I have always said that the planning process of your trip is 50% of the success of your trip. That’s why it needs to be done right. We all know that things don’t always go as planned, but having a good one definitely makes it more enjoyable and relaxed.
Over the years I have been able to learn a lot of things about how to plan a vacation in only 5 steps a trip and I and to share a few of the most important tips with you.
Plan a Vacation in 5 Steps:
Step 1: When to Start Planning?
I like to start my planning around 2 to 3 months before to the departure date. This allows you to get better prices in your reservations, plus you get to take you time to explore your options.
Step 2: Set a Budget
The reason why this needs to be done first is because that will decide where you go. There are places that are more expensive than others, so this will help you narrow down the amount of options you have.
Step 3: Where Do You Want to Go:
What is it that you want: Forests, beaches, deserts, cities or maybe snow? With a draft of your budget and knowing what you want for your vacation deciding the exact place that you will visit is a lot easier. For this part I rely heavily on the internet. Read a lot about the countries you might want to visit, learn about food, culture and attractions.
Step 4: Reservations
This is where it gets crazy! There are tons of options out there for lodging, tours, attractions and transportation. In this stage you have 2 options you dedicate yourself to researching, contacting places and making reservations or you can go to a site like Adventure World to get some help with this stage.
5. Confirm all your Reservations
About a week before departure contact everyone you did reservations with to make sure everything is in order. This reduces even more the chance of things going wrong.
I always follow these and my trips only keep improving.