How to Choose the Right Vacation Spot
It doesn’t matter what kind of work you do, or what you do with your spare time, everybody wants to carve out some time for a vacation. Vacations give you a chance to unwind and relax, and they also give you a chance to just take a breath. We work as hard as we can five days a week to keep up with the cost of living crisis, the energy crisis and every other world crisis that the governments ignore.
Choosing a destination to spend your next vacation is a small pleasure and it’s not an easy one. Some people decide to use their vacation time to do some volunteering, choosing a humanitarian travel agency to help. You could do the same thing, but you still need to choose the destination to which you plan to go. It’s like going to an ice cream parlor and stressing over which flavor to get because there are twenty lined up in front of you! With that in mind, we’ve put together some of the tips that you need to pick the right vacation spot.
- Make a list of your fantasy trips. It doesn’t have to be a bucket list of trips, but where are the places you would love to visit right now? Don’t think about it, just write them down. These places will instantly make you feel satisfied about your booking if you have sorted it in advance. It’s hard to pick the top ten, but you should be considering where you want to go and why. City? Beach? A new luxury hotel that’s local to you but it gives you a sense of being out of the house? No matter what, think about where you have been desperate to travel to.
- Consider how much time you have. Everybody knows that America has the worst percentage of passport holders because nobody has vacation time. Paid time off is just not a perk that is on offer as much as it should be, so you need to consider where you want to go and how much time you have to go there. If Thailand is on your list but you don’t have enough paid time off days for a long haul vacation, you may consider rolling that over to another year. You might also consider taking shorter destinations while you are building your time off because you could go after work on a Friday and come home on Sunday evening.
- Is now the right time? Post COVID, most people are choosing to go on their vacations but the problem is that that has pushed the price right up. High season destinations are far more expensive to travel to that offseason, so maybe book your Mexico or Hawaii vacation in the winter instead. You could look at the flights to see when in the year they are the cheapest, and you can check to see if you can get the best hotel rates, to. You could also look for local events and concerts to see if all the hotels are sold out or expensive for those reasons because that’s something that can really push the prices up.