One of the most exciting seasons of the year is back to make vacation clubs and beaches jam-packed. Family, friends, and couples start to hunt for airline or cruise tickets the minute the bell rings, the better to savor the moments of their summer holiday.
Sure enough, this year, more of us are expected to open up our doors, grab our towels and head over to our favorite or soon-to-be-favorite holiday destinations. But before you call your family and friends and hop on to that SUV or plane, make sure you’ve got the entire duration of your holidays all organized out.
But don’t worry, here are five easy and helpful tips that you can use to plan your stress-free fantastic vacation.
Think of the Amount- Whether we like it or not, money is a big part of vacation planning. You’ll need money for transportation, for accommodations, food and for the activities you wish to engage yourself in. So before anything else, think of the amount that you would like to spend on your holiday. The last thing you want is to overspend on your vacation and drive yourself mad worrying about how to pay for your extra debts later. Try to establish a budget that you think you can work your way around on.
Further, try to spend time researching to get some discounts and packages that can make you save extra pennies. A 10% or 20% discount would really count a lot, and be used for those extra mojitos or a room upgrade.
RIGHT DESTINATION: After establishing how much you can spend for your next getaway, you need to know first where you want to go. Ask your travel companions what they want to do, and from there choose the right destination for your vacation. Does everybody want to get a tan and sand in their toes, or instead visit museums that bring you back to ancient times? Select the place where most of your companions will enjoy, or maybe you can find a place where everybody’s needs are met. Research ahead of time on your chosen vacation spot and take down notes on the things you can do in the area.
Hope for the best, expect the worst- This is the part where you actually start to plan your holiday including activities, food and shopping spree and trips around the locality. Research on the things you can do around the area beforehand. Out of your total budget, allocate certain amounts for each activity. It is wise to set small-extra amounts for each activity just in case you might need them.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: You don’t know when travel insurance might come handy. As much as we wanted to relax and have a vacation, at times circumstances happen wherein we need to cancel our trip. And in such cases, travel insurance will be very efficient. Vacation insurance offers travelers a reimbursement for canceled airline tickets that were booked online, the protection of your luggage in case it gets lost or damaged, and medical assistance while traveling far from your domicile. Note: Make sure you deal with reputable travel insurance companies to prevent getting scammed, and write down the hotline numbers to easily get in touch with them in case of emergencies.
What to bring- This is the final and perhaps the most non-complicated part of your travel planning. Just consider the place where you’re going and the things you’ll be doing there and using that as you’re basis plan your must-haves. Be witty though and make sure you don’t over pack. Airline charges for excess baggage might cause you a lot, not to mention the stress that dragging around a large trunk brings.