Where to go, where to stay, how to get
The travel dilemma and decision: Where and when to go, where
to stay, how to get there
Traveling is both exciting and exhilarating. It appeals to
the majority of us for various reasons. It all seems to stem
from somewhere deep within our human make-up. We are social and
curious beings. Our earlier nomadic traditions and heritage,
urge us to explore and conquer our world, both known and
unknown. It has always been a quest and inspiration to go
somewhere we have not been before and see places unseen until
The travel dilemma most of us face is simply when and where
to take our next trip or vacation for leisure purposes. We will
look briefly at a couple of money-saving tips that will help us
answer a couple of key questions: How do I pick a travel
destination and when can/is it best to take my annual vacation?
or Can I fit in a couple of short trips this year and where
would I go?
Actually making the decision about where to go and when to
travel is the easy part. It does not matter if we are traveling
as sun or adventure seekers, to see family or people we know at
a certain location or country, attend a spectacular or special
event, visiting an exotic destination or just simply looking
for peace and quiet.
The best time to start planning your trip is when the
impulse hits you! Send away for information right away. Contact
the local state and National tourist offices and check online,
to learn more about your destination of
Plan your trip so everyone has fun and budget for it
accordingly! Think child-centered activities or a personal
interest indulgence. Save money by deciding early and balance
the family interest. Avoid trying to fit in all the touristy
must-sees that will add up in the end. Select a few of them you
really cannot bear to miss and enjoy them together.
Ensure the details are taken care of, like how early or late
the attraction is open, transportation to and from the location
and be smart by wearing flat shoes and taking water along for
in case the wait is longer than expected. Remember, everyone
else will be eager to see what he or she came to see too. It
might take a little longer at popular venues, so plan your
Deciding the duration of your trip, how long and how you
will travel, are all-important considerations. The sooner and
earlier you plan and budget, the better prepared and more
informed you would be. The early bird catches the worm, we
always say, and, First come, First served.
You can save a lot of money by booking early and taking
advantages of special offers, seat sales and more. Scout for
good deals. Watch out and avoid deals that sound too good to be
true (they normally are!). Do not get caught by ill-reputed
providers and travel-scams. Always read the fine print!
Beware of other details like, what time of year you choose
to travel, what the weather will be like, the impact of
seasonal traveling, public or special holidays and more. Be
smart and budget for the unexpected, delays, unplanned extended
stays, inevitable layovers and more. Show some resilience,
positive attitude and utilize your financial resourcefulness to
make the most of your trips, regardless of what life and fate
throws at you!