Are you one of those people who just never seems to have any luck when on vacation? Do you constantly find yourself wishing you had chosen to go elsewhere, or that you had booked a different hotel room or package? Well, if so, we have some tips that could really help you to get it right next time around.
Stop worrying about the expense and the travel time and all the things that might go wrong and picture yourself getting on that airplane on time, enjoying the pool, sitting at the bar with a cocktail, swimming in the ocean and eating all the great food on offer. It might sound new-agey, but it works. Be sure to do this when you’re already in a good mood because if you’re in a bad mood you’ll gravitate towards the negative possibilities automatically and always assume the very worst.
Don’t just jump on the bandwagon for the hot new destination without thinking about whether or not it’s good for you and your family. If you hate fashion, don’t want to go around museums and would love to go Skiing then forget the fact that everyone’s raving about Milan and book a Skii lodge in the Rockies. Look into where’s got what you want and, most of all, do what you love.
Vacation within your means
Booking a once in a lifetime, super luxurious vacation might seem like a wonderful idea, but if you’re always worrying about whether or not you can afford it you’ll ruin your own vacation. If you book somewhere that’s within your means then you’ll have plenty of money to spend on your activities. After all the hotel room is just for sleeping in, right? You can always go somewhere a little closer, too, to save on flights and spend that money on your accommodation.
Get Travel Insurance
It can be tempting to think you won’t need insurance, but trust us when we say you’re better safe than sorry. Having travel insurance can smooth out all those little hiccups that might make your life harder. After all,l it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it, right?
Go to a Destination Closer to Home
Unless you’re the very soul of adventure and simply cannot imagine going anywhere less than five hundred miles away it would be a good idea to choose a destination which is fairly close to you. You see travel time can be a nightmare, especially for younger kids, and your vacation should be relaxing from the moment you set out. 24 hours on a plane do not a relaxing start to your vacation make.