If you’re like most people, you’re probably considering taking a trip or two this year. If you haven’t been travelling for some time, or you’re simply looking for some travel tips, here are a few to get you started:
Choose your destinations wisely
Your destinations should always coincide with your budget. This will relieve stress and ensure you get the highest possible bang for your travel buck. For example, if budget isn’t an issue or you’re planning a honeymoon or once in a lifetime trip, that vacation to the Maldives or African safari may be the perfect choice. But if you have a strict budget but still want to see some impressive sights, Southeast Asia or Central America could be the best option.
Plan in advance
When you begin planning your vacation in advance, you actually end up having a better time. That’s because studies have shown that we get almost as much pleasure from planning the trip as we do from taking the trip. Not to mention, the further in advance you begin to plan, the better deals you’ll be able to get on things like flights and accommodation.
Make sure you purchase your travel insurance as soon as you book your flights and accommodation, so you can be covered in the event that you can’t travel for whatever reason.
Make it easy
Have you ever heard the expression “I need a vacation from my vacation?” To keep yourself from feeling this way, the best thing you can do is make your travel as easy as possible. That means booking airport transfers when you arrive at a destination late at night, booking a stopover if you’ll be flying for multiple days, and taking days out instead of exploring every single day.
Choose the right travel buddy
If you’ve ever travelled with a friend or family member, only to find that it’s a total nightmare, you’ll know how important this tip is. When you’re considering taking a trip with someone, it’s a good idea to first talk about where you’d like to go, what you’d like to do, and how you’d like to travel. If you’re someone who likes to be constantly moving around and seeing things, and your travel buddy doesn’t like to move from their spot by the pool while on vacation, you may need to consider whether you would be a perfect travel match.
What are your top tips for travel in 2018? Leave a comment below and let me know.