We certainly recommend spontaneity while traveling, after all this is often where the best travel stories originate. However, we believe in being informed travelers which means becoming familiar with your destination's history and culture, and having an idea of what you want to get out of your travel experience. With this in mind, we can't understate the value that we place on trip planning. For us, this doesn't mean to plan out every waking hour or even necessarily your hotel for next week. But it does mean, at the very least, knowing your options. Here are our top 5 reasons to travel plan:
Better Connect to Your Destination
Everything we do at Adventure Assist centers around better connecting travelers to their destinations. Having found that knowledge enhances experiences, we encourage everyone to take the steps to learn about their destination's culture, history and language before travel.
Becoming familiar with the available sites to explore and activities to do during your travels allows you to prioritize the things you want see and do most.
Planning and booking hotels, transportation and tours in advance typically gives travelers more options and less to worry about. Some specific transportation and tour options must be booked in advanced or you will miss out. If you want to be a bit more spontaneous, we dig it, but we also recommend at least knowing what options are out there.
Planning ahead allows you to better budget your money. As an extra bonus, sometimes you're able to qualify for early booking discounts for travel services.
Travel planning ahead of time, allows you to take unforeseen circumstances into account and make sure that things run smoothly. It gives you more free time and actually allows you to be a more flexible traveler.
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