Summer heat has finally kicked in, which means that it’s about time you planned your perfect vacation! If you’re not quite sure how that’s done, just stay with us and keep on reading. Here are four essential rules for planning a summer vacation you mustn’t miss!
Research Your Destination
Before doing anything else, you should definitely do a thorough research on your potential destination. If you prefer working with a travel agent, that’s fine, too – just make sure to contact him or her in time, which means at least two months ahead. Of course, there are people who love to plan everything at least three months in advance, which isn’t wrong either. So, once you’ve contacted your travel agent, be sure to let him or her know where you plan to go, how much you want to spend, and what you’d like to do on your trip. You should also do a research on your own since no one can know what’ll work perfectly better than you yourself. Besides that, you should also make a decision on how long you’re going to stay since that plays an important role in the process of planning your trip!
… As well as your overall costs
Once you know where you want to go and how long you what to stay, it will be much easier to figure out your overall costs. So, if you know that you’re going to stay in a 5-star hotel for 10 nights, you’ll definitely be able to come up with the amount of money you’ll need for accommodation. On the other hand, hostels and even 2- or 3-star hotels are much cheaper, so you can always opt for them if you want to save some cash. Food is another important element of your trip you mustn’t overlook, so be sure to research all the available restaurants in the area you’ll be visiting – that’ll help you figure out how much money you’ll need more precisely!
Make sure your home is protected to the max
Before you leave your home and start your new adventure, there are a couple of important things to do when it comes to protection of your home. First of all, you should find a reliable person, such as your friend or a family member, who will be willing to check out your house from time to time – ideally every other day. This is particularly important if there are plants that need to be watered when you aren’t there. Checking the appliances is another essential step which will allow you to travel without worries. Going on a trip can get a bit tricky if you’re a pet owner, but it doesn’t have to be like that if you know where to seek help. In case you didn’t know, pet minding is the number one service when it comes to pet owners who can’t take their furry friends wherever they go. Pet minders are people who take care of your cat or dog when you’re away from home so that you can be sure that they are safe and in good hands!
Cure motion sickness before it even starts
If you decide to drive, you should take your stomach into consideration – especially if a voyage you’re about to take is long and you’re prone to motion sickness. You can keep it at bay by staying away from heavy meals straight before heading to your car. So, instead of having your favourite pizza or a cheeseburger with the side of fries, you should opt for some bland roadside snacks that won’t make you feel sick as soon as you hit the road. Bananas are always a good choice, as well as peanut butter crackers or similar goodies. Apart from that, you should sit in the front seat of the car and keep your eyes on the horizon, instead of reading a book or focusing on your tablet or a smartphone. These should definitely help you overcome motion sickness or even cure it before it starts!
As you can see, planning your perfect summer vacation requires a lot of things that need to be taken care of, but that doesn’t have to be as tricky as you probably thought. Just make sure to do everything in time, because that’s the key to success, and you’ll have an adventure of your dreams!
W| By Claire Hastings #Wanderlust