When it comes to booking your perfect holiday, there are a lot of things that you need to take into consideration.
And while it is nice to pick a perfect destination and book in minutes (through companies like Lifestyle Holidays Vacations), there should be some curation to the holiday that you choose. Choosing activities and experiences over the destination - so that you aren’t tempted by what is popular, but instead what you really want to do.
Time Of Year
The time of year that your book will have an impact on the price, the number of people who are also on holiday in the area and the weather. Rather than choosing the destination first, think about the time of year that you actually can book your holiday. Then consider what it is that you want to see. If you are hoping to whale watch somewhere, there will be different places at different times of the year. So match the time of year with the experience you want to find a destination.
Once you have a rough location, for one experience that you want to try, begin to explore the larger area and choose hotels or apartments that work with what you want to do. It might be that the area that has the activity is adjacent to another cool thing that you’d like to try. This will help you create a ‘base’ location - which will have easy access to the other things that you want to do.
This will play a big part in how much you can do, and where you can do it. If you only have a week but are hoping to travel to the other side of the world, you might find jet lag ruins your whole trip. Not to mention that travel alone will be somewhere in the region of 18-24+ hours. If your getaway is to do as much as possible in a short amount of time, then you have much more available to you, but if it for relaxing, then you might want to stay a little closer to home.
Once you know where you want to go, then, you should sign up for a few travel agents and other travel companies. You can set alerts on Google that can help you find better deals. If you book at the right time, you can trim a massive % off the total of your holiday costs. If you are flexible on the date that you travel out, then most airlines have a month view that can let you choose the cheapest dates.
Once you have booked your trip, start booking tickets, and early access passes. This will ensure that you can actually enjoy the activities that you are in the city. There is often free entry for many museums and art galleries, and with the planning and research that you are putting in, you will be sure to have those in your itinerary too!
Booking your perfect holiday comes down to a couple of things. Shirking the popular in favor of what you genuinely want to do, spending time and care booking and planning… or book the all-inclusive and kick back and enjoy it.
by Natalie Marie.
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