Travelling all around the world for pleasure is an explorer’s dream. There should be some reasons before you pick a vacation destination. There are some preparation before the days travel, plan to another plan, comparing, listening to whom ever traveled and finally decide when, where what budget to travel. We spend months saving up, checking flights and mulling over travel sites. But what happens when you have the cash to travel and the time to spare, but no idea where to go? A surprising number of travelers have faced this question at least once in their lives. So here are a few things to consider if you’re unsure about where to go on your next adventure.
There are certain things that we just can’t do without money. But travel doesn’t necessitate a large amount of cash. There are professional travelers who will tell you that all it takes is some thrifty planning and choosing the right destination. It’s important to let your budget guide your decision because you won’t be able to enjoy your trip if you are constantly counting pennies.
If you’re travelling on a shoestring, head for the diversity of developing countries – they will appreciate your hard-earned money. Backpacker-friendly destinations, like Southeast Asia, are ideal. While flights often aren’t flexible (I can see those professional travelers smirking with their secret tips for discount flights), accommodation, on the other hand, can certainly be chosen to cater to your budget. Travel expenses will differ at various times of the year, so consider travelling in low season to extend your budget as far as possible. It will also mean being able to avoid crowds of tourists, and will allow you to go with the flow instead of booking all your accommodation and transport in advance just to secure a spot.
That old saying, time is of the essence needs to be given its fair credit. There are a few time factors that need to be considered when planning your trip. How much time do you have in total? How much of that do you want to spend en route, there and back? Are you looking at going to one location and staying there, or would you like to move around as much as possible? There are some cities – and even countries – that lend themselves to shorter trips. They Are usually easy to navigate and they boast pretty good public transport systems. However, there are other places where you may need to spend a little more time. It’s understandable that you want to see as much of the country as possible, but make sure you don’t end up rushing from place to place in an attempt to ‘tick all the boxes’. You could end up missing out on important experiences. Is it quality or quantity you’re after? You may have to sacrifice one, depending on your budget and time
TYPE Of TRIP
If you have spent quite a bit of time saving for your travels, you’ve probably already imagined what type of trip you would like to have. Is it lazy days on the beach, a rowdy snowboarding trip with mates, or a cultural experience in a developing country? Knowing what you are looking for will help narrow down your options of where to go. And while you have probably come across the most popular destinations countless times, a little research may expose a whole new world of alluring travel destinations.
We can’t control the weather. There’s always the chance that your week in the Philippines will be accompanied by torrential floods, with any ideas of long days at the beach being washed away and replaced by even longer days in sheltered pubs. Don’t despair, that’s half of the excitement of travelling – we can plan as much as we like, but we never really know what we will experience. That being said, knowing which season best suits you will at least narrow down your options to one hemisphere. After that, consider what climate you’re after and you should have a handful of destinations to choose from. Having a look at annual weather patterns will also help. With many weather sites being able to provide 14-day forecasts, you can get a general idea of what you’re in for with enough time to change plans if need be.
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