When planning a trip often the hardest decision you come across is where you’re going to go! You might have a huge list of destinations you want to travel to, but picking just one can be tricky. To make this a little easier for you, we’ve come up with a few questions you should ask yourself in order to pick the best destination for your next holiday!
Why are you traveling?
What’s the purpose of this upcoming trip? Is it relaxation, self discovery, sight-seeing or adventure that you’re after? Knowing the reason will help you set the pace of your trip and what you want to get out of it.
Sometimes it’s a quiet country retreat or an island getaway that you’re looking for. Sometimes it’s the great outdoors, getting out and hiking mountains. Other times it could be to experience a city and its night life, along with all the local cuisines. Whatever it is you’re after will help you narrow down your perfect travel destination.
How long do you want to be travelling for?
How much time you have for your travels is important in determining how long you’ll be staying in a destination. It is something you definitely need to consider because you want to maximise your time wherever you can. You want avoid spending 14 hours on a plane to only be in that place for a couple of days.
You need to be smart with your itinerary! If you only have a week look for something close by, a destination that doesn’t take too long to get to. But if you have more time, say a month or two than its worth the long journey.
What’s your budget?
Money will take you places, though when it comes to travelling you can still get around with less. How much cash you have to spend on your trip will determine what kinds of places or level of accommodation you’ll be staying at.
You might find a deal for cheap flights that will send you packing your bags quickly due to the great savings. If you can sacrifice luxury for more travel experiences, you will make more out of your money when travelling.
Who are you travelling with?
Are you travelling solo, with a partner or with a group? If it’s a group is it friends or family?
When travelling solo, there’s no boundaries as to what you can do – there’s no one to hold you back and you get to do everything you want to do.
If travelling with friends or family, you’ll have to pick a destination that everyone agrees on, whether that mean it has to have a family friendly itinerary or organising group activities.
One of my favourite ways to travel with a small group is to get everyone together for a road trip. It’s often a lot easier and cheaper to organise a hire care than trying to buy flights for everyone.
Are you ready to try something new?
Setting your mind free to new experiences and opportunities is a great way to head towards an adventure of a lifetime.
Do you want to play it safe with the most popular tourist destinations or stray away towards the road not taken?
You could visit a country whose language you cannot speak or understand. Perhaps visit a region whose culture you’ve never thought about before.
Is there a place you’ve always wanted to go to? Drop your fears and just do it!
Now that you’ve had a good think about what you want out of your upcoming travels do you have a destination in mind? The opportunities are endless so go out and create the perfect adventure for you!
Do you have any upcoming travel plans? I’d love to hear about them. Comment below or feel free to contact me!