Thinking about your vacation plans for summer 2015? This post should help you to get your plans on paper and get you in the seat of the plane for your next travel destination. The things you should do are: decide where you want to go, get in touch with a travel agency, plan your days for the trip, schedule babysitters if needed.
Deciding Where to Vacation
It’s always a default for many travelers to go somewhere where you can sip margaritas on a nice relaxing beach while reading a book or doing some scuba diving. But have you considered the many exciting places around Europe to visit? There are tons of good deals on travel right now so all you need to do is get your passport then start dreaming. A vacation of a lifetime and something you can talk about for years might be a tour of Ireland or Scotland. There are castles, extraordinary nightlife outings, golfing, fishing and a ton of other things to do. Or perhaps you’d like to see the ancient ruins of Italy like the pantheon or the coliseum. Walking into St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the greatest memories I have of traveling abroad. And guess what? Not a single margarita to speak of!
The right travel agency
Once you’ve decided where to go, then it’s time to start looking at some all inclusive packages, which include everything from airfare to meals to hotel stay. These kinds of packages take the guesswork and worry out of traveling abroad, especially to a country where you don’t speak the native language. Once you have arranged some travel dates, look at the kid’s school calendar to be sure there are not any conflicts – of course that’s if you’re planning on bringing the whole family… A travel agency is a great way to go because they often are able to negotiate great deals on airline tickets and hotels that you might not be able to get on your own. Sometimes you could find screaming deals if you’re willing to sit through a “time share” presentation and get five nights at a five star hotel for a few hundred dollars.
Planning your days while on vacation
Most places that are touristy have a ton of unique outings. A great idea is to hire a tour guide who knows the coolest things to do while there. If you are at all in to venturing out for an adventure, then checkout all the attractions in the local area. There are usually tours of historic monuments, diving with dolphins, fishing, chauffeur tours, and all kinds of amazing adventures that await.
So don’t put of planning and start budgeting for your travel plans this summer. Surprise the family with a great getaway that won’t leave you broke or paying off credit cards for months when you budget it correctly. You’ll build memories that will last a lifetime and you’ll make the world a little smaller of a place.
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