4 Tips On How To Plan For Your Next Trip!
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The summer is approaching and here I am planning for the future already! As the summer is just around the corner, have you thought about where to go yet? Many people already have their summer plans already set and some don’t. If you’re looking to go somewhere for the summer whether it’s for a weekend getaway or two weeks, here are some tips and ideas on how to decide where to go for your next trip this summer!
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Summer is a time where it’s perfect to be outdoors, doing barbecues, enjoying the sweet sunshine and even traveling. Last summer I wasn’t able to travel as I wanted to. There were so many things happening, life was happening. It was for the best. Now, it’s summer 2019 and we are going to take advantage of every bit of it. Are you looking for a weekend getaway or even a week off to explore? It might be hard to figure out where to go and how to decide where to go for your next trip. Here are some tips and advice to determine where to go.
Follow your intuition
Traveling to different places is fun and adventurous! However, if you’re trying to figure out where to go, just listen to your intuition. If you are wanting to go to a place that is surrounded by nature and mountains, then start looking up places that are in nature! Some places to consider if you’re in New England, drive up to Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, or even Massachusetts. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, book a trip to Denver, Colorado on the opposite side of the country. If you’re feeling like you need to be near the beach, look up places that are beaches! Depending on where you live, I recommend going to Miami Beach in Florida. I must warn you, during June, July and August, the weather down there is scorching hot. As in 95 degrees Fahrenheit! So if you can handle it, go! However, there are plenty other places like the Carribbean to see and enjoy the beaches. The Carolina beach in Puerto Rico is also beautiful. Follow your intuition and you will be able to explore where you really want.
2. Figure how much you’re willing to spend
Traveling doesn’t have to cost a lot. This is something that I feel like it has to be stressed. There are people who go on luxurious trips to Dubai and booking the most expensive hotels but traveling doesn’t have to be like that. On the same note, be aware of how much you’re willing to spend traveling. Take account how much you’re willing to spend on accommodation, food, activities and transportation. If you want to spend just a few bucks on activities, budget that! If you want to book an Airbnb instead of a hotel, then do that. However, if you want to do the opposite, then feel free! The point is to learn how much money is in your bank and how you want to spend it when you are out traveling.
If you want to check out how I budget for traveling, I personally look at Skyscanner or Google for flight prices of some places. Once there is a place in mind, then I start planning accommodation in that location and see the prices on Airbnb and sometimes hotels. This gives me an estimate of how much this trip could possibly cost.
3. Avoid popular destinations
It seems that everyone is going to Turks and Caicos Islands, Maldives or some major popular resort and posting about it. The popular destinations that everyone is going to is nice and all, but are you really just heading there to take a picture that you’ve been there? Are you going to engage with the locals and genuinely explore other parts of the location? I’m all for visiting places around the world but I’d like to suggest places that are off the grid that not a lot of people go to. Why? Because you’re visiting places that aren’t so popular and those places with people are just as important! ALSO you will save a lot more money because popular destinations will continue to rise just because everyone is heading there. Visiting other parts of the not so popular destination, you are experiencing how people live and the truth about the location. When you are looking at destinations, you can still look for the ones that are close to the “popular” location to maximize the full travel experience. Not only will you have a genuine non-touristy experience but actually save a lot more money.
4. Plan in advance
It’s important to plan when looking where to go for your next trip, especially during travel season. There has been this saying when booking a vacation, there is a time frame to get the best deals. One of the suggestions is to research the location and then the prices of when it will be the cheapest. You can start researching the hotels or Airbnb of the location and get an estimate. Also you can also schedule any babysitting for kids or things you have to get done before your trip. Start planning in advance so that you give yourself time to get any good deals, booking your spot, get anything for the trip and also become LESS stress before the trip comes.
There you have it! Here are 4 tips on how to plan for your next trip. The summer is approaching and take advantage of good deals! Shop and look around. Traveling is something everyone should do if you are physically capable and privileged to do. Remember, it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. If you are looking for places that are outside of your comfort zone, don’t be afraid to try some place new. Ask travelers online, look into blogs and even YouTube for inspiration. Start small and then go bigger. Talking about small, don’t be afraid to explore your own local neighbordhood! Overall, you have time! Summer is coming up and you can still snag a deal. Just do you research and there are plenty of resources. Feel free to message me!