EXPERT VACATION PLANNING TIPS FROM AN ACTIVE TRAVEL ENTHUSIAST
Updated: Apr 26, 2022
Getting a vacation is an exciting and significant part of life. Not many people realized it yet, but everyone needs a vacation. It is not only for leisure as what many people think but it is also good for health. All people experience stress and tough times at some point in their lives. We all know that too much stress can be bad for you- physically, emotionally, and mentally. Getting a vacation and spending quality time away from trigger things, are among the best ways to put stress at bay. But to get the most of your vacation, you need to plan your dream holiday ahead of time.
However, vacation planning is not always easy. It can be both overwhelming and exciting, too. Chances are, you will be facing a lot of challenges when planning your vacation- from picking the right date to setting your budget, from choosing your accommodation to deciding your destination, from logistics to itinerary, and everything in between. You surely don’t want your dream vacation to cause you anxiety and stress, do you?
Here are a few vacation planning tips that can help make your journey less stressful, and more enjoyable.
Set the date
The first thing you need to do is to set the date. Allow at least one month allowance before your travel date so you still have ample time to prepare and to find the best holiday deals.
Choose your destination
Now that you already have set a date, it is time to decide on your destination. First, ask yourself what you want to do. Do you want to see some historical sites, climb a mountain, go swimming, enjoy shopping, attend a significant religious event, or try some adventure activities?
Knowing what you want to do and experience can help narrow down your destination options. For instance, if you are one of the paradise-seeking beachgoers who want to enjoy some of the greatest beaches in the world, Fiji, Maldives, Bahamas, Bali, Belize, Sicily, and Phuket are some of the best destinations you can visit.
Book your flight ahead of time
Booking your flight ahead of time can help you find a cheap rate flight and at the same time ensure that you can travel on your set date. You surely don’t want to experience the hassles of finding alternative ways to get to your destination because flights are all fully booked.
Book your accommodation
Another important thing that you need to do before traveling is to book your accommodation beforehand. You can’t just travel and book your accommodation only when you arrive at your destination especially if you are not familiar with the place.
It can be such a hassle jumping from one hotel to the other, too, just to find the accommodation that suits your preference and budget. Hotels and other accommodation facilities can get easily booked especially during peak season. If you travel without booking your accommodation first, you might end up spending your first day or night on the street.
If it is your first time traveling to a foreign land and you are still not sure what to do and expect, consider getting a holiday package. Most often, a holiday package already includes things like flight, accommodation, transportation, itinerary, and dining options. This will make things easier for you.