.

    Head to this handy calculator to see just how much your place can earn you - then start browsing Airbnbs for your own adventure. If you were waiting for a reason to finally take some time off, this is it.

    Estimate based on 50% occupancy, booking prices of listings with a similar location, season, listing type, and guest capacity. How much you actually make may vary with your pricing, type and location of your listing, actual occupancy rate, season, demand and other factors. Your local laws may also impact your actual earnings.

    [Photo via @thewonderingdreamer]