Whether planning a trip to Europe or a cruise to the Caribbean, there are few things you should know before booking your vacation. Global travel and vacations are somewhat different than the average three-hour drive from your home. If you don’t plan in advance, you might find yourself stuck in an undesirable hotel with no money left for fun! Here’s a quick guide to make your vacation planning experience easier and more enjoyable.
Choose a Travel Destination
Don’t settle for the norm! Choose a global travel destination that will make a lasting impression. Consider the following before making your decision.
1. What leisure activities do you enjoy while on vacation? Golf, amusement parks, nightlife, fun on the beach, skiing, hiking, biking, or some other activity?
2. Climate of the destination. Will it be cold, hot, or mild for the time of year you will travel?
3. Do you want seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city or do you want to stay where the action is?
4. What is your travel budget and available vacation time frame?
These four things should be carefully considered before booking a trip. Choose a destination that features the activities you and your family will enjoy. If it’s a beautiful beach resort you want, try an Asian beach in Indonesia, Thailand, or Singapore. If it is art and culture you enjoy, try a destination in Europe such as Rome, Venice or France. If you’re an avid shopper while on vacation, choose Hong Kong, where open-air markets, shops, boutiques and malls are at every turn!